Charles Saumarez Smith

Charles Saumarez Smith was Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts and is now chairman of the Royal Drawing School. @CSaumarezSmith

Oxford’s brilliant modern buildings

Make Architects’ disastrous plans risk destroying the character of the South Bank

The Burrell Collection’s second chance to capture the hearts of Glasgow

Give up joyless meat-hating for Lent

The new Chelsea Barracks is striking for its forgetfulness

Jonathan Ruffer’s daring philanthropic experiment hopes to bring a different kind of regeneration to the north-east

The Cosmic House breaks through the orthodoxies of modernism with its game-playing, colour and ornament

London is no longer a Victorian city constructed on a medieval street plan, but a collection of cheapskate towers and characterless streets

Westminster City’s plan to replace London’s gaslit routes

Charles Saumarez Smith says we should acknowledge the Nazi past of architect Philip Johnson, not erase him