Socio-Cultural Aspects of the Residential Environment are as significant as the biophysical. During the past fifteen years, programming techniques for biophysical inputs have increased in sophistication and are a standard part of the practice of community design. Although much discussion and research has been generated about the cultural, social and psychological aspects of the environment, the incorporation of these aspects Into, the development of conceptual plans has remained outside the reams of normal practice. This paper sketches the significance of socio-cultural factors to the design of communities, especially for sub-cultural groups, suggests how to collect this data and illustrates the application of this theory to a real project.