Lina Zhao

Spatial analyst | Urban designer

BFA MFA MSc (Space Syntax)
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Lina Zhao holds a Bachelor of Public Art and a Master of Public Art and Urban Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China, as well as a Master of Science in Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities from The Bartlett, University College London where she was awarded a distinction.

Lina joined Space Syntax in October 2022 as a Consultant and has recently been involved in an urban baseline analysis and design impact study for a mixed-use development in London. Prior to joining Space Syntax, she worked as a public art designer at CAPA in China, where she gained experience in public art in urban scale and complex building projects, from conceptual design to construction completion.

Lina’s academic research is underpinned by literature relating to spatial strategy in Beijing and space syntax theory, focusing on the spatio-morphological transformation of Beijing from the 16th-21st centuries, particularly the historical and political context and functioning, impacted the development of the urban structure.


2022  MSc in Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities, The Bartlett, University College London

2020  MFA in Public Art and Urban Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts

2017  BFA in Public Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts.