Our Reputation

Lisa’s name and the Pride Road brand have a positive reputation, helping build our authority and credibility and drive our success.

Press and Awards

One of the reasons for our stellar reputation is our being featured in the national press and being involved with several awards, as a nominees, winners and judges.

Over the years Lisa Raynes and Pride Road Architects have been featured numerous times on TV, radio, in the press, at events, and at awards shows. Some of these are:

TV & Radio: ‘May the Best House Win’ ITV, Sky News, BBC Radio Manchester, Red Shift Radio,

National Press: BBC, The Times, The Independent, ITV, Property Hub Magazine, Grand Designs Magazine, Cheshire Living Magazine, JLife Magazine,

Awards: Women in Property, Women in Business, RICs Awards, Women in Construction – Architect of the Year, Women in Housing, Grafters Awards, Inspire Awards,

Events: Celebrated as one of RIBA’s ‘Women in Architecture’ on Ethel Day, Inspire Summit speaker, WICE Awards speaker, UoH Women in Architecture speaker, RIBA’s Guerilla Tactics 2016 speaker, Ask the Expert feature at the Homebuilding & Renovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham

Positions in Wider Organisations

Lisa Raynes has held several positions as chair and member for different groups

Over the years Lisa Raynes has held the following positions:

  • past Chair of the RIBA North West Solo Practitioners Group
  • past RIBA council member (2015-18)
  • past chair of Women in Property Northwest (2009-11)
  • past Trustee of learning disability and mental health charity, Outreach.
  • founder of Manchester Curious
  • director of Raynes Architecture
  • founder, owner and franchisor of Pride Road Ltd


Lisa has always thought the RIBA was an important organisation to join and to be a part of. Throughout her career, she’s always kept up her individual membership – even through two redundancies and maternity and to setting up on her own as sole practitioner.

Lisa Raynes and Pride Road have a special connection to the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), Lisa is an ex RIBA council member, is past Chair of the RIBA North West Solo Practitioners Group, has been recognised and celebrated as part of Ethel Day, and has been a guest speaker at several events such as RIBA’s Guerilla Tactics event in 2016. In 2020, Lisa Raynes interviewed the 2020 Presidential RIBA Candidates.

Pride Road also regularly hold Franchisee Discovery Day’s at the RIBA in London.

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