Live Works is run by a team of staff, students and graduates from Sheffield School of Architecture.

Live Works is run by a core team of SSoA staff with many years of experience in socially engaged design, teaching and research. We also employ highly skilled students and graduates, enabling them to gain experience in socially-engaged practice whilst helping to retain talented graduates in Sheffield.

The Live Works Core Team
Carolyn Butterworth, Director

Carolyn is a Senior University Teacher and Director of Live Works. She also runs SSoA’s Live Projects programme which involves groups of masters students working with external partners to deliver real projects for the benefit of the community. She leads the ‘In Residence’ MArch design studio which specialises in arts-led community regeneration.

She is a an advocate of the value of ‘liveness’ in architectural education and teaches students how to engage with local communities actively and creatively on site, often in collaboration with artists. She is also Founding Chair of the national Urban Rooms Network and a member of the Advisory Board for ReNew Sheffield.

Leo Care, Co-Director

Leo is Co-Director and co-founder of Live Works. Having led the MArch (RIBA Part 2) course for four years, he currently leads the Y2 undergraduate course at SSoA. Leo has previously run the Live Projects programme and been involved in curating a range of ‘Live’ teaching initiatives, including the first year undergraduate project ‘Matter-reality’, where students design and build structures in Sheffield’s City Centre, and the second year ‘Community’ project in collaboration with South Yorkshire Housing Association.

As a design enabler and facilitator Leo has worked with many community/interest groups, delivering design training and advocating participatory design practices.