Roger Westman

Architect London / United Kingdom

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Roger Westman
Roger Westman (1939-2020) was an English architect.

Westman attended the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), in London, between 1958 and 1963. From the AA, he joined several architectural firms, mostly working on large-scale projects such as hotels and hospitals. Westman has designed buildings in England, Malta, Japan, Australia, Germany, and France.

Early in his career, he was involved in urban planning, social housing in the United Kingdom. In the 1970s and 80s, Westman contributed much to the designs of homes in Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb.

In the late 1970s, Westman was one of the leading figures in the introduction of minimalism and brutalism into Britain. Until the 1990s, few architects were concerned with the environmental impact of their design and buildings. Westman was one of the first architects to seek to minimise the negative environmental impact of building on such a large-scale.

In 1989, Westman wrote an article about the importance of eco-friendly architecture, the use of materials and technology. After Westman published these articles, making buildings green and sustainable became a popular and important part of twenty first century architecture.

Westman took his ideas of sustainability in architecture and lectured at various universities in the UK, including the Architectural Association, the University of Cambridge, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Kent and the University of Bath.

In 1997, Westman received the RIBA President's Award for his long-lasting and influential contributions to British architecture.

Westman lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb with his wife, Jula. He was a member of C20 Society.

Roger Westman
Roger Westman

Roger Westman (1939-2020) was an English architect. Westman attended the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), in London, between 1958 and 1963. From the AA, he joined several architectural firms, mostly working on large-scale projects such as hotels and hospitals. Westman has designed buildings in England, Malta, Japan, Australia, Germany, and France. Early in his career, he was involved in urban planning, social housing in the United Kingdom. In the 1970s and 80s, Westman contributed much to the designs of homes in Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb. In the late 1970s, Westman was one of the leading figures in the introduction of minimalism and brutalism into Britain. Until the 1990s, few architects were concerned with the environmental impact of their design and buildings. Westman was one of the first architects to seek to minimise the negative environmental impact of building on such a large-scale. In 1989, Westman wrote an article about the importance of eco-friendly architecture, the use of materials and technology. After Westman published these articles, making buildings green and sustainable became a popular and important part of twenty first century architecture. Westman took his ideas of sustainability in architecture and lectured at various universities in the UK, including the Architectural Association, the University of Cambridge, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Kent and the University of Bath. In 1997, Westman received the RIBA President's Award for his long-lasting and influential contributions to British architecture. Westman lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb with his wife, Jula. He was a member of C20 Society.