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 on a project examining the architecture of trading networks in Australia and the Dutch East Indies in the early 20th century. A further current undertaking is an ARC Discovery-funded project 2019-2021, Australia’s new cities: past, present and future, led by AProf David Nichols. Walker is also leader of the design precedents lens of the Affordable Housing Hallmark Research Initiative.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. He was made a life member of SAHANZ in July 2019.
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X-Ray the City: Melbourne 1946/2016/2046
G Aschwanden, Donald Bates, Karen Burns, M Burry, Kim Dovey, Philip Goad, Xiaoran Huang, J Karakiewicz, Geoff Kimm, Tom Kvan, Nano Langenheim, Hannah Lewi, Elek Pafka, A Pert, Stanislav Roudavski, Andrew Saniga, Paul Walker, M White
Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival | 2016
What's it all about, Monarto? John Andrews, Boris Kazanski and the Centre of South Australia's Unbuilt Second "New Town"
J Grant, P Walker, DG Nichols
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | Proceedings of 12th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference: Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History
Vision and Visuality in the Museum: Lighting for Rational Recreation and Places of Resort
Conference Proceedings | 2007 | Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory. Proceedings of the XXIVth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) 2007
Architecture, Building And Planning
Society of Architectural Historians
Member Sahanz Editorial Board
Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Auckland
Bachelor of Architecture
University of Auckland