In recognition of his contribution to the establishment and direction of BIM Academy, our successful joint venture with Northumbria University, we’re delighted to announce that Peter Barker has been awarded the role of visiting professor at Northumbria University.

BIM Academy was founded by Ryder and the university in 2010 allowing Peter to apply his practice experience, combined with Northumbria’s academic expertise, to form this centre of excellence for digital engineering and construction.  BIM Academy is now well established as an international consultancy with clients such as the Royal Household, Sydney Opera House, BAE Systems and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.  BIM Academy’s recent win in the Times Higher Education Awards as most innovative contribution to business university collaboration has been testament to the success of the joint venture and Peter’s role in leading it.