2017, August
Join our team!

Erect architecture is looking for...

Part 1 architectural assistant with min. 1yr experience,

Experienced part 2 or recently graduated architect,

and an Architectural Technician

 

To work on private residential, small public buildings (new built and refurbishment) as well as public realm projects.

 

You should love what you do, be independent, have initiative and ideas to contribute to our studio beyond the mere job description. Proficiency in Vectorworks would help. Availability must be immediately.

 

Please email your CV to mail@erectarchitecture.co.uk

2017, July
Susanne joins new Harrow Design Panel

Proud to be on the new Harrow Design Panel. Harrow Council launched the Panel with an inspiring event at the Royal College of Arts last week. Manifesto presentations and workshops called for 'Metroland' suburbia to become yet again a hotbed for pioneering architecture and public realm. Ideas were tested in a panel discussion with regeneration, planning and local experts afterwards. The bar has been set high. Lets fly over it now!  

2017, July
Studio in the Woods - the accidental (slumbering we are quite certain) Stegosaurus

Inspired by two trees crashing into each other our group built a walkway to enable access and experience of the tangle. The journey starts balancing on a fallen tree and as the ground falls away below leads to the crash site to be clambered across before descending along the other tree. Slab wood (offcuts with bark) was carefully placed to create a tactile experience contrasting the sawn structural members. A ban of screws led the groups to investigate lashing methods - using one week's worth of punctures - inner tubes collected from our local bike shops. 
Sean, Bar,  Emma, Zoe, Ben, Tim, Tom, Peter, Amy, Claire and Angus - you were all fabulous and so enthusiastic. Even though exhaustion levels reached the sky as I am sure it did for you, too >> It was such fun and inspiration ! ! !
And to Piers and Alan for hosting our Stego and a brilliant Studio in the Woods. Find more photos of the other work and the event here.
Above photo by Jim Stephenson.
Missing the Woods!!

2017, June
Woodhouse Urban Park wins New London Architecture Award for Best Public Space 2017
2017, May
Highly Commended for Woodhouse Urban Park in the Regeneration category at the RICS Awards
Woodhouse Urban Park was highly commended in the regeneration category at the RICS Awards. The project is located on the site of a demolished block of flats, the new Woodhouse Urban Park was designed as a focal point for the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme and an inclusive space for the whole community.
 
 
2017, January
Studio in the Woods is back!
Established in 2006, Studio in the Woods is back for 2017. The 1:1 three day workshop will this time take place in Bath. Erect Architecture directors Susanne and Barbara are leading the workshop alongside Meredith Bowles, Piers Taylor, Je Ahn, Kate Darby, Gianni Botsford, Charley Brentnall, Robert Mull, Laura Mark & Lee Ivett.

For more information click here. For tickets here
2016, December
Alexandra Road Park wins the Principal Award for Community Development at the BALI Awards
We worked with Ground Control and J & L Gibbons on a Community Development project in Alexandra Park Road. The project creates a series of play spaces located within a listed 1.7-hectare park landscape uniting the Alexandra Road and Ainsworth Estates designed in 1968 by Neave Brown. It was recently awarded the the Principal winner 2016 in the Community Development category.

The original park was created by Brown in conjunction with renowned landscape architect Janet Jack and was completed in 1979. We designed four new play spaces for the site. Engagement with residents of all ages informed the design process and we consulted closely with Jack to ensure their contemporary play designs remained true to the original ethos of the parkland. The designs picked up on features within the original playgrounds but also increased the complexity of the play offer, added play types and sensory experiences and increased risk and challenge to provide modern playgrounds inspired by the originals.

The key challenge was to create contemporary play space incorporating modern play theory to be located in the context of an important piece of urban design and cultural heritage.

Read more here
2016, December
Woodhouse Urban Park is the Principal Winner at the BALI Awards!
It was great to work with Ground Control and Brent Council on our new park for the South Kilburn Regeneration programme. The project creates a new community focal point and on Friday was the Principal winner 2016 for a Regeneration Scheme Under £500k.

The project is located on the site of a demolished block of flats, and it was designed as an inclusive space for the whole community.

In the North East corner, a seating area with textured floors defining rooms and balconies was laid out to reflect the position of the former building. Different seating areas and a table tennis table are enclosed by diaphanous layers of trees and plants as a relaxing space for all ages. A generous timber topped events stage overlooks a large grassy area defined by trees and planted mounds, presenting an opportunity for the community to host events.

Further South the park becomes more ‘active’. The ‘Beanpole’ play structure is designed for younger and less able children, with a clatter bridge, log traverse and slide. Placed up on a mound the ‘Giant Tree’ on the southern boundary of the park is a challenging play structure. Bespoke built from oak, it includes a slide, a fireman’s pole, climbing nets, and a view over the park to the surrounding area from the top.


Read more here