Live Works has developed out of the University of Sheffield School of Architecture’s pioneering Live Project programme, now in its 22nd year.

In Live Projects groups of students produce built, strategic and detailed designs for client organisations outside the University. In every case, the project is ‘live’, happening in real time with real people.

We work with clients from the public or voluntary sector who have limited resources but lots of enthusiasm. Live Projects offer these clients high quality design proposals that they would not have been able to access anywhere else. These design proposals can be key to clients gaining funding and progressing their project. Live Projects also raise aspirations through sharing skills, knowledge and ideas between clients, students and a wider network of stakeholders and funders.

Live Works grew out of the School of Architecture’s desire to offer our clients a continuing service beyond Live Projects.

If a client has obtained funding as a result of a Live Project then they can commission Live Works to develop their project with them.

Live Works integrates community engaged design, research, teaching and outreach. We offer community clients, researchers and students access to the School of Architecture’s internationally recognised skills and knowledge, at a local level.

More information can be found on the Live Projects website or in our Live Projects handbook.