Common to our design process is a commitment to clear and open communication, the careful management of resources, and a fundamental belief that innovative and coherent design is a joyous and essential component of the human experience. With each project we strive to demonstrate that inventive and elegant design is achievable, even within strict economic parameters, by respectfully listening and responding to the client’s needs and desires, thoroughly understanding the nature of materials and methods of construction, and carefully managing the design and construction processes. As part of our client-focused process we use a diverse set of design tools custom tailored to each client − from simple hand sketches to elaborate computer animations and rendered models − to ensure the spatial quality and experience of each project is thoroughly understood throughout the design process.

Initiating a construction project can be a daunting prospect, but we pride ourselves on being there for our clients at every step of the way, from helping to identify goals at the beginning of the project, to turning over the keys at the end of construction. We look forward to bringing the joy and excitement of innovative and coherent modern design to your project.



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Bradford Walker
Founding Principal, Architect



Brad is the founding principal of Walker Architects, with degrees in architecture from the University of Virginia and Harvard University. His decades of experience have focused on finely detailed and sustainably designed residential and commercial projects; projects that have been appreciated by his clients as well as awards juries and international publications. Brad serves his professional community as a member of the Boston Landmarks Commission, and was a member of the National Ethics Council of the American Institute of Architects from 2010-2016, serving as Chair in 2015. He was a director of the Boston Society of Architects from 2013-2016, and is past co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Ethics Forum. He has also taught architecture at Boston Architectural College, Roger Williams University, and Rhode Island School of Design.





Kristen received her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where her research led her to study abroad in the UK, South America, Scandinavia and Europe.  Leaving her Midwestern roots to move to New England, she attended the Rhode Island School of Design’s Masters in Interior Architecture accelerated program where her focus revolved around ideas of adaptive reuse and sustainability in existing buildings and the surrounding urban fabric. After completing her degree in 2013, she gained experience in high-end residential architecture and interiors firms in both Martha’s Vineyard and Boston.  Kristen is also an accredited LEED Green Associate and is a certified NCIDQ Interior Designer. 

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Jacob Hilley


Jacob holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Northeastern University. His architectural education at both institutions was informed by related studies in the social sciences, with the aim of developing a comprehensive understanding of the many ways people occupy the built environment. Drawn to Boston by its remarkable urban setting, Jacob has now been working in the area since 2016 on commercial and residential projects.

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Freddy Pendleton


Freddy joined Walker Architects after completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology. His academic design research centered on adapting existing built environments to evolving social and cultural issues. He has spent time studying throughout Europe and Indonesia, served as an editor to the student-run Wentworth Architecture Review, and gained experience ranging from high end developments to custom residential design.

We are very grateful for the contributions over the years
of our collaborating colleagues at walker architects
and our predecessor firm, ruhl walker architects:

Mark Bandzak, Samuel Batchelor, Kathryn Pakenham Bilgen, Keith Case, Tom Chung, Christopher Dial, Sean Farrell, Lucy Fang, Michaella Fusco, Juliet Hernandez, Simi Hoque, Sandra Jahnes, Trudie KaiserAnne Snelling Lee, Taehoon Lee, Nick Lewis, Chee Keong Lin, Alan Lu, Giancarlo Mangone, Hillary Mateev, Mark McGlothlin, Peter Minosh, Jide Olanrewaju, Matt Ostrow, Marc Perras, Nerijus Petrokas, Gregory Pinter, Nick Radesky, William Ruhl, Grant Scott, Lilly Smith, Hattie Stroud, Nedith Wikina, Steven Wolenski

We are currently hiring.

Walker Architects is a great place for inquisitive, well organized, and self-motivated designers to grow and advance their careers, while collaborating on the design of a wide range of modern residential and small institutional projects. 

If you are interested in being considered for a job opening listed below, please email a letter of interest, resume, and sample portfolio images in PDF format or link to an online portfolio to:


BOSTON, MA 02127


Experience Level: 4-6 years

Location: Boston

Type of Employment: Full Time

Walker Architects designs houses, residential interiors and small scale commercial and institutional projects in a warm, modern design aesthetic, prioritizing refined details, disciplined forms, and careful attention to light, context and materiality. The firm’s work is frequently recognized in awards programs and publications. The office provides a highly collaborative studio setting, where a shared commitment to design excellence, craft, buildability and client service are our unifying values.

We are seeking a designer / architect to be involved in all aspects of projects, from schematic design through construction administration. Successful members of our studio environment work both independently and collaboratively, and are self-motivated, design-focused problem-solvers. You will work on multiple projects and all aspects of a small and growing architecture and interiors practice, with direct contact with the firm principal, associates, contractors and clients. Opportunities for continued professional development and growth are commensurate with core skills, initiative, and leadership abilities. 

The applicant should have a professional degree in architecture and two or more years office experience. Some CD / CA experience required.  Be a must be a proficient user of AutoCAD, REVIT, Sketch-Up, and the Adobe Suite.  Excellent writing and communication skills are required.