With a successful career in architectural news and publications, and the massive task of running the Open House / Open City events for four years, Rory brings to PTE an enthusiasm for promoting and furthering excellence in architectural practice. His background in architecture and within the videogames industry provides a base for his analytical approach to reviewing and inputting his expertise into the wide range of PTE projects.
A recent success involved convincing diverse writing talent – from Sunday Times bestselling authors to internationally recognised poets and graphic novelists – to write short stories about infrastructure in north London for a pre-design code book for a hard-nosed developer!
At PTE, Rory is maintaining and also developing a new culture of writing, research and criticism to support the intense design challenges facing the practice. An exponent of critical insight, with a talent for lateral thinking, he will continue to use his strengths in writing and public speaking to explore and apply emerging ideas and practices in design and culture.
NLA Expert Panel member for the Wellbeing programme #NLAWellbeing
08 November 2021
Retrospective on the future
PTE’s Rory Olcayto takes a robust look at three very different schemes the practice has produced over the last 15 years to learn about what worked, and what didn’t…
12 February 2021
Healthy Streets: NLA Expert Panel on Wellbeing
The third wellbeing panel, chaired by Argent’s Heath Harvey, met this week to discuss Healthy Streets and kicked off with a presentation by Bruce McVean, the City of London’s acting assistant director...