Leading UK architect, Martin Knight has been invited to the Networking Breakfast organised by the Australian Institute of Architects and Engineers Australia Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management.

The Networking Breakfast will be held on 20 March 2014 at the Duxton Hotel Ballroom in Perth.

Martin will speak on the design and engineering challenges of the Te Matau Pohe bridge, a 265m-long crossing of the Lower Hatea River in Whangarei, New Zealand. Te Matau Pohe is the first movable highway bridge to be built in the country in more than 50 years. 

Completed in July 2013, the project is a powerful example of engineering function that is perfectly integrated with architectural form.

Martin Knight founded Knight Architects in order to develop his passion for bridge design. Knight Architects is a specialist architectural practice providing a dedicated bridge consultancy with operations across the world. In addition to bridge design, Martin is responsible for buildings such as the award-winning National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.