Assignment 7- Programming

ASSIGNMENT 7: List of Spaces, Matrix, Bubble Diagram

Based on your precedent studies, determine the program of your building.


  • Create a program specific to your store and store concept
  • Use your site analysis to inform your program
  • Show a list of spaces and their proposed square foot areas
  • You can produce additional diagrams/drawings as necessary to create/develop/explain your program
  • All stores must have an ADA elevator, office, storage, ADA bathroom, mechanical room


  • Your layout diagram should clearly show your proposed program spaces on the site
  • Try to evoke your brand and concept both through your arrangement of program (content) and how your work appears visually on the page (representation)
  • Make sure your store name and logo are somewhere on your board


For the next session you need

1. List of spaces

Once you identify the functions of your building, and the users of your building you should be able to make a list of all the spaces needed. Have a system or organizing method as you list the spaces for example according to size or importance.

Once the list of Spaces is determined you will develop RELATIONSHIP DIAGRAMS

2. Adjacency Matrix and Criteria Matrix

Adjacency Matrix is an in-depth look into how each space relates to the other within the building. The purpose of the matrix is to organize and link different activity areas together.

Criteria Matrix- attempts to organize the design program requirements in a concise form.

3. Bubble Diagram-

A bubble draws information from the adjacency matrix. Moreover, a bubble diagram represents information visually in the form of a series of bubbles. The bubbles can be used to represent different kinds of spaces in a plan, varying in shape to represent features of greater or lesser importance and size. The bubble diagram can create a rough sense of flow, which is used to develop a more refined plan.