The Peter Walker/Peter Walker and Partners Collection spans the years 1971-2010 and includes files created by landscape architect
Peter Walker and his various firms. The collection consists only of project records selected for transfer to the EDA, which
document professional projects that Walker and his firm completed over the course of his career. Materials include both physical
drawings and digital photographs of completed projects, which are denoted on the Project Index. Well-documented projects include
work for the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California (1989-2001), the Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Nishi
Harima, Japan (1989-1993), and the landscape for the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas (1999-2003). Walker's professional
projects are varied in scope and include landscapes for large corporations, universities, and cultural sites. Please note
that restricted projects on the Project Index may be used for viewing purposes in the EDA reading room only and not for reproduction.
Peter Walker was born in Pasadena, California in 1932, and received his bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the
University of California, Berkeley in 1955, and his masters in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School
of Design in 1957. Following graduation, he worked for Lawrence Halprin and later for Hideo Sasaki, with whom he co-founded
the firm Sasaki, Walker, and Associates in 1957. In 1983, Walker left Sasaki, Walker and Associates and partnered with landscape
architect Martha Schwartz. He later went on to form Peter Walker and Partners (now Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture)
in the early 1990s.
36 Linear feet
: 72 tubes, 77 GB digital files
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
The collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance
notice is required for use.