Associate Principal, Office Director — London
London, England United Kingdom
What do modern art, film, and music have in common? They all serve as inspiration for Francis’ creative endeavors. Whether painting contemporary works of art or strumming solos on his collection of acoustic guitars, the Vice President of our London office fuels his creativity in imaginative ways. Scottish-born and raised, Walker attended the Glasgow School of Art. His early influences were two art teachers who opened his mind to realism and contemporary works while playing Edith Piaf records in class.
As Director of the Aviation Studio in London, Francis leads the development of the international market, with a broad focus on business development, strategic planning, design, and project delivery. Among his many accomplishments are being awarded the NEOM International Airport Competition in Saudi Arabia, winning the Zurich Airport Expansion Competition, and collaborating on the Virgin Atlantic Growth Strategy for London Heathrow Airport. A strong advocate for sustainable design, he believes sustainability should be embedded in the design process, with architecture serving to challenge and inspire.