Knight Architects is a specialist architectural consultancy working exclusively in the field of bridge and infrastructure design. Formed in 2006, the practice was founded on the unique experience, skills and passion for bridge design which Martin Knight has built up over more than eighteen years in leading architecture and engineering practice.
The studio now comprises a skilled team with extensive experience and market-leading skills working on projects around the world, yet it remains true to its founding principles: that good design is vital and that memorable and beautiful solutions are based on a clear understanding of function, context, budget and time.
Services range from whole design services to limited scope contracts including concept design, site services, and specialist tasks such as brief‐writing, parapet design and colour consultancy.
The practice is familiar with a wide range of procurement routes on projects of all types and sizes, and works for clients including national and local authorities, regeneration companies, private developers, infrastructure providers, consulting engineers and contractors.
Our projects are often in high-profile or sensitive locations and in the cultural and political spotlight, and we are skilled at creating appropriate, beautiful and contextual designs which blend architectural sensitivity, economy and engineering efficiency.
– Merchant Square Footbridge, London, UK
– Lower Hatea River Crossing, Whangarei, New Zealand (265m-long opening road bridge over tidal Hatea River)
– Campusbrücke, Opladen, Germany (106m-long footbridge over railway lines)
– Town Centre Link, London, UK (innovative pedestrian crossing over 11 railway lines)
– Regent’s Canal footbridge, London, UK (understated 27m pedestrian crossing over Regent’s Canal)
Work in progress:
– Mersey Gateway, Cheshire, UK (major 2.4km cable-stayed road bridge over River Mersey)
– Kruunusillat, Helsinki, Finland (1.2km tram, cycle and pedestrian crossing of main bay)
– Destructor footbridge, Bath, UK (45m replacement span over River Avon)
– Kienlesbergbrücke, Ulm, Germany (270m road, tram and cycle crossing over railway lines)
– A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, Wales, UK (family of structures – bridges and retaining walls – in Conservation Area)
Project selected for Archmarathon: Merchant Square Bridge