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PROF Paul Walker


  • 19th and 20th century architectural theory
  • 19th and 20th century architecture
  • Architectural discourse in colonial and post-colonial contexts
  • Colonial approaches to architecture and landscape
  • Museum architecture
  • 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.   


Member of

  • Interstices journal, University of Auckland. Editorial Board 2004 -
  • Society of Architectural Historians. Editorial Board 2004 -
  • School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology. External Advisory Committee 2001 -
  • Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand. Member SAHANZ Editorial Board 2001 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Auckland 1987
  • BArch, University of Auckland 1981



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