Ruth Treacher


Ruth is the interiors lead on many of our important projects, working across a diverse range of project types, from high spec office buildings to working university buildings, from retrofits to new builds.

She led the refurbishment of former BBC office buildings at White City Place: The Westworks, a multi-tenanted building with extensive amenity space; and Mediaworks, an Allies and Morrison building originally designed for the BBC, now given a new life. Other workplace projects include the RIBA-award winning Banham Headquarters and a new building for Coventry City Council as part of our Friargate masterplan. In higher education projects, she is a key member of the design team for the new home of London College of Fashion at Stratford Waterfront, and she delivered a refurbishment for the Invention Rooms in White City for Imperial College London.

She designed the interiors of the Mint Hotel in Leeds, winner of the RIBA White Rose Award for Best Interior and has developed concepts for apartments and amenity spaces in a number of our housing projects. Two of the practice’s largest past projects involved Ruth: the Royal Festival Hall Refurbishment and the 2012 Olympics. On the former, she focused on the restoration and re-planning of the public foyers, including the education centre, bars, cafe, box office, ballroom and cloakroom; and on the latter, was responsible for the design of the Games-time fit-out of the Main Press Centre in the Olympic Park.

An active participant in the life of the studio, Ruth is a mentor to many of us and organises and develops training within the practice that focuses on hand drawing skills. She trained at Ravensbourne College.