The Bartlett School of Architecture



The Space Syntax Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching unit located within the world-famous Bartlett School of Architecture.

The Space Syntax Lab specialises in scientific, analytical design teaching in two MSc or MRes routes:

Our MSc Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities and MRes Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities programmes are uniquely centred in space syntax theories and methods. They equip students with the skills needed to analyse patterns of architectural and urban space, and help build an appreciation for the impact of design decisions on organisations, communities and society as a whole.

The Architectural Computation programmes engage and advance the main technologies by which tomorrow’s architecture will be designed and constructed, equipping graduates with the ability to specialise in the latest design fields, such as parametric design.

The content of our two sets of programmes maintains a timely relevance to the contemporary world's challenges, which together cover areas such as:

  • Sustainable urbanism
  • Social dynamics and networks
  • Scientific method and practice
  • Computational and space syntax analysis
  • Robotics and parametric design
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality

Programmes are taught by leading experts who have helped define and advance the field of architectural analytical design for the past two decades.

Graduates of our courses go on to specialised roles in leading architecture and engineering research and teaching, to technology and cutting-edge emerging design practices, or, in many cases, to their own successful ventures.