We’re a partnership of designers and researchers committed to enhancing the built environment.

We co-create community and data-driven solutions to address our most pressing problems through innovative partnerships and research methods.

AREA stands for: 


Knowledge about the built environment through a data-driven process.


A just, fair, and equitable society for all to thrive.


Partnerships and mentorships, and positioning community leaders for lasting impact.


Research outcomes to real-world projects. 

In its most basic sense, “area” refers to a region, shape, or plane; it’s a quantitative measure of space. At AREA Research, we work to uplift the human experience in built spaces at every scale—from room to building, neighborhood to city. Our priority is people, culture, and community.

Right: The Rebuilding with Resilience exhibition at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture featured the work of resilientSEE.

A Collective Effort

Thoughtful outcomes require great partners and collaborators to elevate innovation in research and design.

Our strategic design solutions improve the built environment for communities and position local leadership for longterm success. Our core goals of Advancing, Reimagining, Expanding, and Applying are at the center of all of our work. 

Left: A collaborative workshop for the Latrobe Drylands Initiative.