S—O.S works to bridge the knowledge gaps between
the often siloed and independent voices within the
AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)
industry and our business model is structured to
increase access to design services for a variety of
customer segments.




COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS
S—O.S offers competitive service packages for
small / mid-sized community oriented developers
working on multi-unit residential developments,
densification schemes, or lightweight commercial
projects. We offer comprehensive research, site
planning, feasibility and schematic design services
along with project implementation planning,
and post-occupancy reporting. Finally we work
to connect our clients with young, cutting edge,
architecture firms and environmentally conscious
contractors to facilitate project execution.

BUSINESS OWNERS
S—O.S offers business owners foresight
consultancy services that identify the potentials of
spatial design strategy for increasing operational
competitiveness and developing brand positioning.
We believe that all businesses have a spatial
component, regardless of scale or sector. Our
services are designed to provide new perspectives
to a variety of industry needs.

NON-PROFITS
S—O.S offers clients in the non-profit sector design
and foresight consultancy services to help fulfill
their core public mandates. Our Social Capital
Discount, of up to 30%, is extended to qualifying
non-profits whose goals and principles align with
those of the studio.

MUNICIPALITIES
Our strong research focus positions S—O.S to offer
a wide range of foresight consultancy services for
municipalities working on new planning policies,
masterplans or policy reforms. We provide these
clients with strategic design propositions, and
research packages that engage key stakeholders.
Additionally, these propositions both visualize, and
infer the effects of policy approaches on a diverse set
of publics. These services include a public outreach
mandate and are designed to increase public
understanding of urban development practices.




︎︎︎SERVICES




Spatial Order Studio uses research-
led-design and strategic analysis to

better understand a projects spatial,
social and economic context. Such a
process reveals the expanded playing
field of a project and establishes a
productive means to engage with it.



We embrace in a cyclical mode of work,
and see every project as a part of an ongoing body of
research, directed towards the production of better
built solutions.


The way we work can be distilled to four discrete
phases, each corresponding to a unique service
package for our clients:




01. INSIGHT
In order to produce meaningful and impactful solutions, whether built or proposed, we must first think divergently. We embrace a collaborative, and co-creative approach, engaging the public and impacted communities to further refine and clarify a projects core problem statement.
02. PROPOSITION
Once the context is understood and the problem statement is articulated, we develop actionable foresight positions via proposition. Informed by our team’s experience as architects, urban planners and designers, we translate the previous phase into a series of future oriented scenarios informed by clear vision. We understand that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and through an intensive and systematic design approach, we seek to uncover all viable opportunities. At the end of this phase, a comprehensive and feasible project strategy, along with an approved schematic design will be produced.
03. IMPLEMENTATION
Once a design direction and project strategy have been established our team further develops tactic for project execution. We do this by connecting our clients to a network of architects, engineers and construction professionals to build a team for project implementation.
04. REFLECTION
At the heart of our methodology is a belief in the value of ongoing project engagement and recognizing that a project is never truly finished. We view the built environment as a constantly evolvin system and believe it essential to understand how our projects perform socially, environmentally, and economically over time. As a company we
aspire to learn by doing, and consistently undergo a reflection phase, internally. After project execution, we engage communities, and residents to generate useful data that can be used to test our hypotheses and establish evidence-based positions for future work. This phase is no exclusively internal, and we offer this information to our clients as an optional service to help ensure their future competitiveness.