Robert Bevan

Robert Bevan


For Robert Bevan, it is all about having a strong sense of place. It’s a sense that he communicates through award-winning writing on architecture and travel.

It is what connects his work as a journalist, heritage consultant and placemaker.

He can critique a city’s newest architecture, research its history, reveal its symbolic meaning or simply set out its appeal to today’s cultural traveller.

Robert 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, including Vogue Living, where he was deputy editor.

Robert is also the author of The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (2006) and is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) that advises UNESCO on world heritage. He has degrees in architecture, planning and urban design and experience in both news and features. He is presently based in London.

Passionate, original…he writes with powerful eloquence.” Neal Ascherson

Robert’s award-winning work can be found in titles from around the world including:

  • London Evening Standard
  • The Guardian
  • Australian Financial Review
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Vogue Living
  • New Statesman
  • Architectural Review
  • The Australian
  • Vogue China
  • GQ
  • The Observer
  • The Independent
  • Qantas Magazine
  • London Review Of Books
  • Afr Sophisticated Traveller
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Building Design
  • Conde Nast Traveller
  • The Economist
  • The Art Newspaper
  • Wallpaper City Guides