In 1900 Mr. Wight arrived in New York, and later in the year began his career as draftsman for the firm of McKim, Mead & White. He continued to work in that busy office for a decade, then in 1911 moved to Kansas City to join his brother Thomas who had been in practice there for a number of years. Under the name of Wight 6 Wight they were active in the execution of many important commissions in the city, among which were the Pickwick Hotel and Office Building; Mercy Hospital; William Rockhill Nelson Art Gallery; Federal Courts Building; Kansas City Life Insurance Company Building; Providence Hospital; City Hall; Southwest High School; Swope Memorial; Green Memorial and Administration Building of the William Jewell College, and the Jackson County Court House (won in a competition). Wight & Wight also were architects of the Wyandotte County Court House in Kansas City, Kansas; Clay County Court House, Liberty, Mo., St. Mary’s Chapel at Leavenworth, Kansas, and Associate Architects on the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City.
A member of the Kansas City Chapter, A.I.A after 1923, Mr. Wight was also active in Civic affairs, and served on the Municipal Art Commission from 1921 to 1940.