Roger Westman

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Roger Westman
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Roger Ulick Branch Westman

(1939-09-16) September 16, 1939 (age 84)
Jarrow, United Kingdom
Alma materArchitectural Association School of Architecture
Spouse(s)Jula Westman
ChildrenSophie Curiel
Samuel Westman
Parent(s)Kenneth Westman
FamilyNicholas (Brother)
  • RIBA Howard Colls Travelling Studentship Award
  • RIBA President's Award

Roger Westman is an English architect.[1][2][3] He is perhaps best known for his contributions to social housing in London and to sustainable architecture.[4]


He attended the Architectural Association School of Architecture.[5][6] At the AA he received the Royal Institute of British Architects Howard Colls Travelling Studentship Award in 1959, awarded for best drawings that year.[7] Buildings designed by Westman include the Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis (1980), the Jerma Palace Hotel, Malta (1982).[8][9][10] He is also the architect of a large number of homes in Hampstead and Hampstead Garden Suburb.[11][3]

Social housing

Westman began his career at Lambeth council's urban planning department. He worked with Edward Hollamby and Rosemary Stjernstedt on Central Hill Estate.

Sustainable architecture

Westman was one of the first architects to recognise the importance of sustainable architecture, particularly in large-scale building projects.[12][13] After he published an article on the subject in 1989, sustainable architecture became a popular and important part of late twentieth and twenty first century architecture.[10][1]

In 1997, he was received the RIBA President's Award for is contributions to British architecture.[1][3]

He has given lectures on sustainable architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Cambridge, Oxford Brookes, and Bath.[10] He retired from his position as a visiting lecturer in 1999.[14]


  • Faces of Architecture (1967)
  • Grand Designs (1999-2014)
  • The Brits Who Built the Modern World (2014)
  • Building Dream Homes (2014)


Westman's exhibition was described by the Arts Correspondent at The Times as "a marvel" and by the London Evening Standard as "almost irritatingly understated... genius."[15]

Personal life

He married Jula and lives in Hampstead Garden Suburb[9] He is a member of the C20 Society.[16][1] He was a close friend of John Summerson until Summerson's death in 1992.[9] His brother, Nicholas, is also an architect.[3]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Roger Westman". Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  2. "Roger Westman". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Westman, Roger (2020-03-23). "Roger Westman: A life in architecture". The Architecture Schools Database. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  4. "Roger Westman". The Dots. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  5. "Profile: Roger Westman (1939)". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  6. "Roger Westman". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  7. Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Institute. 1959.
  8. Architects&#39, The; Journal. "Roger Westman, architect". The Architects' Journal.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Roger Westman's Archinect profile". Archinect. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Roger Westman - Architect London / United Kingdom". Archilovers. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  11. Architectural Association Journal. 1959.
  12. "Roger Westman". Archello. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  13. "Roger Westman". Architizer. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  14. Westman, Roger (2020-03-23). "Roger Westman". The Architecture Schools Database. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  15. "Roger Westman on ArtRabbit". ArtRabbit. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  16. Journal, The Architects’ (2020-02-13). "Roger Westman: 'Architecture is supposed to be simple and practical'". Medium. Retrieved 2020-02-13.

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