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
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.
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
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.