Walker Smith-Williams, AIA

Senior Associate

Portrait of Walker Smith-Williams.
Portrait of Walker Smith-Williams.

Walker joined COOKFOX in 2015, and began working on 378 West End Avenue, a residential project on the Upper West Side that combines the restoration of a historic structure and construction of a new building. She was part of the core team that brought the project through the public review and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval process, and has led the team to complete construction documentation. Walker has worked on various other projects throughout her time at COOKFOX, including the design of two residential towers and an affordable senior housing building currently under construction on the west side of Manhattan. She is currently working on a new multi-family residential project in the Navy Yard around South Williamsburg. Her experience in residential design supports COOKFOX projects across scale and location, including projects in Austin, TX and Boston, MA.

Prior to joining COOKFOX, Walker worked with Gary Morgenroth Architect, a boutique firm where she managed single family residential projects throughout New York and showroom design for Ralph Lauren. Walker strives to find simple solutions to complex problems by truly listening to the needs and desires of those she works with.


Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, 2012