Prof Tim Stonor

Architect | Urban planner
Managing Director

+44 20 7400 1320


Tim Stonor is an architect and urban planner specialising in the analysis and design of human behaviour patterns – the ways in which people move, interact and transact in buildings and urban places. He is recognised internationally for his work in the development of data-driven design techniques, and their use in urban planning and architectural design projects from city masterplans to individual building interiors.

Tim was appointed Managing Director of Space Syntax in 1995. He has led the company from its origins at The Bartlett, University College London to its position today as a practice operating globally.

He is a founding member and former director of The Academy of Urbanism, a Visiting Professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and a Harvard Loeb Fellow. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Norman Foster Foundation and a former Deputy Chair and Trustee at the UK Design Council, where he is now an Ambassador.

Tim is a popular keynote speaker, chair and panellist at events online and throughout the world. He acts as a jury member in international planning and design competitions, and as a senior advisor to public and private clients.

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


2021-  Ambassador, Design Council

2018-22  Deputy Chair, Design Council

2018-  Advisory Board Member, Norman Foster Foundation

2017-  Senior International Advisor, China Urban and Rural Construction Industry Union

2016-  Trustee, The Faversham Society

2016-  Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects

2015-22  Trustee, Design Council

2015-  Freeman, The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects

2015-17  Member, Faversham Town Council Public Realm Committee

2015-16  Member, Design Council CABE Oman Design Review Panel

2013-15  Member, Lead Expert Group, Foresight: The Future of Cities

2013-16  Member, British Standards Institute Smart Cities Advisory Group

2008-10  Member, CABE Crossrail Design Panel

2008-20  Director, The Academy of Urbanism

2008-  Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Walk England (now Walk Unlimited)

2008-  Director, London Promenade Company

2007-10  Member, CABE National Design Review Panel (extended term)

2006-  Founder Member, The Academy of Urbanism

2005-09  Member, NICE Physical Activity and the Environment Steering Group

2004-07  Member, CABE National Design Review Panel

2003-11  Member, NHS National Design Review Panel

2002-04  Member, South East of England Design Panel

1996-  Founding Director, Morrison Brink Stonor architects.


2012  Visiting Professor, The Bartlett, University College London

2010-11  Lincoln Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University

2010-11  Loeb Fellowship, Harvard University

2006-  Honorary Senior Lecturer, The Bartlett, University College London

2005  Member, Royal Town Planning Institute

2004  Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

2000  Honorary Lecturer, The Bartlett, University College London

1996  Member, RIBA.


1995  RIBA Part 3 examination, The Bartlett, University College London

1994  Diploma in Architecture (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University

1991  MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies (Distinction), The Bartlett, University College London

1989  BSc (Hons) in Architecture, The Bartlett, University College London.