17 January 2022

In memory of Toby Carr, alumnus, academic, kayaker and architect

Toby Carr was a student in the Sheffield School of Architecture from 2000-2003. He made many friends during his time here and is remembered fondly by all.

The Arts Tower - home of the Sheffield School of Architecture

The Sheffield School of Architecture is saddened to learn of the death of alumnus Toby Carr. He joined the School in 2000 for the BA Architecture, and during his time here he participated in sports, including Ultimate Frisbee, was a key part of the creation of the School’s feminist library and worked as part of the School of Architecture’s student society, SUAS.

During his final year, the year leader was Satwinder Samra. Satwinder remembers Toby as a truly inspirational person. ‘Toby was a wonderful, engaging and highly talented student. He was a pleasure to teach and I have very fond memories of both his brilliant work and the great conversations we had. He had a witty and positive outlook on life. He will be sorely missed’

Toby went on to a career with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, as well as being a tutor at the University of Greenwich and going on to be a senior lecturer at Falmouth University. 

Our condolences to Toby Carr’s family and friends. Architects Journal has a tribute full of information from Toby’s family and colleagues. There will be a memorial service for Toby Carr on Friday 28 January, based in Cornwall, with an accompanying  live stream.