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
For all that they fondly recall starting out in garages and student dorms, Google, Apple and Facebook are global super-clients on an imperial scale. What do their design choices say about tech firms?, asks Rory Olcayto
It may be cold and dangerous, but it’s also rich with ever-more accessible natural resources, says Rory Olcayto
With Ellis Woodman at the helm, the Architecture Foundation can be a truly independent voice for London, says Rory Olcayto
- Small Projects 2015 shortlist revealed: £0 - £125k
- Yet another skirmish in the architectural Style Wars
- The Price of Desire
- Universities don't exist to create oven-ready students
- Architecture an Inspiration
- Discrimination starts in the studio
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