Anna Rose

Architectural & urban planner

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.

Anna leads Space Syntax’s 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 and Board of Directors. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The Bartlett, University College London and an Academician of The Academy of Urbanism. She speaks regularly at industry and academic events worldwide.


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, The Academy of Urbanism

2011  Harvard GSD lecture, The effects of urban layout

2010   Unit Tutor March Urban Design, The Bartlett, University College London

2007  Schindler Award Lecture, Bauhaus University Weimar.


2006  Honorary Research Fellow, The Bartlett, University College London.


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

2001  Diploma in Architecture Rheinisch-Westfaelische Universitaet, Aachen.