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Derek John Walker (born 15 June 1929, who has been called one of the greatest British architects of the 20th Century, is a British architect primarily associated with urban planning and leisure facilities architecture through his firm Derek Walker Associates. From 1970 to 1976, Walker was the first Chief Architect of the new town Milton Keynes, and head of Architecture at Royal College of Art . With Stuart Mosscrop and Christopher Woodward, Walker designed the Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, the first U.S.-style shopping centre in Britain.

From 1970-76 he was the first and only Chief Architect and Planner of the new city of Milton Keynes. He recruited an exceptionally talented team unique in the history of the New Towns movement, and over seven years produced a landscaping strategy for the new city, eleven village plans, the structure for the programme for producing 3000 houses per year with supporting community, leisure, retail and sporting and cultural facilities. Amongst many buildings of real unique quality possibly the most celebrated was the central Area Shopping Building. A unique concept at the time with a plan generated around covered landscaped streets. The Close knit team for this complex included Stuart Mosscrop, Christopher Woodward and Syd Green.

In 1980, Walker was involved with Norman Foster and Frank Newby in a controversial scheme to expand the Whitney Museum in New York City using air rights purchased from nearby properties to build a mixed-use skyscraper which would include a new wing for the museum. When a furore developed, the museum denied it had solicited the team.

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Total Books: 26
Quirky And Curious Verse 1941-2011
2011 - Quirky and Curious Verse 1941-2011 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781465376312
ISBN-10: 1465376313
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Getting Healed
2011 - Getting Healed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788896727348
ISBN-10: 8896727340
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Early Warning Signs in Complex Projects
2010 - Early Warning Signs in Complex Projects (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935589181
ISBN-10: 1935589180
Genre: Business & Money

Minster People Eminent Men and Women Connected with Southwell Minster Over the Centuries
Faking News
2009 - Faking News (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847536044
ISBN-10: 1847536042

A Casual Conquest
2008 - A Casual Conquest (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409203407
ISBN-10: 1409203409

The Management of Chemical Process Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Procurement Systems A Cross-Industry Project Management Perspective
Fond Delusions
2007 - Fond Delusions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430308478
ISBN-10: 1430308478

Sense and Sensuality
2007 - Sense and Sensuality (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430329725
ISBN-10: 1430329726

Misrule Britannia
2007 - Misrule Britannia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847539687
ISBN-10: 1847539688

Happold The Confidence to Build
1998 - Happold the Confidence to Build (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780419240600
ISBN-10: 0419240608
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Engineering & Transportation

Great Engineers
1997 - Great Engineers (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780856709173
ISBN-10: 0856709174
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Engineering & Transportation

Structural Engineering Design in Practice
1996 - Structural Engineering Design in Practice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582236301
ISBN-10: 0582236304

Helmut Jacoby Architectural Drawings
1977 - Helmut Jacoby Architectural Drawings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788038001695
ISBN-10: 8038001699

The Great Engineers The Art of British Engineers 1837-1987
The Great Engineers the Art of British Engineers 1837-1987 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312011369
ISBN-10: 0312011369

The Architecture and Planning of Milton Keynes
The Architecture and Planning of Milton Keynes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780851397351
ISBN-10: 0851397352
Genre: Nonfiction

Animated Architecture
Animated Architecture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780856708152
ISBN-10: 0856708151

New Towns
New Towns [Architectural Design, No 111] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781854902450
ISBN-10: 1854902458
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation