About Roger Walker Architect

Roger Walker is one of New Zealand’s most prominent architects.

Originally from Hamilton, he graduated from Auckland University with a B.Arch (hons) in 1967, along the way gaining valuable work experience with some of New Zealand’s best known architects including Sir Miles Warren and Sir Michael Fowler.

He joined Wellington firm Calder, Fowler and Styles in 1967 and (aside from a short trip back to Auckland) has been leaving his distinctive mark on the Wellington and New Zealand landscape ever since.

He set up his own architectural practice in 1971, and is currently the principal of Walker Architecture & Design Ltd.
He was made an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Architects in 1973 and a Fellow in 1987. He received an ONZM for services to architecture in the 1999 Queens Birthday Honours.
He received the 2016 New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal. This is the highest individual honour an architect can achieve in New Zealand and is for an outstanding contribution to the practice of architecture demonstrated through a consistently high-quality body of work over a period of time.

Roger has individually designed, led design teams and overseen the building of an extensive range of houses, townhouses, apartments, tourist, social and commercial projects throughout New Zealand. These projects have received wide recognition and many Architectural and Tourism awards.

He has a lifelong passion for design, including buildings, cars and furniture and considers himself an urban food and travel enthusiast.

Read the NZIA’s citation and watch the movie about Roger’s life and work.

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