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Thomas Osborne

Tom has specialised exclusively in bridge design for the past twelve years. As a Director at Knight Architects, Tom leads a team which works at a wide variety of scales – from national infrastructure schemes through to one-off bespoke structures. Regardless of the scale of the project, the team focuses on delivering appropriate, fitting design, through a clear understanding of the constraints an close collaboration with the client, engineers and fabricators.

Often working on sensitive sites, Tom focuses on obtaining early stakeholder support by designing structures which blend structural logic, and thoughtful design with a strong, site-specific narrative. Tom’s team facilitate this by combing traditional sketching and model-making, with the latest in VR, parametric design and prototyping in order to develop unique designs which are both efficient and buildable.

Tom has worked on several major schemes both in the UK and internationally, including being the project architect for the competition-winning €90m Kruunusillat Bridge in Helsinki. In 2018 Tom led a team to build a 70m suspended footbridge in Rwanda, for the charity “Bridges to Prosperity”.

Thomas Osborne