Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Jestyn Gwent Forestier-Walker
Born: 1920
Died: September 1994
Bio Notes: Robert Jestyn Gwent Forestier-Walker was born about 1920. From 1949-1950 he worked as assistant in the office of Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew. In the latter year he moved to a similar post with J M Austin Smith & Partner, followed in 1952 by a spell with T P Bennett & Son. He moved to India and was in 1953 architect to the Government of Punjab, moving the gollowing year to West Pakistan to a similar post, followed in 1956 by a post in India as resident architect with Brown Moulin & Antrim, this post primarily for the execution of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

He returned to Britain in 1959 and worked in the Edinburgh office of Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (latterly Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners) until 1963. He specialised in hospital design. From 1963 to 1964 he worked on his own account. He was elected FRIBA in 1968, proposed by Llewelyn-Davies, S E T Cusdin and John Weekes. He joined the practice of Lord Llewlyn-Davies at some point in the 1960s.

He died in September 1994 in Herefordshire.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6J M Austin-Smith & Partners19491950Assistant 
Item 2 of 6Fry, Drew & Partners19491950Assistant 
Item 3 of 6T P Bennett & Son1952 Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Brown Moulin & Antrim19561959Architect 
Item 5 of 6Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall (RMJM)19591961 Edinburgh office
Item 6 of 6Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)19611963ArchitectEdinburgh office

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11955(?)Edinburgh Royal Infirmary  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp299

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no6176 (Combined Box 123)