Po Nien Chen

Spatial & data analyst | Urban strategist
Senior Consultant

+44 20 7400 1320


Po Nien Chen was awarded a Distinction for his Master of Research in Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities from The Bartlett, University College of London. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Po joined Space Syntax in November 2019 as a Consultant and became a Senior Consultant in 2022. He is currently working on developing an Integrated Urban Model (IUM) for the UK as well as the Walkability Index project with the Prince’s Foundation, Smart Growth Associates and Knight Frank.

He is a PhD candidate at The Bartlett and his research is focussed on spatial analysis, urban transport network accessibility and modelling.

He has experience in both design practice and teaching. Prior to joining Space Syntax, Po worked as an architect and interior designer in Taiwan. He is also currently working as a Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at The Bartlett for the MSc/MRes Space Syntax programme.


2019     PhD Scholarship from Ministry of Education, Taiwan

2014     Registered Interior Designer, Taiwan.


2018     Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, The Bartlett, University College London.


2018     Current PhD candidate, The Bartlett, University College London

2017     MRes Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities, The Bartlett, University College London

2010     MSc Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

2005     BSc Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University.