Roger Walker (architect)

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Roger Walker

Whakatane airport terminal, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 2 April 2008.jpg
Roger Neville Walker

Hamilton, New Zealand
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
PracticeCalder, Fowler & Styles
Walker Architecture and Design
BuildingsWhakatane Airport
Thorndon School

Roger Neville Walker ONZM (born 1942) 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] He was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects' highest honour, the Gold Medal, in 2016.[2]

Selected designs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Queen's Birthday Honours List 1998. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ Harvey, Justine (12 November 2016). "2016 Gold Medal winner: Roger Walker". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ Morrell, Vivienne (2 December 2016). "Centrepoint to centrepointless: Roger Walker's Masterton shopping arcade (1972 to 1997)". In McCarthy, Christine (ed.). All the appearances of being innovative. Wellington: Centre for Building Performance Research. pp. 60–67. ISBN 978-0-473-38229-2.
  4. ^ a b University of Auckland - NZIA Regional Awards
  5. ^ WellUrban - Willis Street Village
  6. ^ NZIA Wellington Awards - Saturday, 14 November 2009

Further reading[edit]

  • Positively Architecture! New Zealand's Roger Walker by Gerald Melling, 1985.
  • 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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