Syd Knight

Principal

ASLA

Principal

ASLA

A principal with BCWH,  Syd has led many of the Van Yahres Studio’s most import projects over the past twenty-five years.  With a background in both landscape architecture and urban planning and design, Syd has developed a balanced and innovative approach to campus design, combining a deep respect for each institution’s history and natural environment with a clear understanding of the forces likely to affect campuses in the years to come.  Syd’s work with schools throughout the country has focused on crafting campuses that support each institution’s academic mission while giving them the flexibility to ensure that their legacy will  continue well into the future.

Affiliations and Education

  • City of Charlottesville, Board of Architectural Review, Chair
  • Charlottesville Housing Improvement Program Board
  • Charlottesville City Schools
  • Minnesota Governor’s Design Team Board of Directors
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design, University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia