Space Syntax has developed world-leading methods for analysing the spatial layout of hospital environments, observing patterns of space use and designing solutions that optimise space use, wayfinding and interaction.
Our approach works by measuring the properties of spatial layouts that users perceive: lines of sight along streets and corridors, visual fields from reception areas and nurse stations and degrees of openness and privacy.
Return on investment.
Speed of design & planning process.
User wayfinding, comfort & convenience.
Staff communication & productivity.
Safety & security.
Staff satisfaction & retention.
Patient and visitor satisfaction.
Organisational character & identity.
Development & dissemination of knowledge/culture.
Patient recovery & cost of care.
Patient privacy & dignity.
Pre-planning & design
Portfolio evaluation: buy/sell/keep/develop.
Site evaluation & selection.
Building evaluation & selection.
Competitor analysis & precedent studies.
Existing user behaviour analysis.
Working culture definition.
Planning & design
Critical review of development proposals.
Overall building layout design.
Department/ward layout design.
Furniture layout design.
User behaviour forecasting.
User group profiling.
Character & identity creation.
Retail & catering strategy.
Wayfinding & signage strategy.
Post-planning & design
User flow enhancement (signage & wayfinding).
Staff interaction enhancement (layout redesign).
Growth & downsizing..
Stage 1 Building Baseline Study
User flow volume/density
User attitudes interviews/questionnaires
Visitor route choice engagement
User interaction & communication.
Location accessibility analysis (public & private transport)
Building layout efficiency
Vertical movement efficiency
Departmental structure & location
Movement network capacity
Stage 2 Design Strategy
User flow volume & density
User interaction & communication intensity
Safety & security effectiveness.