Martin Knight is an architect specialising in bridge design and transport infrastructure. He studied architecture at Manchester Polytechnic and the University of Westminster (PCL). His career has included periods spent on building sites and in engineering as well as architectural practices, and his approach to design and construction has always been informed by the practical application of artistic principles, balancing aesthetics with engineering and visual logic. He worked for Battle McCarthy Engineers and Michael Hopkins & Partners before joining Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 1997 to work on the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge, for which he was Project Architect. He was subsequently responsible for many other buildings and bridges, including the Royal Ballet School “Bridge of Aspiration” in Covent Garden and the Pier 6 Airbridge at Gatwick Airport. Martin founded Knight Architects in 2006 and the practice enjoys a strong reputation in the field of bridge design, enjoying success in UK and international competitions, including the Kruunusillat Bridges in Helsinki, Margaretenguertel Bridge in Vienna and four bridges at Darmstadt, Germany. Martin is an experienced Architect and member of the RIBA and IABSE. He has lectured on cultural and regeneration projects, bridge design and aesthetics and in 2005 he was selected in the Architects’ Journal/Corus “40 Under 40” Awards. He has been a member of the Design Review Panel of the Design Commission for Wales since 2006. He was elected to RIBA Council in 2008 and is leading the RIBA review into the practice of design competitions. He has sat on several competition juries and was Jury Chairman for Wales for the 2010 RIBA Awards. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and in 2013 he was elected a Companion of the Institution of Structural Engineers.