We’re a partnership of designers and researchers committed to uplifting communities through strategic innovation.
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.
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.