Erect Architecture

Erect Architecture

22b Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN
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We make places with and for people. Our well-loved and well-used buildings and places are created from listening and understanding client and stakeholder needs. Various forms of collaboration and co-production are at the heart of our practice. We enjoy the messiness and richness of these processes. They make each project unique and rich.

Our key strength is our dual experience as both public realm designers and architects. Erect’s buildings and spaces have won high-profile awards and our public realm spaces have featured as good practice case studies by CABE and in the Supplementary Planning Guidance: Shaping Neighbourhoods.

We challenge standards through innovation and research and explore this in evidence-based work. We are currently engaged in pilot projects such as Camden Active Spaces and Lambeth Early Action Partnership, which probe the potential role of design in improving public health and wellbeing.

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22b Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN
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T +44 (0)20 7254 6336
mail@erectarchitecture.co.uk

People

Amy Harris

BA(Hons)

Amy is our studio manager.

She has worked across creative industries, architecture and regeneration both as a freelance artist and designer and through in-house roles in marketing and comms, events and studio management.

Her background includes a degree in illustration from the Arts University Bournemouth, where she’s also worked as a visiting tutor on BA illustration.

When she’s not in the Erect studio, Amy works on illustration and design projects and delivers participatory arts workshops for non-profits. She’s happiest when making something with her hands and is passionate about design that has a social impact and engages with communities.

Barbara Kaucky

Dipl Ing Arch RIBA
 
Barbara is a founding director of Erect Architecture and an RIBA Chartered and ARB registered architect with 15 years professional experience in the UK and 20 years in total. Barbara enjoys the capacity of small practice to be agile, innovate and experiment and thrives on creating places that are positive drivers for change. She is experienced in leading teams and working with complex client, stakeholder and user groups to deliver architectural and public realm projects. Barbara is a member of the Camden Design and the Croydon Place Review Panel.

Barbara’s wish to support small, creative practice has led her to join the RIBA Small Practice Panel, which she chairs since 2018. There she co-organises the annual Guerrilla Tactics conference, focussing on innovation and business skills for young and small architecture practices.

Before moving to London in 2002 Barbara lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berlin and Vienna. She studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of the Arts Berlin and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

George Sunderland

BA(Hons)

George has a passion for public spaces and the potential that they hold to improve our world. He currently combines his time at Erect with studying for his Part 2 at the London School of Architecture. 

He graduated from the University for the Creative Arts (formerly KIAD) in 2013. During his time there he was a founding member of a student collective that successfully won an open entry competition to design and build a memorial garden-cum-gallery in the Folkestone Creative Quarter. His undergraduate thesis and design projects explored how our interactions with public space shapes our daily lives - specifically focusing on surveillance, placemaking and homelessness.

When not reading, studying or drawing, George will almost always be riding or talking about bikes - and often both at once!

Nele Christiansen

BA MA

Nele has a great interest in the historical, social and political complexity of societies and how this can be explored through architecture and urban-scale strategies.

She completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in Copenhagen at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and has professional experience working in London, Copenhagen and Berlin. Through her work and studies Nele has gained a passion for studying the nuanced intricacies of spaces and how these can offer both physical and social qualities. Her thesis project presented a strategy for sustaining and regenerating a neglected small town in Denmark through creating new social spaces for existing local communities and with it a new socially oriented infrastructure to link them on an urban scale.

Nick Green

BA(Hons) AADip

Nick is an experienced public realm designer, delivering projects within central London including the transformation of Hanover Square whilst a Senior Urban Designer at Publica Associates. He is also passionate about education and has previously led design studios at Oxford Brookes University and Chelsea College of Arts, and is currently a visiting technology tutor at the Architectural Association. He has led workshops with children and adult learners at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Modern. 

Outside the office he is interested in writing and research and in 2017 he co-published, Comachines: A Handbook to Mobile Disruptive Architectures with ON/OFF. Nick was an Arts and Culture Fellow at the University of Exeter in 2018 undertaking research on spaces of learning and their effect on faculty to faculty collaboration. He co-authored the paper Nurturing innovation and creativity in educational practice which was published in 2019. 

Marta Llorens

BSc(Hons) MArchD ARB

Marta is interested in the intrinsic bond between people and place, and in how a better built environment can contribute to social well-being. She wants to use her shaping abilities as an architect to create more inspiring, sustainable and lasting places.

Marta studied at the University of Bath, where she centred her thesis on exploring the role that buildings play in helping or hindering the development of young children, and at Oxford Brookes University, where she completed her MArchD whilst doing a specialisation in International Development and Humanitarian Practice. Prior to joining Erect, she worked at Daykin Marshall Studio, running projects through all RIBA workstages. She has also worked for EMBT Miralles Tagliabue in Barcelona, participated in several community self-build projects, and co-authored a study for NGO CARE International evaluating the success of self-recovery humanitarian shelter programmes in the Philippines. Marta is a UK registered architect. 

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 was 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. She enjoys playing the Oud & practicing Kung Fu in her spare time.

Susanne Tutsch

DipArch MSc RIBA
 
Susanne is a director and founding member of Erect Architecture. She is a registered architect and RIBA member with 21 years professional experience, delivering architecture and public realm projects for complex stakeholder and user groups. She is a member of the Hackney, Harrow and Haringay Design Quality Review Panels as well as an acting Quinquennial Inspector.

Susanne is a visiting critic at several architecture schools, practice mentor at the LSA and tutors during the annual summer school ‘Studio in the Woods’. She holds a Master in Architectural History from University College London. Keen to combine architecture and research, particularly related to Health and Wellbeing, she lead the NHS funded award-winning pilot project Camden Active Spaces for Erect. 

Tom King

BSc(Hons) BA(Hons) MA(RCA)
 

Tom’s varied career has taken in professional and academic institutions across the UK and to date has covered social geography, architectural technology and pure design. Qualifications from the University of Bristol, Bolton University and Oxford Brookes University have been most recently complemented by a Masters from the Royal College of Art.  

After over a decade working in technical and job-running roles he has garnered experience of a full range of architectural project types though all work stages, from high end residential, pre-fabricated housing, offices, masterplanning, light industrial and listed buildings to name a few.  

Tom’s chief research interests include the analysis of the implementation of architectural theory in real-world settings and the development of technical innovation to address social issues.  The latter was most recently exhibited through his work at the RCA which included a duo of proposals which circumvented the ‘housing crisis’ by offering homes which can exist outside of the UK housing market.

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Erect's home is in Regent Studios, embedded in the heritage of an industrial waterway
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This is the shopfront to our trove of architectural curiosities
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Ideas and flora multiply in the jungle that is the studio,
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a place where problems are solved and concepts are hatched, tested, fabricated and realised
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thanks to our brilliant team
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What will the next creation be?

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