Keith Brownlie

Director, BEAM Architects

Keith Brownlie is an Architect and founder of specialist bridge design firm BEAM-Architects. He has an established international reputation for bridge design and he has been involved in many significant bridge projects over three decades. Recent major projects include the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington DC and the Kingston Third Crossing in Ontario Canada. Earlier project involvement includes the Stirling Prize winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and many other recognisable footbridges. He reviews nationally significant infrastructure for A+DS on behalf of Scottish govt. and is a keen advocate of sustainable bridge development.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 29 November 2022


S, M, L, XL. Bracklinn Falls Bridge and bigger animals

10:20 - 10:45
Keith Brownlie, director of BEAM Architects will examine some of the issues at play in designing bridges of different scales. S M L XL recalls a famous 1990s architectural text but, in this talk, bridge length rather than building size differentiates the projects under discussion. BEAM-designed bridges ranging in length from 20m to 20 miles will be explained, starting at ‘S’ with the new Bracklinn Falls Bridge in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and getting increasingly longer (and further away).