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Department of Architecture



David Knight is a chartered structural engineer and designer, and has designed and managed a variety of award-winning projects on both a large and small scale. Recently, he was project director for the construction of Cody Dock Rolling Bridge, project director and lead designer for Bracklinn Falls Footbridge, and in July 2023 he was awarded the IABSE Early Career Prize in recognition of his work in the construction industry to date. He delights at working closely with architects and artists to design and make bridges, buildings, sculpture and moving structures.
He is Director of Design and Engineering at Cake Industries, and has been responsible for the creation of a design and engineering team within the multi-material fabrication business, as well as a stand-alone structural engineering consultancy Cake Engineering. He serves as Chair of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) British Group, and sits on the Greater Cambridge Design Review Panel. David has taught at UCL, Central St Martins, and the University of Bath, and is an effective engineering communicator with appearances on BBC News, ITV News, the Discovery Channel and Al Jazeera.

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