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Eleanor Young editor, RIBA Journal
Eleanor is interested in the good-everyday and the extraordinary in architecture. She writes across the magazine and website, edits the intelligence section 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 acting deputy editor RIBA Journal
Jan-Carlos is an architectural 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. He took a part-time role at the RIBAJ in 2004 and continued working freelance at Marks Barfield, Hudson Featherstone, David Morley and Fourthspace architects. He became senior editor at RIBAJ and also editor of Products in Practice in 2013.
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.
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.
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.