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
They’re the two flavours of architecture today, says Rory Olcayto
Friends and colleagues of architect Kathryn Findlay celebrated her life and work at an event at the Architectural Association last week
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- And the winner is … well it depends
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- We need more transport infrastructure and fewer High Lines
- Hadid seems willing to use her voice to help improve workers conditions
- Britain isn't working - the Scottish referendum is a wake-up call
- Are RIBA’s special awards that special?
- Embrace failure like David Adjaye