Jonathan Knight, 1965 - 2013 January 21, 2013
Jonathan Knight (bottom row, third from left in photograph) joined Hopkins Architects as a Part II student from Cambridge University in 1992. He was an extremely talented architect whose intelligence and draughtsmanship enabled him to rise swiftly within the Practice, working on a number of high-profile projects including the Inland Revenue Centre, Buckingham Palace Ticket Office and the National Tennis Centre. He was promoted to Project Director for Manchester Art Gallery and then Director for Alnwick Garden Pavilion and the Villas at Emirates Hills. He relocated to our Dubai office in 2004, eventually departing from the Practice in 2007.
Jonathan was an inspiring project leader whose razor-sharp wit and charm made him wonderful company both in and out of the workplace. His love of life was contagious and made the work he and his teams put into their projects seem effortless. He instilled great loyalty and love in those who knew him well and he was widely respected by all who came into contact with him.
Although he had already achieved success with the projects he had completed, we are certain that there were many more gems to be produced in a highly promising career. We have lost not only a talented colleague but also a good friend. His untimely death is a great loss to us all.