He was graduated B. S. in Architecture at Boston's “M.I.T." in 1900, and in Paris, France, completed a course of advanced study at atliers of the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
He began work as draftsman in the Boston office of Guy Lowell, and on leaving there continued his training in New York, and for a few subsequent years in Pittsburgh. Finally, in 1909, following a suggestion from John M. Carrere of New York (member of the Cleveland Commission studying the "Mall Plan”) Mr. Walker moved to Cleveland, and in 1911 began practice there in partnership with Harry E. Weeks under the name of Walker & Weeks.
The firm soon acquired a large and successful practice, with many banks and business houses, churches, public libraries and other public buildings in Cleveland among their major works. Meriting special mention were the Cleveland Public Library (won in a competition) and six of the city’s branch libraries; Severance Music Hall; Administration Building, City Board of Education; First Baptist Church, Euclid Avenue Baptist, and the first Church of Christ Scientist at Cleveland Heights; Allen Memorial Library at Western Reserve University; Federal Reserve Bank; Guarantee Title Building; Union National Bank; and the new five million dollar Post Office Building. In addition Walker & Weeks served as Consulting Architects on the Army and Navy Medical Hospital in Washington, D. C.
The partners also won the competition for the Indiana World War Memorial erected in Indianapolis, one of the most imposing Memorials in the country. After serving as Consulting architects for the Ohio Wesleyan University, Mr. Walker was employed in the same capacity by the City of Cleveland on the erection of the Public Auditorium. He was also the first professional advisor of the City Planning Commission, continuing a member of the Board for ten years.
The firm of Walker & Weeks had an office in Cleveland at #2341 Prospect Avenue for many years.
Mr. Walker had been a member of the Cleveland Chapter, A.I.A. after 1917, served as president for two terms (1922-23) and after advancement to Institute Fellowship in 1923, was made a Life Member in 1928.