Our work always starts with people. Understanding the psychology of space, we connect knowledge of how people move, behave in and understand buildings and urban spaces with a narrative concept to curate their journey. Our practice connects the rigorous and technical disciplines of architecture and urban design with the human focus of communication design and user experience; bringing together strategic and human-centred design. By concentrating on the interface between the user and the built environment, we connect people to place in meaningful ways.
Space Agency employs a methodology developed at the Space Syntax Laboratory at University College London and tested in practice for over 30 years to forecast patterns of movement and use within cities and complex buildings. This methodology uncovers the underlying dynamics of how the layout of the environment affects people’s behaviour and use of space. Using this research, we focus on how people experience and engage with environments; mapping movement, decision points and interaction. This strategic knowledge is then translated into innovative design solutions. Within the design of a building we integrate the digital and physical realms, creating new possibilities for how visitors will use and interact with buildings.
We are known for exceeding expectations. Great design does not come about without passion, creativity and personal commitment. While our practice is underpinned by meticulous attention to detail and artful execution, we ultimately seek to inspire: from those we work with to those who use the spaces we design.