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
Forget RIBA House of the Year – Richard Murphy’s Edinburgh home is the AJ’s house of the year, writes Rory Olcayto
It’s not ‘ye banks and braes’ that define modern Scotland, but its surpassing urban architecture
Architects have the power to directly promote the public interest when cities embrace ethical governance, says Rory Olcayto
Whisperers? Postmodernists? Haughty Helveticans? Who are Caruso St John? And what has ice hockey got to do with it?
Rory Olcayto experiences a new cultural tour taking in galleries and stately homes of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
With architects’ fees on the rise, the way we win work provides a basic building block for sound ethical practice
AJ editor and 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize judge Rory Olcayto on why the jury unanimously chose AHMM’s school in Wandsworth to win the most prestigious prize in UK architecture
Picking an outright winner of this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize is going to be tough, says Rory Olcayto
What are the moral duties of the architect in today’s chaotic, globalised marketplace? asks Rory Olcayto
Rory Olcayto reviews Assemble’s work on show at Glasgow’s Tramway for the Turner Prize 2015
- Deadline extended: Win a trip to Istanbul to study the work of Mimar Sinan
- Many in the profession still consider Hadid an exotic anomaly
- Open House London is more than just another open day
- War over the destruction of ancient ruins is madness
- Review: The Grand Tour
- RIBA should buy the FAT archive
- Architects must engage public on emotional level to win planning
- FAT: Back from the dead to edit The Architects’ Journal
- Debunking the architecture school rankings
- Student Shows 2015: CASS School of Architecture