This workshop intends to explore the implications of environmental meaningthrough small discussion groups. Issues related to the communicative ability of the everday environment and people's interpretations of salient features has been the subject of considerable empirical research. By selecting a series of frequently recurring concerns such as building identity, character, and imageability, a series of activities are proposed to engage workshop participants in revealing their perceptions through the use of prepared visual materials. The format of this workshop will be small group discussions that permit the free flow of ideas where participants can learn from each other while making decisions collectively. This approach is advanced as a method for increasing people's awareness of the multiple meanings conveyed by the physical environment. It is also proposed as a viable technique for architects - clients - users to develop a dialogue aboutthe importance of environmental meaning while exploring the implications of such issues in everyday practice.