The judging panel for the Bridges Awards 2022 is chaired by José María Sánchez de Muniáin, editor of Bridge design & engineering magazine, and includes the following respected and independent bridge professionals:
John Armitage Technical Director Bridges, Ramboll UK
William Matthews Director William Matthews Associates
BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA
William trained in architecture at the University of Sheffield. He founded William Matthews Associates in 2013, following 19 years at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris, where he led the design team for The Shard, and worked on a range of internationally recognised projects. William Matthews Associates is a creatively-driven architecture studio that delivers fresh and elegant designs that set the highest standards – socially, environmentally and architecturally.
Based in central London, the practice designs a wide range of types and scales of projects, in the UK and internationally. The studio consistently places highly in local competitions against national and international submissions, and current and completed projects show their successful approach. This includes the new headquarters for the Czech national railway; Borovets ski resort in Bulgaria; and 2021 Stirling Prize-shortlisted Tintagel Castle Footbridge.
William is the lead architect and designs all projects, and oversees the general management of the practice. He has been a guest lecturer at Cornwall Architectural Trust and Falmouth University, and a presenter at the World Architecture Festival.
Richard Fish Technical Secretary Bridge Owners Forum
David Knight Director Cake Industries
Hazel McDonald Chief Bridge Engineer (Head of Structures) Transport Scotland
Sue Threader Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) Rochester Bridge Trust