Knight Architects, LLC is an award winning architecture firm based in Princeton, New Jersey that specializes in residential renovations, additions and new construction as well as boutique retail establishments and select commercial projects.

We are dedicated to providing superior service to all of our clients. We work collaboratively to establish the scope of work and appropriate budgets for projects big and small.  We believe that every project is special and every client is unique.  We pride ourselves on managing a transparent Bid phase where we bring several well-qualified General Contractors to the table with the client. This process insures that the client’s specific needs and individual goals are met. Our attention to detail and careful planning reduces the cost to the client and allows each project to run more efficiently.  For many clients this is the first and only time they will be creating their dream project and they can count on our thorough knowledge of the process and successful track record to guide them through every step of the way.

Knight Architects, LLC projects include a stunning Nantucket style estate on a picturesque lot on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, two popular new restaurants "Jammin Crepes" and "LiLLipies Bakery" in Princeton, New Jersey, a stone farmhouse addition and renovation in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a French provincial style home on a prime corner in Princeton and a historical renovation of a neo classical home also in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Knight Architect’s projects are typically Energy Star rated for optimal performance and reduced fuel costs. We are also well versed in modular or panelized construction techniques and will advise if that is an option for you to consider.

Led by its principal, Catherine Knight, AIA and Project Architect, Louisa Clayton, AIA, Knight Architects is a full service firm providing design, zoning analysis, master planning, space planning, construction documents, bid phase coordination, and construction administration services.  The firm’s services are available throughout the Mid-Atlantic States and New England. 

Catherine M Knight, AIA

Cathy established Knight Architects upon moving to Princeton in 1991. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture and while there, spent a semester at the Architectural Association in London. She worked at ADD Inc in Cambridge, MA working on large office building complexes for IBM and other booming entities and Noyes Vogt Architects in New Haven, CT running State and University projects. These varied experiences provided an excellent foundation for the multi-disciplined office we have today. She is registered to practice Architecture in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. She is an avid tennis player and a Board member at Pretty Brook Tennis Club. She enjoys weekends at her home on Lake Winnipesauke and has hiked all forty eight 4,000 footers in New Hampshire.

Louisa Bartle Clayton, AIA

Louisa received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. She joined Knight Architects in 2009 after spending a couple years at Hillier of Princeton and before that at Polshek Partnership, New York, NY. With Knight Architects, Louisa has worked on historic renovations and renovations and additions in both traditional and more contemporary styles. She is active in the community as a member of the Princeton Zoning Board of Adjustment, a registered Architect in New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She is also an engaged mom of three young children and an energetic golden retriever, fluent in French and in the process of redesigning her home garden with plants native to this region.

Geoffrey David Williams

Geoff joined Knight Architects in 2015 with 10 years of experience with a similar firm in Westfield NJ. He graduated from NJ Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ with a Bachelor of Architecture. He brings a great sense of humor and a hard working dedication to the projects in the office. Geoff is married to a year round athletic coach with a charismatic toddler and two basset hounds at home. When he is not working he loves to entertain and cook and attend sporting events.

Lynne M Davis

Lynne, a retired lawyer, decided she wanted to do something different and joined Knight Architects in 2011 to assist the firm in its marketing efforts. Lynne handles our advertising and social media, including updating our website, houzz and Facebook page. She also organizes our photography, press releases, contracts and other administrative matters to keep the office running in an extremely smooth fashion. Lynne and her husband have a second home in Wyoming where she is busy in the wilderness hiking, snowshoeing, meeting moose, pack goats and elk. She maintains active participation in Trinity Church and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Counselling Service.