Barbara Kaucky Dipl Ing Arch RIBA
Barbara is a founding director of Erect Architecture and an RIBA Chartered and ARB registered architect with 13 years professional experience in the UK and 18 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 Panel and the Croydon Place Review Panel.

Barbara’s wish to support small, creative practice has led her to join the RIBA Small Practice Panel in 2013 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.
Susanne Tutsch DipArch MSc RIBA
Susanne is a director and founding member of erect architecture. She is an 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 Design Panel and Harrow Design Panel as well as an acting quinquennial inspector.

Susanne is a visiting critic at several architecture schools 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. 

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 an ARB 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 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. She is currently tutoring Unit 4 at Central St Martins and enjoys playing Oud & practicing Kung Fu in her spare time. 

Sarah Ackland BSc MArch PgDip

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. Sarah recently passed her Part 3 studies and is a qualified architect.

Jack Hardy BA(hons) AAdip
Jack has worked across a range of award-winning playspace projects since 2013 including Alexandra Road Park, Jellicoe Water Gardens and Camden Active Spaces. He previously worked in public realm design & research at Publica Associates. Jack was awarded an academic scholarship at Oxford Brookes, before completing his diploma at the Architectural Association where he was awarded the Mark Fisher Scholarship. Jack's thesis project was the creation of an all-school parade at the AA featuring a giant inflatable toad. Outside the studio, Jack designs and builds events, temporary architectures and artworks, and recently had an exhibition of his rocking furnitures at London Design Festival.

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.

Alessandro Carlucci BSc

Alessandro grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where he became interested in the growth of the city and its relationship to politics. After finishing his Part I in Cardiff University, Alessandro has now joined the London School of Architecture, where he hopes to continue exploring the link between queer culture, political action, social empowerment and architecture. Alessandro has previously worked with Sala Ferusic Architects in Barcelona and with Community Gateway Grangetown, researching about the conditions and importance of public and private gathering spaces in the economic and social development of communities.