The Old Ways – The Spectator

October 28, 2017

By Hugh Pearman

In this article Hugh Pearman talks about meeting George Saumarez Smith for a preview of his exhibition, 'Measure Draw Build', and how "mainstream architects have tended to be a bit ambivalent about the trads, sometimes to the point of hostility."

"I'm sitting across a cafe table from a young man with a sheaf of drawing that have an archive look to them but are in fact brand new. His Jocob Rees-Mogg attire - well-cut-chalk-stripe suit and immaculate tie - sets him apart from the others in the room, who are mostly architects and architectural fellow travellers like me. We don't dress like that. But George Saumarez Smith is indeed an architect, a very good one.........."

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