Writing and research
Robert writes internationally about architecture, cities, heritage and cultural travel. He is the architecture critic for the London Evening Standard.
He has previously been editor of Building Design and the architecture critic for two other daily newspapers The Australian and the Australian Financial Review. He has written for design, art and travel magazines around the world as well as for national bodies such as Historic England.
"Passionate, original…he writes with powerful eloquence.”
Neil Ascherson – author
Robert is the author of essays and books including The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (2006/2015) and is a member of (ICOMOS), the body that advises UNESCO on world heritage. He has qualifications in architecture, planning, urban design and journalism, and experience in both news and features.
For Robert Bevan, it is all about having a strong sense of place; this is what connects his work as a writer, architectural historian and consultant. He can critique a city’s newest architecture, research its history, reveal its symbolic meaning or set out its appeal to today’s cultural traveller.
Among the many other titles Robert has written for are: Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Observer magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, The Economist, Art Newspaper, Architectural Review, and Wallpaper*/Wallpaper* City Guides.
- Cultural Travel