David Knight

Chartered structural engineer

Cake Industries

David is a chartered structural engineer with over a decade’s experience as a design consultant. He has managed and designed a variety of projects on both a large and small scale, including being lead designer for Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge (winner of the Pedestrian Bridge category at the 2015 Structural Awards), Taplow Footbridge (commended at the 2019 Structural Awards) and Montgomery Bridge in Canary Wharf.

He was the lead structural designer for the international competition winning scheme to bridge across the Thames between Pimlico and Nine Elms in 2016. He delights at working closely with architects and artists to design and project manage bridges, buildings, sculpture and moving structures. David is now Director of Design and Engineering at Cake Industries, a combined design and fabrication business.

David is a board member and trustee of the IStructE; Vice-chair of IABSE British Group, and an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martin’s School of Art where he tutors undergraduate and post-graduate Architecture. He has appeared on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and the Discovery Channel as an engineering communicator.

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