With an accomplished background in urban planning and landscape architecture, Syd Knight brings a deeply knowledgeable approach to campus planning and design projects. Syd balances an appreciation for campus history and the natural environment with a focus on forward-thinking opportunities to position schools and universities for long-term success—supporting their academic mission and creating meaningful places for students to learn, interact, and grow.
Syd’s national portfolio includes plans for urban, suburban, and rural campuses, and reflects insightful and creative ideas to optimize existing resources, supplementing them in ways that create dynamic, flexible, and sustainable environments. His visionary solutions—embracing both the larger community context as well as the finer details of site design and campus operations—have helped institutions rejuvenate their campuses; advance their goals for academics, student life, and recruitment; and lay the groundwork for future improvements.
“I love the multidisciplinary approach we bring to each project. I am constantly energized by working with architects and interior designers, and I appreciate the richness we can collectively bring to our projects.”
- University of Virginia, Master of Landscape Architecture, 1986
- University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design, 1979
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities
- Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)