Catherine Slessor is an architecture editor, writer and critic. She is a former editor of UK magazine The Architectural Review and recently completed an MA in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
The criticism over Selldorf Architects' redesign of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery is the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding the building, writes Catherine Slessor. More
The excess and self-indulgence of deconstructivism stand in stark contrast to the urgent existential issues facing architects today, writes Catherine Slessor as part of our series revisiting the style. More
It was the right choice to give Grafton Architects' Kingston University London this year's Stirling Prize, says Catherine Slessor, but the award is still struggling to find its purpose. More
Women are often edited out of the history of the Bauhaus, says Catherine Slessor, in this Opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. But the role of female Bauhauslers in shaping the course of modern design is at last being addressed. More
Awarding the Pritzker Prize to little-known RCR Arquitectes is a quiet rebuke against the superficiality and greed that has dominated architectural culture around the world, says Catherine Slessor in this Opinion column. More