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Ernest joined the practice in 1987 and was made a Director in 2002. Ernest has particular expertise in sport, education and healthcare projects, and was responsible for the delivery of a new music school for King’s College School in Wimbledon, which includes an acoustically exceptional triple-height auditorium and gives all of the school’s musicians an inspiring space to practise and play in.
In 2012 Ernest was responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of a 57,000 seat cricket stadium in Pune, India, which enabled the Maharashtra Cricket Association to host international matches.
More recently Ernest has been working on the Pears Building: Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, a centre of research excellence on the Royal Free Hospital’s campus in north London.
Ernest has taught at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, University College London and Queen’s University Belfast and has lectured widely. He has been a juror for the Scottish Design Awards and the Civic Trust Awards.