"How are power relationships embedded in the spatial programming of buildings? This paper explores the possibilities for development of such theory based on the social theories of Giddens, Bourdieu and Foucault, coupled with methods of space syntax analysis. Giddens' structuration theory suggests that spatialized practices of power can be modelled as enabling and constraining relations between "structure" and "agency". Bourdieu's theory of the habitus suggests that the built environment constructs the real as spatial ideology. The division of space is a vision of the world. Foucault's work suggests that modern power is a dispersed set of micropractices, many of which are spatial and operate through the normalizing gaze of panoptic regimes. Spatial practices construct subjects employing architecture as disciplinary technology. Hillier and Hanson have developed spatial syntax analyses of building plans which reveal social ideology buried in architectural genotypes. Such methods offer significant potential for the development of programmatic theories of power in architecture, exemplified in recent work by Markus. However, they are limited in application to the current production of space. This paper explores the prospects for developing space syntax methods, grounded in the social theories of Giddens, Bourdieu and Foucault. It also suggests some potential for moving beyond environment-behaviour models of spatial practice."