Delivering a science-informed basis for guiding later design stages. Working in collaboration with clients and their architects to set up the foundations of Conscious Design.
Our concept designs include research carried out during the Strategic Brief
phase of a project.
Based on the intended human impact of an environment, we identify a number of relevant schemas (situations) and apply our science-informed insights to guide design development.
As a crucial step towards Conscious Design, our outputs include the building blocks of a living person-space dialogue. We work with clients to create a feasible data gathering strategy for user feedback, as well as guidelines for the spatial qualities to evolve in response to that feedback.
Case Study: Portland House, London
A project focusing on shared spaces in a large tower renovation in London. Hume was commissioned by developers Landsec to guide the initial and advanced stages of design undertaken by Gensler Architects. Hume's concept and guidelines became the basis for a collaborative design process that ensured scientific insights were applied effectively.
Impact: Productivity, Innovation, Sense of Belonging, Social Connection
We lead the design process and collaborate with local architects/makers to deliver science-informed spaces set up to evolve through dialogue with their users.
• A full design package and coordination with local consultants for delivery.
• A data strategy developed with the client, ensuring feedback on performance and visitor/user experience.
• A spatial strategy that indicates how the space can evolve over time in response to performance data.
Case Study: Urban Thinkscape, Philadelphia
Urban Thinkscape transforms public spaces in neighbourhoods into opportunities for playful learning by infusing them with durable, replicable, and attractive activities that challenge the mind while encouraging caregiver-child interactions.
The project included impact assessment through studies which have been published in peer-reviewed literature, see for example: