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Walker, Peter/Peter Walker and Partners Collection
2018-03  
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  • Access Statement
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Funding
  • Biographical Note
  • System of Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Collections

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
    Title: Peter Walker/Peter Walker and Partners Collection
    Creator: Walker, Peter, 1932-
    Identifier/Call Number: 2018-03
    Physical Description: 36 Linear feet : 72 tubes, 77 GB digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1971-2010
    Abstract: 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.

    Access Statement

    The collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Peter Walker/Peter Walker and Partners Collection, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Funding

    Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by support from Peter Walker and Jane B. Gillette.

    Biographical Note

    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.
    Walker has served as a consultant and advisor for numerous public agencies and institutions, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coordination Authority, the Redevelopment Agency of San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of California, and the American Academy in Rome. He also served as the chairman of the Landscape Architecture Department and the acting director of the Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; and was head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1997 to 1999. He has published numerous books, established Spacemaker Press, and founded Landscape Forum journal.
    The scope of Walker's work includes corporate headquarters, plazas, cultural gardens, academic campuses, and urban-regeneration projects. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Institute for Urban Design, and has been granted the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, Harvard's Centennial Medal, the ASLA Medal, and the IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Gold Medal. He is co-designer with Michael Arad of the National September 11th Memorial.
    Sources: PWP Landscape Architecture website, http://www.pwpla.com/firm/partners/peter-walker Peter Walker, The Cultural Landscape Foundation website, https://tclf.org/pioneer/peter-walker

    System of Arrangement

    The collection is organized into one series, Project Records, which is arranged alphabetically by project name.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Landscape architecture drawings.
    Landscape architecture--California.
    Landscape architecture records.
    Landscape design