Architectural discourse in colonial and post-colonial contexts
Colonial approaches to architecture and landscape
The architecture of John Andrews
Paul Walker is a Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning. Walker was educated at the University of Auckland (BArch (Hons) 1981; PhD 1987). He worked in architectural practices in Auckland & Wellington 1987-1991, and as an academic at Victoria University of Wellington 1989-1999. Walker served as Deputy Dean 2008-2013 and was promoted to Professor in 2011. He is currently Associate Dean (Research). Walker's teaching focuses on architecture history, theory, and design. He coordinates ABPL90288 Architectural Cultures 1, a critical survey of the modern movement in architecture for incoming students in the 300-pt MArch. Recent research has encompassed contemporary museum architecture and colonial museum buildings in Australia & elsewhere, and mid-twentieth century architecture in Australia & New Zealand. With colleagues at five universities, he is currently leading a research project on the work of the architect John Andrews in Canada, the United States, and Australia. He is also working collaboratively on a project examining the architecture of trading networks in Australia and the Dutch East Indies in the early 20th century. Walker was co-editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand 2007-2012, and is currently Chair of the SAHANZ Editorial Board.