Our Team

Sarah Ernst

Sarah Ernst

Senior Architect
BA(Hons) MArch

Sarah first joined Architype in 2007 after her Part I, and returned after completing her Part II in 2011. 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 is currently working with the Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS), a forward-thinking Community Land Trust to deliver up to 33 self-build homes in Ladywell, Lewisham. Alongside this she is working with Lewisham Homes (an ALMO) on a pilot project to refurbish three sheltered housing schemes.

Sarah volunteered for Architecture Sans Frontières - UK for 7 years and helped to facilitate a series of workshops in India in the UK, India and Colombia 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.