Roger Walker (architect)

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Roger Neville Walker
Whakatane airport terminal, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 2 April 2008.jpg
Born 1942
Hamilton
Nationality New Zealand New Zealand
Alma mater University of Auckland
Practice Calder, Fowler & Styles, Walker Architecture and Design
Buildings Whakatane Airport, Thorndon School

Roger Neville Walker, ONZM (born 1942 in Hamilton, New Zealand), is a New Zealand architect based in Wellington. After graduating in architecture from the University of Auckland in the 1960s, Walker worked for the architecture firm Calder Fowler & Styles, until he established his own practice in the early 1970s. He now runs Walker Architecture & Design in Wellington.

Like his compatriot Ian Athfield, Walker is notable for his unconventional design approach, which came out of a reaction against the then-dominant modernist architecture in the 1960s and 1970s.

In the 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours, Walker was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to architecture.[1]

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  1. Positively Architecture! New Zealand's Roger Walker, by Gerald Melling, 1985.
  2. Roger Walker, architect : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art History in the University of Canterbury / by Abdel-moniem M. El-shorbagy.

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