Walt discovered his desire to build at an early age while in his hometown of Moultrie, Georgia. With a compass point set early, he continued pursuing a career in design and construction, landing him in the architectural program at Auburn University. While attending Auburn, he interned at an architectural firm in Moultrie, where he found a love for residential architecture. Discovery of and exposure to the work of historical classicists enriched his passion for restrained conservative design. It takes a keener eye to edit than to apply, and this suited the young designer’s meticulous nature to a tee.
Walt first joined Harrison Design in 1996. Soon afterward, he had an opportunity to travel and work abroad—this time in the field of government services. With time concentrated in Eastern Europe and North Africa, he began in construction and eventually became a project manager, overseeing engineering and logistical services supporting a myriad of military projects, including operations, facility planning and project execution. His service ultimately brought him stateside in 2012, and finding himself once again steeped in his beloved Southern vernacular, Walt rejoined Harrison Design.
While the creative process in a home’s initial design is a favored part of the process, Walt’s resume uniquely shaped him for managing a project to completion. The most complicated plan is methodically directed and overseen for the highest standard of execution. Since settling in Atlanta, he has overseen construction and created roadmaps for several projects on the West Coast and is currently designing for a number of clients in the East.