ZZA is a research and advisory practice focused on buildings and people. Based on social science and built environment disciplines, we link cultural, social and design perspectives to shape responsive property approaches and solutions.

Our authority stems from extensive research with key audiences: occupier organisations and building users, developers and investors, planners and local communities, business leaders and facilities managers. We use our rich evidence-base to optimise existing buildings and inform new projects.

ZZA works at all spatial scales - urban, campus, building and interior, covering a wide range of locations, building types, business and cultural sectors, and factoring in the now significant and increasing role of technology and virtual activity and its implications for physical space.

ZZA contributes at all project stages - from vision and brief, through design strategy and managing change, to post occupancy evaluation that reinforces the effectiveness of completed schemes and provides learning for follow-up initiatives.

Clients use ZZA's expertise and experience to help align their propositions with evolving cultural trends. Our user focus differentiates projects and adds value, promoting design relevance and successful, sustainable outcomes.

Now in our 23rd year