Commercial application

A growing number of professional practices are embedding space syntax theory and technology  in the planning, design and operation of buildings and urban areas.

The first of these, Space Syntax Limited, was established in 1989 and has created a network of Space Syntax companies that provides professional consulting services to governments, organisations and community stakeholders.

Spacescape provides strategic urban and architectonic analysis. Based in Stockholm, Spacescape was started in 2000 and became a private limited company in 2002. The consultancy works from the regional to the local level with urban development, design and placemaking.

At Spacelab, we believe good design starts with you. That’s why we make buildings that fit people, instead of trying to fit people into buildings. It’s an approach that has won us numerous awards since starting in 2002, and a wide variety of work, including offices, hospitals, and large residential schemes. Each one shows that rigorous thought and evidence-backed decisions can have a big impact when it comes to your space.

We work, with questionnaires, interviews, occupancy studies, and observations of how you use your space in order to arrive at unexpected answers, rather than one-size solutions. We use space syntax to help understand the spatial factors that may be influencing the way space is being used and to map the impact various changes will have – whether that’s re-configuring existing buildings, or building a new one from scratch.


We are compiling a list of professional practices using space syntax. Please provide brief company descriptions and URL connections using the Comments box below.

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