Lourdes B. Knight, AIA - President



Ms. Knight has more than 27 years of architectural and interior design experience. She co-founded Knight Architects, Inc. (KAI) with her husband and fellow architect Joe Knight in 1996. Prior to this Ms. Knight was a Design Architect for a prestigious national healthcare Design-Build firm. She has built on the foundation in Health Care design with her extensive work with Grady Health Systems of Atlanta. She has a hands-on design approach and a passion for working closely with her clients to develop practical solutions to their needs while enhancing their built environment.

Ms. Knight is a gifted designer, space programmer and planner. As President of KAI, in addition to leading the firm, she manages all of our Health Care and Interior Design Projects. Whether for a new design or a renovation, she excels at accurately assessing a client's needs and developing aesthetically creative, budget-conscious design solutions.


Ms. Knight was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida where she graduated from High School. She moved to Atlanta in 1979 to attend Georgia Tech where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Her time spent studying architecture abroad in the Georgia Tech Paris Program gave her a keen appreciation for beauty, proportion and aesthetics as well as a passion for travel. She and her husband Joe have two sons. Both are in college; one son is pursuing a degree in architecture. The family enjoys traveling together in Europe and South America.

Professional Status:

  • Registered Architect: GA
  • Registered NCARB


  • Masters of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983
  • Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, 1982-83
  • Summer Master's program Cambridge England, 1985

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