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Emmaus

The project for Emmaus Sheffield has created a new vision for the companions in order to transform and upgrade the site into a lively and bustling environment which includes a new cafe, courtyard and recreational area.

Tomorrow’s High Street

The Tomorrow’s High Street project created a provocative vision for Sheffield’s city centre to celebrate its long linear historical route between Moorfoot and the Wicker Arches.

Friends of SADACCA

Reinvigorating and generating excitement for the future vision of a pillar in the community.

St Leonards

Through this six week Live Project, we looked at how we might go about conserving St. Leonards for another 800 years, through creative re-imagination and re-animation of the space.

Live Well

Working with South Yorkshire Housing Association to understand and improve their Live Well properties.

Play/Ground

A vision with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground updating the current facilities to ensure longevity and continued success for the children and wider community of Pitsmoor and the Burngreave Area. Collaborating with artist Steve Pool, we used loose parts play to engage with the children to investigate how architecture and play can be combined.

Pipworth Green

Pipworth Green Live Project was based at Pipworth Community Primary School in Manor, Sheffield. The original project brief was to take a holistic overview of the school’s existing playground spaces, and consider means for providing the schoolchildren with safe access to an existing astro-turf MUGA (multi-use games area) on the adjacent recreation ground – Pipworth Green.

Future Forests

Presenting pathways to creating a thriving woodland hub that embodies Ruskin’s ideals in the 21st century.

Friends of the Valley

Year | 2018 Location Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Clients |  Friends of the Valley Friends of the Valley, a collective of SSoA students and local residents of the Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. By tapping into grassroots systems of power and alternative economies – we challenged the existing […]

Buda LP

  Year | 2018 Location | BUDA, Brussels Client |  Jan Zaman Building on last years live project ‘Made in Brussels’ Buda LP  has worked alongside the client Jan Zaman and a network of stakeholders to produce a body of work that explores the key features and […]

Building Sutton Sheds

Sutton Sheds is a community workshop facility promoting inclusivity and enhancing social connection and friendships in North Sheffield

The Ingle Way

The project aims to create a route which encapsulates the life, values and teachings of Brendan Ingle and use these to inspire and engage the local community of Wincobank.

Sheffield Central

Year | 2018 . Location | Sheffield Clients | Museums Sheffield A vision to re-frame Sheffield Central Library and the Graves Art Gallery in a place for the people of Sheffield to call their own.

Woodbourn Connection

Our vision is to launch Woodbourn Connection as a new space that facilitates links between the local community and the University of Sheffield. This project is the first intervention of many in reactivating a previously underused building at the Pakistan Muslim Centre and in creating a more civic university.

Harmony Works

  Year | 2017 Location | Sheffield, South Yorkshire Clients |  Sheffield Music Academy & Sheffield Music Hub Harmony Works Live Project brings together two flourishing Sheffield music organisations; Sheffield Music Hub and Sheffield Music Academy, to propose an exciting new centre for music education and performance in […]

Wild WEB Live Project

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 Sheffield Housing Conversations

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

Stocksbridge Live Project

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

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 a number of years, with no concrete plans being formed.  The site is divided by Sheffield’s inner ring road, and currently […]

CRBC Live

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

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 up with dozens of plots and assigned to individuals and families to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, […]

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

Research and design of construction methods for self build mass housing

Migrant Narratives Exhibition

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 .

Wealthy City Walks

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

Foodhall

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

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

Parkive

Investigating the future of a heritage offer at Park Hill.

Incredible Northern Greenhouse

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

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

Your Orangery

Exploring the future of Clapham Orangery through community consultation.

Otley Vision

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.

Hemingfield Colliery Project

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

Cohousing Live

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 participation during the construction of the Volunteer Hub

Volunteer Hub, Hulme Community Garden Centre

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

Vision 3

Wickersley Park

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

How the different stakeholders relate to eachother

Revealing Castlegate

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

Community engagement in ten foots

re:GAINsborough

Inspiring Action in the South West Ward

Douglas Fir Structure

Ecclesall Woods – Celebrating Timber Construction

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

Create-a-space, The Game

Live Difference

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

Re-Imagining Libraries

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.

Live LGBT

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

Participation event in Blackburn

[re]create 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.

The Inman Initiative

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

Wellington Street

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

Finished documents and display box

Regather Works

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

GIST Lab

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

Parson X Exchange

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

Vision for Wincobank

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

Hulme Community Garden Centre

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

Doncaster Toolkit

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

Development of ideas for a former barracks site in Northern Ireland

Recycle Bikes

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

Panga Chumvi

Strategies for a sustainable eco-tourist resort in Zanzibar

Pavilion Of Protest

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

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

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

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

A Second Tower For Blackpool

Blackpool, Bond Street

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

Eden Project: Basecamp

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

School consultation

Wallingfen Way

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

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.

Deincourt

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.

Roundwood

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.'


LoveEaston

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

‘ARCH’

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.

URINE

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

The Woodland Experience

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.

Castlegate

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

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

Year | 2001 Location | Foxhill, Sheffield, UK Client | SOAR with Miranda Plowden The main body of the project involved the formation of student led design proposals, which were presented to various community members and members of SOAR and informed the final neighbourhood strategy. During the […]

Busk Meadows Park, Shirecliffe

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

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

A Green Ribbon

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

Park HIll Flat Restoration

Park Hill Flat Restoration

Restoration of a post war icon.

PACES

PACES

Enlivening an existing courtyard by providing new decking and bench structures.