How We Work: With Reference – Simon Walker: ‘The Unity Mistake’

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Date: 15.11.2012

Time: 19:00

Venue: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin

Simon Walker, born in Dublin in 1962, and graduated from UCD in 1992, is an architect in private practice in Dublin. He is a studio tutor at UCD and a visiting critic at the DIT and the University of Limerick. Simon Walker is the son of Robin Walker and presented his father’s work, an area of ongoing research for Simon, at this lecture.

Robin Walker (1924–1991) joined Michael Scott’s office in 1948, a year after graduation. He later worked and studied under Le Corbusier, and practiced in Rhodesia, and the United States ,where he worked with Skidmore Owings Merrill and Mies van der Rohe. He graduated with a MSc. in City and Regional Planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1958 and returned to Ireland to join Scott full time. He became a full partner in 1961 along with Ronnie Tallon, the firm becoming Scott Tallon Walker. He was elected President of the RIAI from 1968-1969, he retired in 1982, an active painter in his later years.