Syd Knight

Syd brings a deeply knowledgeable approach to campus planning and design projects, balancing an appreciation for campus history and the natural and built environment with a focus on forward-thinking opportunities to position schools and universities for long-term success. His work as a landscape architect and planner supports each school’s academic mission and creates meaningful places for students to learn, interact, and grow.

With a portfolio that reflects a wide range of campuses, civic, and cultural institutions, Syd has experience in master plans, campus improvement plans, site design, and stewardship plans. He strives to help clients preserve and protect important landscapes and cultivate an enduring legacy for each institution.

Syd enjoys the multidisciplinary approach that Quinn Evans brings to each project, and the opportunity to help clients rejuvenate campuses; advance their goals for academics, student life, and recruitment; and lay the groundwork for future improvements.


Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia, 1986

Bachelor of Design in Urban Planning and Design, University of Cincinnati, 1979


Registered Landscape Architect    

American Society of Landscape Architects    

Society of College and University Planners    

Association of Physical Plant Administrators    

City of Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review     

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