Architecture Live Projects provides a persuasive, evidence-based advocacy for moving a particular kind of architectural learning, known as Live Projects, towards a holistic integration into current and future architectural curricula.

Live Projects are work completed in the borderlands between architectural education and built environment practice; they include design/build work, community-based design, urban advocacy consulting and a host of other forms and models described by the book’s international group of authors. Because of their position, Live Projects as vehicle for simultaneously providing teaching and service has the potential to recalibrate the contesting claims that both academia and profession make to architecture.

This collection of essays and case studies consolidates current discussions on theory and learning ambitions, academic best practices, negotiation with licensure and accreditation, and considerations of architectural integrity. It is an invaluable resource to current and future Live Projects advocates – whether they aim to move from pedagogy into practice or practice into pedagogy.

chapter |6 pages


Pedagogy into practice … or practice into pedagogy?
ByHarriet Harriss, Lynnette Widder

part I|42 pages

Theories, models, and manifestos

chapter 1.2|6 pages

Learning Theories for Live Projects

ByJames Benedict Brown

chapter 1.3|7 pages

Engage at California College of the Arts

A partnership model for addressing community needs with curricular integrity
ByMegan Clark

chapter 1.4|11 pages

What Belongs to Architecture

Teaching construction among Live Projects
ByLynnette Widder

chapter 1.5|7 pages

Co-Authoring a Live Project Manifesto

ByHarriet Harriss

part II|9 pages

The question of assessment

chapter 2.1|7 pages

Working Margins, Drawing Lines

ByDavid Gloster

chapter 2.2|7 pages

The Naab Live Project Paradigm

ByChristine Theodoropoulos

chapter 2.3|7 pages

Building is also a Verb

ByAlan Chandler

chapter 2.4|5 pages

Live Projects at Mid-Century: a Pre-History

ByNils Gore

part III|12 pages

From education into practice

chapter 3.1|10 pages


New formats for delivery of learning in construction
ByAlex MacLaren

chapter 3.2|10 pages

The Grad Programme

Live Project peer enablement
BySebastian Messer

chapter 3.3|10 pages

The Urban Lab

An experiment in education, research, and outreach
ByBeverly A. Sandalack

chapter 3.4|8 pages

A Pedagogical Gap

ByBarnaby Bennett, Ryan Reynolds

chapter 3.5|10 pages

Architectural Education Beyond An Academic Context

ByChristian Volkmann

part IV|9 pages

Case studies

chapter 4.1|7 pages

Constructing a Contingent Pedagogy

ByMichael Hughes

chapter 4.2|6 pages

Architectural Deliberation

The Hyalite Pavilion
ByBruce Wrightsman

chapter 4.4|6 pages

sLAB (Student Led Architecture Build)

Developing the capability to develop meta-capabilities
ByFrank Mruk

chapter 4.5|7 pages

Voices from Nagapattinam

Revisiting communities after the 2004 tsunami
BySofia Davies

chapter 4.6|8 pages

The Fareshare Live Project

BySimon Warren

chapter 4.7|7 pages

Building Process

The Oxford Academy Live Project
ByCharlie Fisher, Natasha Lofthouse

chapter 4.8|6 pages

“In the People’s Interest?”

Design/build Live Projects and public education
ByChristopher Livingston, Shauntel Nelson

chapter 4.9|6 pages


Between citizens and the state
ByPrue Chiles

part V|10 pages

Closing thoughts

chapter 5.1|8 pages

Pedagogy Into Practice Or Practice Into Pedagogy?

Two practitioners discuss
ByDaisy Froud, Alfred Zollinger

chapter |4 pages


ByMel Dodd