Rory is an award winning journalist and critic. He is a frequent contributor to newspaper, radio and television features with an architectural focus and regularly speaks at a number of industry events.
Before entering the field of journalism, Rory studied architecture at the University of Strathclyde, worked in practice in Glasgow, Liege and Istanbul, and as a designer in the videogames industry.
Rory has been a RIBA Awards judge, has served on the jury of the British Construction Industry Awards since 2009, ran a first-year design studio for two years and is a guest critic at a number of UK and Irish universities.
Rory was shortlisted for IBP Architecture writer of the year three years in a row, winning in 2011 and 2013. In 2010, he also won IBP’s Feature writer of the year and in 2013 was shortlisted for PPA Writer of the year.
- E-mail: Rory.Olcayto@emap.com
Will this month be remembered as the time the art world swallowed ‘architecture’ in one clean gulp? asks Rory Olcayto
There may be organisational issues and local protests over its reliance on volunteers, but this Expo will hook you, says Rory Olcayto
On May Day we must reflect on the deadly toll construction takes on its workforce, says Rory Olcayto
As Page\Park embarks on restoring the Mack, it needs to ignore the heritage bores, says Rory Olcayto
Rory Olcayto explores the burnt out remains of the Glasgow School of Art as part of last week’s symposium on the Mackintosh building
The restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art will require the production of 1,100 drawings and 20 hand-made models, the architect tasked with the challenge has revealed
Moira Gemmill spurned celebrity architecture in favour of new talent and ideas, says Rory Olcayto
We’re campaigning to put education and school building at the top of the political agenda, says Rory Olcayto
Architecture Tomorrow (ATOM) doesn’t predict the future of the built environment, it is the future of the built environment, says Rory Olcayto
What makes the Small Project crits so special? Maybe it’s the high standard of work on show, says Rory Olcayto
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- The Arctic is the new Dubai
- Woodman's appointment is a good move for the Architecture Foundation
- Small Projects 2015 shortlist revealed: £0 - £125k
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