The Spatial Brief


The Spatial Brief is a vital stepping stone in defining design criteria and developing design proposals, drawn from in-depth first-hand experience of visiting, surveying, interviewing, drawing, sketching and recording your chosen organisation.

The spatial brief is a drawing of activity and people, not spaces or rooms, and aims to capture organisational strategy, spatial qualities and criteria, and to quantify the critical relationships, ingredients and numbers of people involved.

Where the organisation is determined by a linear manufacturing process or sequence of activities it can be easily captured in a drawing.  But where the activities are multiple, parallel and overlapping, the Spatial Brief can be better captured and explored through physical modelling.

The following pdf show numerous examples of successful Spatial Briefs developed in Unit G over the years, and will give you some further clues how to proceed…

Unit G_Spatial Brief