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Eleanor Young, RIBA Journal.
Eleanor Young, RIBA Journal. Credit: Charlotte Collins

Eleanor Young editor, RIBA Journal

Eleanor is interested in the good-everyday and the extraordinary in architecture. As editor she writes across the magazine and website, commissions the intelligence section and reviews and leads on editorial strategy and development including prioritising content on climate action and the RIBA Journal's focus on Design in the making. Her background is in journalism having worked on tech magazines and later The Architects’ Journal, while studying for her MSc in architectural history at The Bartlett (UCL). Eleanor was a founding director of the Milton Keynes architecture centre, was a director at housing provider Circle 33 and regularly chairs events and roundtables.

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Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal.
Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal. Credit: Charlotte Collins

Jan-Carlos Kucharek deputy editor RIBA Journal

Jan-Carlos is a journalist and registered architect. He studied his part 1 at Canterbury College of Art and his architecture diploma at The Bartlett (UCL) and worked for five years at Foster + Partners. In his early years on RIBA Journal he continued working freelance at Marks Barfield, Hudson Featherstone, David Morley and Fourthspace architects. He has been editor of Products in Practice since 2013 and chairs its webinar series on award winning buildings and sectors.

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Isabelle Priest, RIBA Journal.
Isabelle Priest, RIBA Journal. Credit: Charlotte Collins

Isabelle Priest managing editor, RIBA Journal

Isabelle joined RIBA Journal in 2015 having worked for Architecture Today, The Architects’ Journal, The Modern House and a10 New European Architecture in Amsterdam. She studied architecture at The Bartlett (UCL) and later graduated from there with distinction in MA architectural history. Isabelle has been shortlisted for multiple International Building Press awards and won the Architecture Writer category in 2016 and 2019. 

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Chris Foges, contributing editor 

Chris joined the RIBA Journal as contributing editor in 2021, and was previously editor of Architecture Today for 15 years. He also works with practices to shape discussions on architecture and the built environment though publications and other media. He has edited a number of books on design and architecture, and written for magazines including Baumeister and Architectural Record. He studied both architecture and English literature and has taught in schools of architecture.

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Helen Castle, RIBA.
Helen Castle, RIBA. Credit: Charlotte Collins

Helen Castle, publishing director, RIBA

Helen oversees The RIBA Journal, book publishing and retail. For 18 years she edited Architectural Design (AD). She was also executive editor of the Global Architecture publishing programme at Wiley, overseeing the US and UK lists. Before taking on RIBA Publishing she was head of RIBA professional programmes. She has a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of East Anglia and an MSc from The Bartlett (UCL) in the History of Modern Architecture. She writes and talks regularly at events and schools of architecture.

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Flo Armitage-Hookes
Flo Armitage-Hookes

Flo Armitage-Hookes, publishing coordinator, RIBA

Flo supports the RIBA Journal and Books teams. She joined RIBA in 2022 and has an MA in architectural history from The Bartlett (UCL) and a BA in Fine Art with History of Art from the University of Leeds. Flo also organises architectural events, fosters collaborations and conducts research in her role as co-lead of Leeds Modernist. Her own artistic practice engages with ideas of space, place and people.

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