The New Zealand architect Roger Walker has contributed significantly to the development of New Zealand architecture. He believes that building can make people happy and a good building adds to what nature has given humankind. Walker says that "We have a duty to build well. Our perception of cultural meaning and hence part of the pleasure of being is tied up in how we make our places". It has been said that his creativity could lead him into another direction than architecture but he has devoted much of his time developing his architecture. Walker argued that he loved what he is doing. He has loved building things from the time he built model aeroplanes as a kid.