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Space Planning

Arranging spaces to promote efficiency, flexibility, interaction and equality.

Space planning involves arranging a project’s program and areas efficiently and effectively. Good space planning can enhance the occupants’ experience, culture, community, socialization, security, safety, and privacy. In addition to this social value, space planning also can create significant economic and environmental value. An efficient layout can improve job performance by facilitating work flow and minimizing stress and fatigue. “Right-sizing” the spaces can reduce waste and avoid unnecessary renovation or demolition in the future. A successful plan also can increase energy performance and comfort by placing spaces near or away from the sun, heat, breezes, and views. For example, to reduce dependence on artificial lighting and heating, morning activities can take place in the east, with afternoon events in the west.

As the ways technology, culture, and sustainability affect buildings rapidly changes, the need for space planning increases.1