Anna Rose


Dipl Ing Architektur
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Anna Rose is an architect and urban planner with a specialism in mixed-use masterplanning and public space design. Trained in Germany and the UK, she joined Space Syntax in 2002, becoming a Director in 2007.

She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The Bartlett, UCL and a member of the UK Academy of Urbanism. She speaks regularly at industry and academic events worldwide.


Anna leads the company’s design and consulting activities in the UK, USA and continental Europe. She has extensive experience in advising both private and public sector clients on spatially complex masterplanning projects, with a particular focus on the design of effective human behaviour patterns.

Her expertise is in the optimisation of spatial layout designs for the benefit of pedestrians and cyclists (walkability, safety and conviviality) as well as the sustainability of local neighbourhoods (retail performance, proximity to footfall, density of amenity, transaction potential).

Anna is a member of Space Syntax’s Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and Management Group.

External positions

2016     Design Council Built Environment Expert Panel


2015     Forum Raumwissenschaften CUREM Zuerich

2015     Gruen macht Geld, City of Hamburg

2015     UK Rail Station Regeneration and Development Conference

2013     ReStreets Conference, Los Angeles

2012     Learning Cities Project, Academy of Urbanism

2011     Harvard GSD lecture, The effects of urban layout

2010     Unit Tutor March Urban Design, Bartlett UCL

2007     Schindler Award Lecture, Bauhaus University Weimar

Awards & appointments

2006     Honorary Research Fellow, The Bartlett, UCL


2002     Carl-Duisberg Society, Germany – USA Seattle Exchange program for young academics

2001     Diploma in Architecture  Rheinisch-Westfaelische Universitaet,  Aachen