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Aura Planning 

Currently, owners and planners have no way of, together, defining the desired aura of a building - the feeling you want it to give people when they use it. As a result, a lot of bad design blights our built environment.

 

Burland Aura Planning helps address this problem. It provides the language – and a consultative process – for identifying the aura people want. This then becomes part of the specification that directs the design and serves as a guide for all the technical team to keep the project on track.


Aura Planning is as effective in the renovation of existing buildings as it is planning new development. It has been effectively used on everything from small domestic renovation projects to football stadia and town centre plans. Wherever the feelings of people using the building count, Aura Planning can empower them, helping them get what they need. For case studies and more detail about how Aura Planning is improving the built environment in different sectors, visit our services section. 

Collaborate with Burland Aura Planning

If you want a building to satisfy the emotional needs of its users, then get in touch. Our Aura Planning approach is very flexible but we focus on a range of areas:

HAPPY CLIENTS

“We have a terraced house in South London and didn’t like the ‘off-the-shelf’ designs offered by kitchen side return specialists. Aura Planning helped us discover what was important for us. It really opened up the possibilities and we’re delighted with the resulting space.”

Barnaby and Rebecca, home owners

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What is Aura Planning?

Aura Planning is a tool for discovering the feelings people want from a built environment, or building project, and then developing a design that will stimulate those feelings.

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Our Projects

From domestic builds and home renovations, through to large scale aura planning work on major projects, find out how aura planning helps.

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About James

James Burland spent much of his career at ARUP, the global engineering firm famous for taking the most challenging architectural designs. James saw a gap in the building process to put people at the centre of design. 

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CONTACT US TO DISCUSS HOW AURA PLANNING COULD HELP YOUR BUILDING, RENOVATION OR BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROJECT