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Sarah Ernst

Sarah Ernst

BA(Hons) MArch

Sarah first joined Architype in 2007 after her Part I, and returned after completing her Part II in 2011. The first project she was involved in was the St Quintin Family Centre, juggling a range of complex user groups.

Since returning to Architype she has worked on a series of school expansion projects in Hertfordshire, and a new Junior School for Highgate School. Sarah has been volunteering for Architecture Sans Frontières - UK for 7 years and has helped to facilitate a series of workshops in India, in partnership with SEEDS India, to engage built environment students and professionals with participatory approaches to address complex issues such as vulnerability and risk.


Sarah completed her Part I and II at the University of Sheffield where she became motivated by issues concerning social and environmental justice, and public participation in planning and design. She undertook her Part III/Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice at RIBA North-West in 2013.


Sarah co-facilitated a MArch/Masters Design Studio at the University of Sheffield in 2013/2014 questioning the process of market-led urbanisation by getting to grips with the global urban housing crisis, and exploring some of the responses by citizens through different forms of collaboration and exchange.