Sarah Manning is a founding director of the design and research practice, Spaceagency, which specializes in Experience Design. Spaceagency believes the human experience of a space is paramount. Focusing on cognitive aspects of how people navigate through environments, Spaceagency is concentrating on the interface between people and the spaces they inhabit – the communication they receive in the environment, the elements they interact with at a human scale, the influence these have on their behavior.
While many tech companies are looking at the user experience through the medium of the screen, Spaceagency is looking at user experience through the medium of the built environment, and are interested in how this might evolve in the future to be the interface with both the physical world as it is now, as well as the digital, informational world that will be integrated into our homes, workplaces and cities in the future.
Peter has been invited back to Cardiff University to teach in this year's Urban Design Master programme. Students will be working on the Kings Cross site in Central London. Our overarching topic will be 'Inclusivity' and students will be challenged to articulate their own, personal response to this topic.
Spaceagency is delighted by the ongoing involvement with Cardiff University.
The MA Urban Design will enable you to learn through design, gain familiarity with theory, undertake research and study development and design control processes, all of which are intrinsic to the discipline of urban design.
Urban design is a discipline that sits between a number of built environment areas of knowledge including urban policy, architectural design, landscape design and property valuation.
Studio teaching is built around development sites in real contexts to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of urban design problems.
We are excited to lead the wayfinding & signage design for the Qatar Foundation FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadium in Doha. We will be working with Pattern Design Architects on the delivery of this fantastic stadium!
Spaceagency is delighted to have been invited to write the preface for the recently released book ‘Sign II Tourist Guide’ – a compendium showcasing wayfinding and signage design in tourist attractions around the world
The book covers signage design in tourist attractions, including signs in museums, zoos, parks, scenic spots, resorts, traffic and streets. The projects presented showcase the ever-increasing diversity of signage systems in tourist destinations. DVD of HD images is also provided for better reading experience.
We are delighted to see our Emirates Air-Line project published in the newly released 'Way of the Sign, Volume V'. The book, the most recent in the Way of the Sign series, collects rich design projects from all over the world.
Dubai World Trade Centre has selected Space Agency as the wayfinding and signage consultant for the first phases of the Dubai Expo 2020 masterplan. The Expo’s theme is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. The design team, led by HOK and including Arup, is developing the Expo and legacy masterplan.
Spaceagency has been invited by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, Berlin, to participate in an invited competition for a large, mixed use development in Hangzhou, China, providing branding and wayfinding services. The design team includes LAVA, SOL, Bollinger and Grohmann, ECE, Trans Solar, Schindler, FMS, IG Tech.
Spaceagency is delighted to join OMA for the Endurance Equestrian Village in western Qatar. Spaceagency will develop a unique design for the Wayfinding and Graphic communication. Our client is the Qatar Olympic Committee.
Space Agency’s directors are delighted to be invited to write the foreward for the book, Follow Me 3, a compendium showcasing wayfinding and signage projects from around the world.
We are excited to see the book published this week!
Follow Me 3 leads intrepid readers on an expedition through the latest in wayfinding and signage projects from around the world. The book delves into the concept behind each project and the integration of wayfinding programs in their environments, with a focus on visual guidance, space planning, and functional integration in a variety of settings. Projects are organized in easy to follow sections that cover educational and medical institutions, indoor public space, business centers, leisure centers, hotels and housing, and outdoor signage.
Space Agency was appointed to develop a wayfinding and signage strategy for the forecourt and multi-storey car park to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport.
The forecourt is the primary approach for departing passengers to the new Terminal, and for arriving passengers it is one of the first impressions after landing. An intricate system of routes between London Underground, Heathrow Express, multiple vehicular and bus drop-offs makes navigation complex. A clear and simple wayfinding strategy is therefore paramount for the client. The overarching concept proposed for the wayfinding strategy was to emphasize the sense of alighting, the drama of leaving the ground, all the while providing clear and legible directions to passengers and avoiding clutter.
We are excited as construction work are getting underway for the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Headquarter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Spaceagency designed the Wayfinding and Graphic Communication as part of a Design Team lead by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture since 2011.
Spaceagency joins the London design team led by Seventh Wave as the wayfinding and graphic communication consultant for this large, retail-led masterplan in Melbourne, Australia.
We are intrigued by the opportunity to rethink the role of retail and shopping in today's urban environment. We will be working with ACME, Universal Design Studio, Softroom and SEAM on the development of designs for the refurbishment and expansion of this shopping centre, public Library and Town Square.
Spaceagency is delighted to be appointed as wayfinding and signage consultant to Office for Metropolitan Architecture for a 740 hectare masterplan in Doha, Qatar. The project team comprised of OMA, Michel Desvigne Paysagistes, Licht Kunst Licht, RWDI, Hyder and Chris Jopson Consulting will develop five unique precincts as part of the masterplan
Students at the Royal College of Art have published a book stemming from their inaugural conference last year, pulling together a rigorous body of international art and design research. https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/student-publication-brings-together-body-of-intern/
Spaceagency was invited to participate in the 2012 Pamphlet Architecture competition, hosted by Princeton Architectural Press. The submission proposed interventions along the Panamerican Highway which foster a shared identity among the American nations.The Panamerican Highway spans 11,000 miles from Alaska in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south.
We have been invited to to present the result of the Smartgeometry workshop and conference at the 'Edge of Our Thinking' conference at the Royal College of Art in London. Looking forward to it! https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/student-publication-brings-together-body-of-intern/