Walter is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. Hood Design Studio is his tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. He is also a professor of landscape architecture at the University of California-Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally.
Walter designs and creates urban spaces and objects that are public sculpture. Believing everyone needs beauty in their life, he makes use of everyday objects to create new apertures through which to see the surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness and idiosyncrasies of urban space. His ideas emerge from years of studying and practicing architecture, landscape architecture and fine arts, and yet Walter tactfully eschews from differentiating between the three on any one project.