British bridge design specialist and former Wilkinson Eyre director Keith Brownlie is to team up with renowned German architect Christian Ernst.
Brownlie has been operating in an independent consultancy role on projects including the Tappan Zee Hudson River crossing in New York.
He has joined with Ernst, who was a senior designer at Danish company Dissing + Weitling Architecture, with immediate effect.
Brownlie said: “I am very pleased to be losing Christian as a competitor and to welcome him as a partner as we look to build a new generation practice focused on infrastructure design.
“This initiative adds considerable depth and range to the consultancy offer and creates one of the most experienced and skilled professional teams in the market.
“We have, individually, worked on some of the biggest and best known bridges of recent times, and look forward to bringing our combined experience to bear on a new body of work.”