Erect Architecture

Erect Architecture

22b Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN

T +44 (0)20 7254 6336

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Erect Architecture is an award-winning female founded RIBA chartered architecture practice working on projects for the common good. We provide architectural services, landscape, public realm, playground design and user & stakeholder engagement.

We are grounded by shared values:

People & Planet
Enhancing the wellbeing of people and planet is at the heart of everything we do. We strive for regenerative environments by speaking up, working with ambitious sustainability goals and empowering people to connect with nature and lead healthier lives.

No Nonsense Sensitive
We strive to understand people and places. Aware of constraints, we are proactive and determined to realise our projects potential for positive transformation.

In Team We Trust
We are a small team working together to achieve big things. We hold space for collaboration and togetherness through an environment of clarity, reliability and trust. We take ownership and welcome support.

Joyfully Curious
We nurture curiosity by making space for discovery, learning and joy. This creates opportunities for research and enriches the projects we work on.

Economically Dynamic
Financial sustainability enables positive outcomes; through investment in our team, research and adding social values to projects.

Nurturing Wellbeing
Our company culture supports opportunities for growth and care for the wellbeing of all staff. We are encouraged to bring our whole selves to work and celebrate our interests and passions. We strive to recruit, retain and promote a diverse team representative of the diverse communities in which we are based and for whom we work.

Find Us

22b Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN

T +44 (0)20 7254 6336


Alfie Gurtler


Alfie is a Part 1 Architectural Assistant who focuses his design strategy upon Social Value. He strives to provide design and consideration in our built environment for the under- and mis-represented sectors and demographics within our society. He believes that if form follows function, then function follows people; and that individuals, community and culture are centrefold within an industry that is calling for more progressive architecture for the people it will cater for.

Both his dissertation and final design module projects separately addressed the demonized perceptions of UK housing estates based upon their inhabitants rather than their architecture, along with commanding solutions to address this.

Alfie graduated from the Oxford School of Architecture (OBU) in 2023 with First Class Honours, having received nominations for 8 student prizes, including a shortlist for the RIBA Bronze Medal.

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, focusing 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.

Cherng-Min Teong

BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Ming is passionate about making cities more equitable, for all ages.  She studied at Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture and completed her Masters of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. She has led on public realm design, strategy and research as well as delivering community focused projects often in heritage settings that enhance health and wellbeing for all.

She led the team that won the Unlimited Doha Design Prize with their proposal “City of Play” looking at developing strategies for creating open-ended street furniture and layouts that could allow for play in the public realm, as well as how these might help create safer streets for both women and children. She has also been an education facilitator for institutions such as RIBA, RA, V&A and Barbican. 

She is currently leading on a range of projects for Erect including the refurbishment of Quadrant House, offices in Caterham, the public realm improvements to Arras Square in Ipswich and a Best Play Study.

Elliott Rawlinson

BA(Hons) MArch
During his first year of his masters at the LSA, Elliott worked part time at Erect and found great inspiration from the scale and style of their projects. Returning post graduation, he is currently designing bespoke play structures and an adventure playground, alongside other architecture and landscape projects.

Elliott is passionate about wellbeing and design to engage the whole body. He is interested in material lifecycles and the circular economy model. At the LSA, Elliott's thesis explored material reuse whilst transforming Abbey Mills Pumping Station site into a public park. He studied his BA at the Manchester School of Architecture where he focused on alternative healthcare.

Elliott loves design and making in many forms. Beyond architecture, he is currently learning to make clothes and soft furnishings.

Kaviyan Arivanandan

Kaviyan is a Part I Architectural Assistant who is passionate about community based projects that aims to enhance joyful and creative experiences for people. His undergraduate project explored the freedom of expression through multifunctional spaces for an ever-changing program. He aims to be involved in benefiting communities through unique, curious and people centric design.

Kaviyan studied at UCA Canterbury (Canterbury School of Architecture) gaining a First Class Honours and the Stage Two Convener award with his work showcased for the graduate show invite. Kaviyan loves to draw and paint with a huge passion for colourful digital watercolour.

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.

Matthew White

Matthew is Studio Manager, he has a background in photography and architectural visualisation having worked in the field for the past decade. During this time he worked on and produced backplate photography for the viualisation of landmark London schemes such as the Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street and The Illuminated River Project.

Matthew studied photography at UCA Farnham graduating in 2011, he has exhibited architectural photographic projects at various locations across London, namely “Every Building on the Old Kent Road" and “Post-War Craft”.  Matthew has a keen interest in post war housing, the ever changing landscape of London and exploration of the city through walking.

Away from the office Matthew enjoys gardening having designed and built his own garden and is looking to take up tennis again after a few years away from the sport.

Nick Green

BA(Hons) AADip
Nick is an experienced public realm designer. He is currently leading the transformations Erith Riverside Gardens in Bexley and a High Street in Barnet.

Nick is a member of the Brent Quality Review Panel.

Passionate about teaching and research, Nick is part of the Erect Architecture team co-leading a Design Think Tank at the London School of Architecture alongside Allies and Morrison. The unit is currently exploring how buildings and public spaces can allow for ‘aging well’ in our cities.

Nick studied at Oxford Brookes University and the Architectural Association graduating in 2014. He was the 2018 Arts and Culture Fellow at the University of Exeter, undertaking research on spaces of learning and their effect on faculty collaboration. He co-authored the paper Nurturing innovation and creativity in educational practice which was published in the International Journal of Higher Education Research in 2019.

Susanne Tutsch

DipArch MSc RIBA
Susanne is a director and founding member of Erect Architecture. She is a registered architect and RIBA member with over 20 years professional experience, delivering architecture and public realm projects for complex stakeholder and user groups. She is a member of the Hackney, Havering and Lambeth Design Quality Review Panels as well as an acting Quinquennial Inspector for the Diocese of London.

Together with Nick, Susanne leads a Design Think Tank at the London School of Architecture. She is a visiting critic at several architecture schools, practice mentor at the LSA and tutors during the annual summer school ‘Studio in the Woods’. Susanne 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. 


Regent Studios
Erect's home is Regent Studios, embedded in the heritage of an industrial waterway beside Broadway Market, East London
A place where problems are solved and concepts are hatched, tested, fabricated and realised
Summer party time
A visit to our new education centre at Camley Street Natural Park




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