Team

Barbara Kaucky Dipl Ing Arch RIBA
 
Barbara is a director and founding member of erect architecture. She graduated from the University of the Arts, Berlin, in 1997 with distinction. Barbara is a registered architect and RIBA member with 16 years professional experience in architecture, play, landscaping and public art projects in the UK, Germany and the United States.
Prior to setting up erect architecture with Susanne Tutsch, Barbara worked with a series of organizations including SureStart, Johnson Naylor, Studio Libeskind, Studio Dinnebier and as independent architect and artist. The projects she led and was involved in include work with communities on public art and exhibition projects, capital works strategies for SureStart and architectural and interior design projects including schools, museums, housing projects, theatres and administrative buildings from inception to completion.
Barbara is acting as visiting critic at several architecture schools and as tutor during the annual summer school ‘Studio in the Woods’. She also sits on the RIBA Small Practices Panel.
 
                                 
Susanne Tutsch DipArch MSc Arch RIBA
 
Susanne is a director and founding member of erect architecture. She graduated with a degree in architecture from University College London, The Bartlett, in 1997 with distinction. Susanne is a registered architect and RIBA member with 16 years professional experience.
Prior to setting up erect architecture with Barbara Kaucky, Susanne was working with Foster and Partners, Gregory Phillips Architects and Johnson Naylor. The projects she led and was involved in range from residential projects, office buildings, an art gallery, spa and restaurant to the prestigious McLaren Research and Technology Centre, shortlisted for the Sterling Prize in 2005.
In 2006 Susanne completed a Masters in Architectural History at University College London with distinction. Her research explored social aspects of architecture, psychoanalysis and art processes with view to their potential use in regeneration.
Susanne is acting as visiting critic at several architecture schools and as tutor during the annual summer school ‘Studio in the Woods’.
Susanne is a member of the Hackney Design Panel.


Mike Whitfield MA MArch ARB

Mike graduated from the University of Edinburgh with distinction and has over 8 years experience working in architecture which has given him the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of all stages of the build, from inception to on-site and post-completion works. In that time he has worked in a number of practices on both new build and refurbishment projects across a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial and cultural. He has been involved with some exceptionally sensitive and complex sites, from Kensington Palace to areas of natural beauty and diversity in the Stockholm Archipelago and enjoys the design challenges that such situations throw up.
 

Ashleigh Watkins BSc MArch

Ashleigh has been working on Camden Active Spaces, a collection of projects at school sites across Camden, works include the design of pavilions and play spaces that encourage children to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Other projects include a canopy/cafe at Cypress Primary School that encourages outdoor learning to be incorporated into the classroom. Before joining erect architecture, Ashleigh had worked at other practices where he has worked on architectural projects of various scales. These include: master planning of urban quarters of the city; designing community centres with an educational and sports focus; overseeing the design and construction of a temporary sports venue and public pavilions for London 2012. Ashleigh graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture and is currently undertaking his RIBA Part 3 studies.
 

Nozomi Nakabayashi BArch MArch

Nozomi Nakabayashi grew up in Tokyo, Japan where her interests in architecture grew through observing people's everyday life. She enjoys the variety of works involving architecture and has previously worked both as the designer and maker of some of her projects. Her Hut on Stilts is currently shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award. Nozomi holds a Master of Architecture from the Architectural Association Design & Make programme where she was part of the core team building the Big Shed and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice School of Architecture. 


Sarah Ackland BSc MArch


Sarah loves working and engaging with users and stakeholders and participated in the Cardiff University Community Gateway Research Programme testing approaches to community engagement. Prior to joining Erect Architecture Sarah worked on cultural projects ranging from a Welcome Centre for a listed art gallery to an Aerospace Museum. Since joining Erect Architecture she has been working on the new-built St Mary’s Church community centre in Stoke Newington. Sarah graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture with a first class award in her Masters. She was awarded a travel scholarship after her BSc studies and won the T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Prize in her MArch. She was also nominated for the Wallpaper* Graduate Directory.