Stephen Law



Stephen Law is an economist and urban designer with international experience, including employment in masterplanning and regeneration in Asia. He joined Space Syntax in September 2007.

He completed a BA in Economics at the University of Calgary and an MA in Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University. He has audited modules for the MSc Advanced Architectural Studies at The Bartlett, University College London, and continues to assist academic research at the Space Group, UCL.

His research interests include studies of high density urban morphologies. In 2009 he submitted a paper on this topic to the 7th Space Syntax Symposium. At Space Syntax, Stephen has been involved in the evaluation of suburban layouts for a government funded interdisciplinary research project (i-Value).

In consultancy, he has been involved in developing the spatial framework for the Elephant and Castle regeneration masterplan for Southwark Council and contributed to a boulevard redesign for the Newcastle Haymarket area. He has supported the design development processes for Space Syntax’s Jeddah Central Unplanned Settlement project with economic modeling , and developed spatial connectivity analysis for the London Olympic Legacy Masterplan.

He has been involved in numerous strategic and detailed spatial impact assessments for projects in London, Chester, Munich, Derry, Bergen and Bucharest.

Education, Awards & Appointments

  • 2011 Hong Kong Urban Design Institute membership (Application pending)
  • 2007 University College of London Research Assistant
  • 2006 MA Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University
  • 2004 BA Economics, University of Calgary