How we structure our services

There are five parts to Space Syntax’s unique service offer:

1. Consulting
We advise our clients at all stages of development from investment appraisal to operational performance. We identify ways of optimising the social, economic and environmental impact of projects through the careful planning and design of spatial layouts and land use allocations.

2. Design Studio
We produce visionary urban planning and building design proposals that enhance economic activity, foster social conviviality and reduce carbon emissions. We create designs that encourage human interaction, providing high levels of access between people and places.

3. Academy
We train individuals and organisations in the use of our evidence-informed tools and techniques. We disseminate the Space Syntax approach through face-to-face classroom teaching as well as the Space Syntax Online Training Platform, an open access learning environment.

4. Softwareworks
We continuously develop our software-based technologies to analyse and forecast the performance of places. We follow an open source model, engaging with a global network of Space Syntax software developers to advance our digital capabilities.

5. Research
We partner with the world-renowned Space Syntax Laboratory at The Bartlett, University College London to provide industry-focused research for commercially-minded clients. We develop new approaches to spatial layout and land use modelling and accelerate the refinement of these by live-testing on Consulting and Design Studio projects. This unique approach has been independently recognised for creating profound economic, societal and intellectual impacts.

Space unites what professional disciplines often divide. We lead or support multi-disciplinary teams, acting as a bridge between economics, planning, architecture, transport, landscape, engineering, stakeholder engagement, heritage and other disciplines.

Space Syntax is expert, independent and widely respected for the support we provide to public, private and community-based decision takers.
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“We realised Space Syntax were light years ahead of everybody else. This scheme will last for 200 years. We needed the best and the best is what we’ve got.”

Councillor John Jowers
Colchester Borough Council