Planning Spaces [PDF]

A Manual for Human Service Facilities Development

John O’Brien

1978 – June

This manual describes a set of planning tools for use by people who are concerned with finding appropriate space for human service pro­grams and by people who want to review the effectiveness of other people’s space planning efforts.

People who use the planning tools in this manual should be able to answer three questions when they finish:

  • How much space do we need and for what purposes?
    How can we approach our space planning in the most flexible possible way?
  • How can we insure that whatever space we acquire max1m1zes the chances people with handicaps have to interact with typical people and interprets handicapped people in the most positive way possible by clearly stating criteria for service location and design.