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BEAM Architects (formerly Brownlie Ernst and Marks) is a specialist architectural consultancy providing professional design services for civil engineering and public realm projects worldwide. The practice is a leading name in Bridge Architecture with a first-class bridge design pedigree. BEAM combines the reliability of a highly skilled and experienced professional organisation with the agility of a flexible independent design business. 

The practice is led by two chief design directors each with an established international reputation for bridge architecture and an award-winning international architecture and bridge design portfolio. Keith Brownlie (the B of BEAM) and James Marks (the M of BEAM) have collaborated on high profile bridge designs for 20+ years and continue to bring their significant expertise to every BEAM project.

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Keith Brownlie RIBA RIAS FRSA is a British Architect with extensive experience in the architectural design of major infrastructure and urban design projects, including multi-modal transport facilities, public buildings and public pedestrian realm. He has an established international reputation for bridge design and has been involved in the design of numerous significant projects worldwide.

Major project experience includes the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing NY, Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge  CA, South Capitol Street Bridge  DC, High Speed 1 rail link in the UK and the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel in Denmark. Keith is a former Director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects where he was responsible for a large body of award-winning work such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the ‘supertall’ Guangzhou International Finance Centre.

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James Marks RIBA RIAS is an experienced British Architect with a long track record of managing the design and delivery of significant infrastructure projects, structures and specialist buildings. His international expertise includes many award-winning bridges of all scales.

His projects range from small bespoke structures such as the Kings Park Pedestrian Link in Perth Australia to major infrastructure including Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington DC, the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne and the ‘New NY Crossing’. As former Associate Director at Wilkinson Eyre Architects, James was responsible for a range of high profile bridges including Media City Footbridge in England, Peace Bridge in Northern Ireland, Living Bridge in Ireland, Nesciobrug in the Netherlands and many others.

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