Alastair Blyth is an analyst for the Programme on Educational Building in the Directorate of Education at the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.
He is an architect and joined the OECD in August 2007 from the University of Westminster, London where he was a senior lecturer and senior research fellow. His current projects include innovative design for education buildings, facilities for vocational education and training, and facility performance evaluation.
While he was at the University of Westminster he ran a research project on facilities performance evaluation for higher education buildings. He also taught in the School of Architecture on architectural technology and construction law.
As a consultant Alastair specialised in project briefing and worked on higher and further education projects as well as on schools. He co-authored a book Managing the Brief for Better Design, published in 2001, and he has written on a range of technical subjects for the UK architectural, property and construction press.