The Edge of Space

Full price: $67.00
Member: $50.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

From the National Architecture Conference 2018: Edge

Real or perceived edges help us to locate ourselves in space and place, and define the boundaries of those places across the scales, from regional and urban boundaries, to neighbourhoods, buildings, and even our bodies.

Sarah Manning’s Spaceagency is a design and research practice that sits at the edge of different disciplines - urban design, architecture, product and information design. The practice considers the work they do as the human interface to the built environment. Through this interface, the practice helps people to better read their environment and adds a narrative layer onto architecture. Spaceagency find that it is at the edge that we are able to push the boundaries of what architecture is, and to expand the boundaries of our knowledge and practice.

AACA Competency: Design

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Sarah Manning: Director, Spaceagency UK

Spaceagency, under the direction of Sarah Manning, has gained recognition as a leader in the field of wayfinding. Her professional experience comprises a wide range of international commissions which integrate information design, architecture and urbanism.

She has previously held positions as Associate Director for the strategic design consultancy Space Syntax, as an Art Director at a 3D media company in New York and as a founding Trustee or Architecture for Humanity UK. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and her work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain how the construct of ‘Edge’ is a result of scale, the perception of space.
  • List the five urban features that contribute to our environment identified by Kevin Lynch in his 1960’s book ‘The Image of the City’.
  • List the cultural perspectives that inform Spaceagency’s wayfinding projects, branding and experience design.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full price $67.00
    Member $50.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $46.00
    Graduate Member $46.00
    SONA Member (student) $25.00

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    Published on: 12/09/2018

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