The Architectural Review’s Peter Davey, above, is to retire after 25 years as editor, writes Ruth Addicott.

Davey trained as an architect in Edinburgh and moved into journalism when he became managing editor of Emap’s Architect’s Journal.

In 1979, he transferred to sister title The Architectural Review as editor. Since he took over, circulation has doubled and the title has established itself as a leading international magazine for architects, selling more copies abroad than it does in the UK.

Davey will step down when he turns 65 at the end of February next year. He is hoping to write books related to architecture, among other things.

Commenting on his retirement after 25 years in the chair, he said: “It doesn’t seem as long as it sounds. These things sneak up on you.”

Emap is currently looking for a replacement and is expected to announce a new editor in the next few months.

The Architectural Review was founded in 1896 and is read in 170 countries worldwide.

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