Space Works is an environmental psychology consultancy helping organizations make their space truly work for the people and purpose it serves. We bridge the gap between academic research and practical application through consulting, research, and training. Successful environments rely upon a productive interaction between people and place. We assess users’ needs and behavior to provide architects and designers, facilities managers, and organizations with evidence-based design strategy to enhance well-being, usability, community, and productivity.


Websites and cars are never released without user experience testing and tweaking, but most buildings are unfortunately put into use with no comparable investment in making sure they work for their users. We use the BALANCED checklist  to put people first in three key stages: