Social relationships between people, e.g., whether they are friends with each other, can be inferred by observing their behaviors in the real world. Thanks to the popularity of GPS-enabled mobile devices or online services, a large amount of high-resolution location data becomes available for such inference studies. However, due to the sensitivity of loca- tion data and user privacy concerns, those studies cannot be largely carried out on individually contributed data without privacy guarantees. Furthermore, we observe that the actual location may not be needed for social relationship studies, but rather the fact that two people met and some statistical properties about their meeting locations, which can be com- puted in a private manner. In this paper, we envision an extensible framework, dubbed Privacy-preserving Location Analytics and Computation Environment (PLACE), which enables social relationship studies by analyzing individually generated location data. PLACE utilizes an untrusted server and computes several building blocks to support various so- cial relationship studies, without disclosing location infor- mation to the server and other untrusted parties. We present PLACE with three example social relationship studies which utilize four privacy-preserving blocks with encryption and differential privacy primitives. The successful realization of PLACE will facilitate private location data acquisition from individual devices, thanks to the strong privacy guarantees, and will enable a wide range of applications.