Ernst Ter Horst

Senior Associate


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



Octagon Theatre Bolton

Circle Square PRS Housing Plots 7

Circle Square PRS Housing, Plots 5

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