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Umbrella Factory 2017

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  Year | 2017 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Theatre Deli Live Projects 2017 + Theatre Deli presents The Umbrella Factory, a playful, cross-disciplinary project exploring […]

Harmony Works

What if...

  Year | 2017 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Sheffield Music Academy & Sheffield Music Hub Harmony Works Live Project brings together two flourishing Sheffield music […]

Wild WEB Live Project

Volunteer View Summer

A collaboration with the Wild WEB project; Idle Valley Nature Reserve’s development plan for opening up to a wider range of user groups as well as to better provide for the people who already use and care for the reserve; their large volunteer base, nature enthusiasts, and educational programmes.

The Great Pier

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Designed and facilitated a new and exciting installation for the Castlegate site that will allow the public to view the archaeological dig for Sheffield Castle.

The Sheffield Housing Conversations


Providing platforms to discuss impacts and explore solutions by hearing ideas, opinions and experiences of the issues surrounding housing in Sheffield

Made In Brussels

9. Playing with blocks

Intensifying Industry on three sites in Brussels by 200%

Stocksbridge Live Project

Model of SCLC and Oxley Park for Future Consultation 1:500

The project created a vision for the future of Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre and ‘Your’ Oxley Park through a series of phased deliverable packages, building support and ownership by engaging with key stakeholders and the local community.

Moorfoot Link

Phase 3

Year | 2017 Location | Moorfoot, Sheffield Client |  The Labour Party Planning Policy  The reestablishment of a direct link between London Road to The Moor has been discussed for […]


Cemetery Road Elevation

Re-envisioning and facilitating the future of Cemetery Road Baptist Church.

Tinsley For Us


Year | 2017 Location |  Tinsley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Tinsley Forum ‘Tinsley For Us’ Live Project team worked with an initial client brief to explore […]

Zest for the Future


'Zest for the Future' focuses on the revitalisation of the Centre for Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe and Langsett.

The Ashton Platform

The Creative Network

The Ashton Platform has woven the voices of the people of Ashton into a creative vision for the future of the town.



Year | 2017 Location | Penistone, South Yorkshire Client | Fiona O’Brien and Stephen Miller, Barnsley Council Penistone is a small market town in South Yorkshire, […]

St Peter’s Churches


  Year | 2016 Location | Cheshire (Chester and Congleton) Client |  Diocese of Chester   The church in the UK is rapidly declining but at the same […]

Glodwick Pool


The brief was to imagine a future for the pool, and re-invigorate it as a sporting and community hub. The Trust’s holistic ambition aims to cater to people of all ages and abilities, supporting the community’s most vulnerable members. This vision however, is hampered by the restrictive existing plan and difficulties involved in adapting a former swimming pool to serve up a more diverse programme.
Although the vision for the site is a radical departure from its initial scope, we have endeavoured to ensure viability on the tight budget. The hub brings not only added social value, but also becomes a more appealing offering to the staff at nearby healthcare sites. Spatial flexibility means conferences and larger public events are easily catered for, diversifying the revenue stream. The final vision is organised around a community core that will catalyse the project’s sustainability and viability.

Manor Allotments


Manor allotments Year | 2016 Location | Manor Allotments, Sheffield Client | Marion Manor allotment is a community garden, located in southern Sheffield, which is made […]

Apiary In The Woods


'Apiary In The Woods' is a collaborative project with the Sheffield Beekeepers Association (SBKA) that aims at the development of the Ecclessal Village to suit the requirements of the SBKA.

Future Factories


The Future Factories Live Project was tasked with addressing the question of collaboration between makers in the context of the emergence of new industries and modes of work in arts, crafts and manufacturing. The clients provided two distinct issues; firstly, how to encourage collaboration among makers and craftspeople, secondly, how to improve the use and development of historic industrial spaces turned to new use. We were provided with Live Works as a space to work within and were invited to exhibit our work and ideas as part of Sheffield Design Week 2016. Our response was an adaptable exhibition to facilitate the meeting, conversations and events that facilitate connections between makers, as well as a smart phone application that created a dispersed network of individuals linked through their common interests and productions.

Future Forum

LP15_Sheffield Futures_05 participation photos

An exploration into the redevelopment of Star House, home to Sheffield Futures, focussed around participation, analysis and design.

Civic University

Vestry Hall Exhibition

The Civic University is about creating a platform to allow for knowledge exchange.

St Wilfrid’s Village

The Future - expanding the facilities and services

Year | 2016 Location | Sheffield, UK Client | St Wilfrid’s Centre St Wilfrid’s is a day centre for vulnerable adults, opened five days a week, providing assistance to 50 individuals […]

Re-Making Gainsborough

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Year | 2016 Location | Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Client |  West Lindsey District Council Re-Making Gainsborough is a project that works in partnership with West Lindsey Council to […]

Revealing the Castle

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The brief was to not only conserve the physical and historical fabric of Castlegate, but to build on these stories to propose a stimulating vision for the currently purposeless site.

Goldthorpe Railway Cuttings

Governance diagram

Engaging with the community of Goldthorpe to reimagine the railway cuttings.

The Vestry Hall


Establishing a step-by-step guide to help ensure the longevity, and continued success, of the Israac Somali Community Association.

RUSS Self Build

RUSS 1:20 model diagram

Research and design of construction methods for self build mass housing

Greenhill Community Library

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Year | 2016 Location | Greenhill Community Library, Greenhill, Sheffield Client |  Friends of Greenhill Library Like many local libraries in the UK, Greenhill Community Library has […]

Migrant Narratives Exhibition

Side wall - Port

Narrating stories of these migrant journeys and the illicit crossing of borders, this project visualises the continent from the perspective of those who inhabit its edges and those who are in transit .


161030 - Cortonwood Platform Visual Theo (HA ADJUSTMENTS

Elsecar Heritage Railway is a not-for profit charitable organisation that runs and restores heritage locomotives along The Coalfield Line in the Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire.

Ingle Gym

Ingle Gym Mural by Kid Acne

Providing architecture which matches the social and sporting legacy of Ingle Gym.

Community Economies

Time Lapse

Year | 2016 Location | Quercia*LAB, Rovereto, Italy Client | Brave New Alps Brave New Alps is a design collective part of Ecole_IG, a wider network which share an interest […]

Made of Waste

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Exploring the possibilities of using waste materials and understanding the needs of those affected by dementia to create a flexible and inviting space for those affected by dementia and their carers.

Wealthy City Walks

Personal ideas of wealth

Curation of nine guided walks and workshops around Sheffield city centre based on a reinterpretation of John Ruskin’s ideas of wealth

Explore: Mansion House

Explore: Mansion House

An educational gateway into Doncaster's architectural history

Oriel House

Vision for the future of Oriel House

Creating a vision for the future of Oriel House as a Community Hub


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Helping develop a social and educational venue serving food that would have otherwise gone to waste.

Blackburn Creative Capital

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Developing Blackburn's 'Creative Capital' strategy through a Festival of Making and creative networks.

Wentworth Castle Gardens Walled Garden


Developing proposals for Wentworth Castle Walled Gardens

SSoA Around The Toilet

This project explores equal access to public toilets across all age, gender and disability user groups.

The Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Thank You

The ongoing endeavor to develop and enhance the adventure playground for the local community of Pitsmoor.

Archive and the Machine

Archive and the Machine

Investigating innovative ideas for self-build display and storage units at Derby Silk Mill

Spatial Resonances

Piano Detail

Promotional films for the launch of Sheffield Modernist Society.

Maurice Dobson Museum


Working with a volunteer run museum of local heritage, the team delivered a series of resources that would assist the museum to continue to develop and ensure their future.


S1 Artspace as a Cultural Beacon

Investigating the future of a heritage offer at Park Hill.

Incredible Northern Greenhouse

Project Introduction

The Incredible Northern Greenhouse Live Project is a strategic exploration into how sustainable food initiatives could be connected across the North of England.

Broomhill Futures

Public realm - cycle routes

Developing a design guide with BBEST, a local residents group, for the neighbourhood of Broomhill.

Your Orangery

09. Neglect

Exploring the future of Clapham Orangery through community consultation.

Otley Vision

Model Photograph

Working towards a sustainable and appropriate future development of the small market town of Otley through raising the community's aspirations for brownfield site, mixed use development within the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

St. Wilfrid’s School

St. Wilfrid's Current Entrance

"how does a small school respond to pressures to expand to serve the wider community whilst still maintaining the ethos of faith that is central to its success?”

Hemingfield Colliery Project

10 Side

An investigation into possible future uses for a historic colliery site in South Yorkshire.

Making ROCO

Rooftop Plan

A chicken coop for the creative co-op: The ROCO live project ranges from streetscaping to detailed model prototyping

Extra Care Housing Community

Speculative process timeline

Working with the Triratna community for the creation of a Buddhist "Care Home".

One Great Workshop


Collecting and creating stories surrounding energy and making at Portland Works.

Cohousing Live

2014-11-03 - Stakeholder Meeting

Working with Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Cohousing Network to explain cohousing in a simple and accessible way using an online resource. Initiating a dialogue between the City Council and various stakeholders about the possibilities for procuring multigenerational and cross-demographic cohousing projects, using a site in Sheffield as a platform for discussion.

Bamford Vision


A multi-scale strategic proposal for the improvement of Bamford's community realms.

Volunteer Hub, Hulme Community Garden Centre

Volunteer participation during the construction of the Volunteer Hub

Designing and building a sheltered area using recycled materials with the volunteers of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.

Wickersley Park

Vision 3

Involving locals in the transformation of their park into an asset for the community

Revealing Castlegate

How the different stakeholders relate to eachother

Castle Market is surrounded by controversy. This design proposes a scheme to reveal Castlegate and change perspectives.

Merz Legacy

Merz Legacy

Exploring the on-going legacy of the work of Kurt Schwitters in the UK.


Community engagement in ten foots

Inspiring Action in the South West Ward

Ecclesall Woods – Celebrating Timber Construction

Douglas Fir Structure

To design and build a new roof structure, cladding system and interior fittings for a small existing kitchen/office at the Sawmill site.

Live Difference

Create-a-space, The Game

Bringing people of difference together through the act of creating, to raise awareness of the relationship between space and interaction.

Re-Imagining Libraries

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Re-Imagining Libraries is a student run speculative project exploring strategies for the future for Sheffield community libraries. The group's proposals include a case studies document which serves as a resource and a boardgame which works with the document as an engagement tool for community groups to reimagine the future of their local libraries.


The project begins!

Working with LGBT Sheffield and a local Councillor to explore the possibilities of creating a permanent dedicated LGBT Space within the city centre.

[re]create Blackburn

Participation event in Blackburn

Designing for the implementation of a 'Fab lab' in Blackburn Town Centre.

Wincobank Heritage Learning Centre


Creating a heritage learning centre at the Upper Wincobank Undenominational Chapel.


Public Space: Small, Medium and Large Interventions

www.guangfutures.info is a platform to discuss the future development of GuangFu, North China.
The website contains research, proposals and information about GuangFu as well as providing a platform for further discussion.

S1 Artspace

Exterior perspect of the Tramshed option 4

Working with S1 Artspace, a community of artists and curators, to create a feasibility strategy for the use of two future sites: Exchange Place and The Tramshed.

The Inman Initiative

The Inman Initiative

A proposal to develop the Inman Pavilion from a dated community centre into a flexible and energy-efficient building.

Wellington Street

Wellington Street Live Project

A cohesive refurbishment expressing the purpose and values of a charitable organisation throughout their headquarters

Regather Works

Finished documents and display box

Working with the Regather co-operative towards unlocking the potential of their grade II listed building in Sharrow.



Exploration and creative development of the GIST space in the Workstation, Sheffield.

Parson X Exchange

Inhabiting our space at Soar Works

What if...? A Scrapbook of Ideas for the Parson Cross Neighbourhood

Sheffield Ski Village


Exploring the potential futures of the derelict Sheffield Ski Village and its role within the wider community.

Vision for Wincobank

1:50 model

Creating a vision for a new village hall and surrounding green space in Wincobank, in the North East of Sheffield.

Hulme Community Garden Centre

LP04 final presentation.indd

Developing a plant house with members of the Hulme Community Garden Centre.

Sheffield Care Communities

Contents: Design Toolkit, Spatial Development Toolkit, Resident Engagement Card Game, Sheffield Care Actitiy Network, Sheffcare Activity Network and Darnall Activity Network

Considering quality, design and community links in residential care homes of Sheffield.

Doncaster Toolkit

A resource made up of communication tools

A resource aimed at encouraging Doncaster’s youth to engage, explore and invent their city’s built environment.

Sustainable Timber Innovation Centre


The design and prototype build of STIC at Ecclesall Woods Sawmill.

Forkhill Barracks

Community Presentation

Development of ideas for a former barracks site in Northern Ireland

Recycle Bikes

teaching space perspective

Recycle Bikes is a social enterprise in Sheffield, UK that refurbishes bikes.

Gateway to Ecclesall Woods

Construction Grid

Design and construction of The Retreat and a Walkway Design

Panga Chumvi

Panga Chumvi

Strategies for a sustainable eco-tourist resort in Zanzibar

Wadsley Scout Hut


Viable, future-proof proposals for the redevelopment of 150th Wadsley Scout Hut

Pavilion Of Protest


Installation design and construction for an exhibition at the RIBA to highlight the rising cost of architectural education.

Allotment Soup


The Pallet Privy; a modular system for building toilets on allotment sites.

The Art House


Concept report for a library's refurbishment as accessible artists studios

Growing (in) Todmorden


Food Commons and 'Eco-Nomadic School' Workshop

Portland Works

A3 charette

Community project in support of saving an industrial heritage building

Nicaragua Kitchen


A hands-on project to build a community kitchen for a village in Nicaragua.

Flood and Cyclone Shelter, Bangladesh

Client Presentation

The creation of a website for flood and cyclone relief resources.

York Park & Ride

A pictorial representation of the organisations involved in Live Project.

Re-imagining the Park & Rides of York city.

Voice of Arbourthorne (Praise Pods)

Peer Mediation Shelter 'out and about'.

Community project in support of positive behaviour in schools.

Blackpool, Bond Street

A Second Tower For Blackpool

Investigating the socio-political and economic issues of Blackpool's Bond Street.

Pakhtoon School


Designing a school prototype in Pakhtoon region of Pakistan for future development.

Eden Project: Basecamp

The user passes through the trees, towards phase 1 and the views beyond.

Providing on site accommodation and camping facilities for artists in residence.

Wallingfen Way

School consultation

Replacing a scar in the landscape (the B1230 road to Hull) by reclaiming it for the rural community.

Sheffield Central Library


Exploring future cultural opportunities for the Central Library and its wider network.

All Hallows Church

Missing community

An inclusive and radical church based in inner-city Leeds exploring their opportunities for change.

Parkwood Academy


Ideas to spatially improve classrooms at Parkwood Academy.

ecoROOF Paris


A prototype construction to demonstrate urban food growing in Paris, France.

Sheffield Food Network


An online guide to sustainable food sources in Sheffield.

Wybourn & Richmond Park


A creative consultation for the long term future of Wybourn and Richmond Estates.

Lost in Landsdowne


A series of ideas for local estate residents to engage with their built environment.

Accrington Town Centre


Imaginative strategic proposals for regenerating Accrington's town centre.

Studio/Crit Space, School of Architecture


Ideas for improving our very own School of Architecture.

New Wing, School of Clinical Dentistry


Two options for a vision of a local dental hospital/school.

St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Burley-in-Wharfdale


Strategically improving a parish church in West Yorkshire.

MIND, Dewesbury


Helping MIND Dewsbury to redesign their building.

Valley Allotments


A healthcare drive for the Rotherham Primary Care Trust (PCT).

Neepsend Forum


Realising possibilities for Neepsend in Sheffield.

Kelham Island Stones


New evocative spaces and web catalogue for the Kelham Island Industrial Museum.

Graves Gallery


Ideas for the future of Graves Library and Gallery.

Fugitive House


A traveling house, on world tour, finds its way to Sheffield.



Refurbishing classroom at Deincourt School, Derbyshire.

COPD Breathing Space


Developing a brief for a new Lung Disease Centre.

Cavendish Centre


A vision for an integrated Cavendish Cancer Treatment Centre.

Catherine Street Park


Ideas for rejuvenating one of Sheffield's park spaces.

A Home for Music


A feasibility report converting a derelict church into a new music space.

Parsons Cross


Helping fund and produce a vision for a youth centre in Parsons Cross.

Sustainable Tourism


New cycling facilities for the Saw Mill site in Ecclesall Woods.

Wybourn 2009


The Live Project returns to Wybourn estate in Sheffield.

Sheffield Homes


A report looking at Sheffield Homes stock for conversions.



Ideas for a small intervention for Brent's Roundwood Youth Centre.

The Empty Quarter


Looking at innovative and creative interim uses for the shops, buildings and streets in Sheffield's 'empty quarter.'



Working towards a community-led vision for the regeneration of Easton, Bristol.



A proposal for a public performance art/architecture installation in Sheffield.

The Whirl


A playful, sensory installation on the Whirlow Wheel site in Ecclesall Woods.

Re:Thinking Endcliffe Park


Ideas to rejuvenate one of Sheffield's most popular parks.



Exploring the feasibility of using urine as a binder for mud bricks in war torn countries.

The Woodland Experience

Composting Toilet

Exploring the future of the Ecclesall Sawmill site through masterplanning exercises and the building of timber structures on site.

London Architecture Biennale


Design for an intervention along the route of the 2006 London Architecture Biennale.

GUM Clinic


A strategy to expand the Genito-Urinary clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Whole School Event


An in-school retrospective on the Live Projects.

Gell Street/Springfield School


Design suggestions for Gell Street Park that borders Springfield School.

S. Yorkshire Building Preservation Trust


A research document outlining Thorne's history, and future uses for 42-44 King Street.

South Yorkshire National Park


A study that proposes a new county wide National Park.

Sharrow Development Framework Strategy


A vision for the future of Sharrow, Sheffield.

Sharrard Road Allotment Regeneration Project


A new outdoor classroom for the Sharrard Allotments, Sheffield.

Multi Purpose Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens


The 4th stage in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens restoration strategy.

Prince Edwards Primary School, Manor Top


Ideas and visions to improve various aspects of Prince Edwards Primary School, Sheffield.

Abbeydale Framework Strategy (Broadfield)


Ideas for a stimulus strategy in Abbeydale and Broadfield, Sheffield.

Mobile Library, Paris


A portable Library and Sound module for ECObox Paris.



Alternative proposals to EDAW's Castlegate Market Masterplan.

Ballifield School 2003


Returning to Ballifield Primary School in Sheffield to undertake a classroom feasibility.

A Vision for Parkwood Springs


A strategic vision for a new urban park in Sheffield.

Participative Gardening and Communication Spaces, Paris


A community led urban garden in Paris.

Primary Ideas: Ballifield School


Consultation exercise to improve the Ballifield Primary School.

Lewisham Schools PFI


Looking at the quality of educational spaces in Lewisham schools.

The Chelsea Open Air Nursery


A feasibility report for the Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre.

Lovebytes: Wave Project


A digital exhibition for the Lovebytes Festival.

The Long Corridor


Looking at interior spaces at the Civil and Structural Engineering Department.

The School of Architecure, Pristina


Re-configuring the architectural education system at Pristina SoA.

Strategies of Transition


An initial visit to Brezoi, Romania, to establish links and communications with the town.

Foxhill – A Community Study

Foxhill Live Project Report

Year | 2001 Location | Foxhill, Sheffield, UK Client | SOAR with Miranda Plowden The main body of the project involved the formation of student led design […]

Busk Meadows Park, Shirecliffe

Busk Meadow Park vision

A project focusing on the Busk Meadows Park in Shirecliffe, Sheffield, investigating the possibilities for regeneration of the park and employing community participation methods. Part of the SOAR Regeneration Framework.

Parson Cross High Street

Parson Cross Neighbourhood Strategy

Proposals for the development of a High Street and community centre at Parson Cross, Sheffield. Part of SOAR Regeneration Framework.

A Green Ribbon

Heaven Magazine

A vision for the re-development of Colley and Longley Park, Sheffield. Part of the SOAR Framework live projects series