Anna Ryten BA Cantab Dip Arch RIBA IMaPS


Anna joined Mountford Pigott in 2006 as a senior architect with a background in healthcare and residential buildings. Since then she has expanded her range of project types to include retail, leisure, hotels and mixed-use development. She became an Associate Director in 2009 and a Partner in 2013.

With wide ranging project experience from inception to completion, Anna has a particular interest in strategy and planning where her analytical and conceptual abilities combine with excellent communication skills and a genuine enjoyment of working with clients and stakeholders to achieve successful developments. Anna’s skills include designing schemes in sensitive locations with multiple and sometimes conflicting constraints which require complex solutions. She has built longstanding relationships with clients to help them develop and realise profitable strategies for their property portfolios.

In addition to project work Anna takes an active role in the management of the practice leading initiatives for the introduction of integrated project and practice management software; the introduction of an interactive digital office manual and developing office protocols and quality management systems. Anna participates in a number of internal steering groups on topics ranging from CDM to external envelope performance, BIM, health and wellbeing and CSR. Anna manages Mountford Pigott’s accreditation with ISO:9001, SMAS and Constructionline.

“I particularly enjoy the challenge of communicating our ideas, either graphically or verbally, with beauty and clarity. We have a great team at Mountford Pigott with many different strengths. It gives me great satisfaction to bring these talents together and harness them to produce something greater than the sum of its parts, resulting in successful buildings and satisfied clients”.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts from Queens’ College Cambridge (Ba Hons Cantab)
  • Diploma in Architecture from Kingston University (Dip Arch)
  • Certificate of Professional Practice from Kingston University (CertPP)
  • Registered Architect with the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB)
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Civic Trust Award Assessor London southwest region and Surrey
  • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety (IMaPS)