Ernst Ter Horst



RIBA ARB BA (Hons) BArch (Dist)

Born in Amsterdam and raised in Porto, Ernst joined our Manchester Studio in 2016 with a specialism in leading complex mixed-use projects.

Over 20 years in practice in the UK, these include a range of award-winning schemes such as Beetham Tower, HOME Arts Centre, the University of Manchester’s £300m Engineering Campus, The Antwerp Philharmonic Concert Hall and Circle Square Vita Living, developing specialisms in cultural, residential, masterplan and regenerative high street typologies.

Ernst is passionate about retrofit as a means to reducing embodied carbon whilst enriching historical character and social capital. To this end, he is spearheading place-led, town centre regeneration schemes in Stretford, the Trafford Civic Quarter and Chorlton Precinct.

Ernst completed a self-build home to Passivhaus principles in 2021 and sits on the Places Matter! design review panel for the northwest. He is a visiting critic at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Ernst Ter Horst


Kelloggs Site Trafford

Trafford Masterplan

Altrincham Stamford Quarter

Birkenhead Waterfront 2040


Octagon Theatre Bolton

Circle Square PRS Housing Plots 7

Circle Square PRS Housing, Plots 5

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