Category Archives: ARC552 – Live Project

Voice of Arbourthorne (Praise Pods)
Academic Module:; ARC552 (Special Design 1)
Tutor:; Stephen Walker, University of Sheffield


Architecture students work in groups on Live Projects with a range of clients including local community groups, charities, health organisations and regional authorities. In some cases the projects involve actual building, in others design of urban masterplans, in others consultation exercises. In every case, the project is real, happening in real time with real people.

For this particular project, our clients have been Arbourthorne Community Primary School itself, and the Primary Inclusion Unit at the City Council. Both have the aim of encouraging positive behaviour in education, as well as wider society in general. The basic premise is that we hear so many negative things about our world, and particularly about youth…it should therefore be everyone’s responsibility to shout just as loud about all the good things that people do, especially young people such as the inspiring kids at Arbourthorne.



Live Project submitted…

Please see here for a brief description / summary of the Voice of Arbourthorne Live Project on the Sheffield School of Architecture’s satellite website…

See here for our developer’s blog, used as a tool for pooling ideas and resources throughout the live project…

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