Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1973; Modern Language Association, University of Michigan, 1977; postgraduate, Harvard Graduate School Design, 1976-1977.
Associate, SWA Group, Boston, 1979-1982;
principal, Martha Schwartz Inc., Boston, 1982-1984;
principal, Office of Peter Walker and Martha Schwartz, San Francisco, 1984-1990;
principal, Martha Schwartz, Ken Smith, David Meyer Landscape Architects Inc., San Francisco, 1990-1992;
principal, Martha Schwartz Inc., San Francisco, since 1992;
Adjunct Professor, Harvard Graduate School Design, Department Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1991. Visiting critic Harvard University Graduate School Design, Rhode Island School Design, University of California, Berkeley.
Lecturer Berlin Technology U., Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Grad.Sch. Design, University of Michigan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Melbourne U., Australia, U. Aukland, New Gallery Contemporary Art, Cleveland, University of California, Berkeley, Power Plant, Toronto, Washington University. Alcan lecturer Vancouver, LaJolla Institute Contemporary Art, Australia Garden Design Conference.
Visiting artist in residence Die Villa Romana, Florence, Italy, 1983. Artist in residence Radcliffe College, 1987. Resident American Academy in Rome, 1992.
Fellow Urban Design Institute.
Married Peter Edwin Walker, June 12, 1980. Children: Jacob Walker, Joseph Walker.