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  • what we do

    We are service oriented professionals in Civil & Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Public Works Administration, Surveying / GIS Solutions, and Water Resources. We understand the importance of thoughtful collaboration in order to deliver meaningful, elegant and cost-effective planning, design and engineering solutions for the needs of our community.

  • who we are

    Wallace Group is a reflection of the communities we serve. We are neighbors, family members, active volunteers, professionals, and leaders in our business and personal communities. We believe in contributing, and we have a commitment to the long-term health and viability of our built environment.

  • why we do it

    Since our founding in 1984, our focus and passion has centered on the personal side of business. We value our partnerships; we believe in earning trust and work diligently to demonstrate integrity, fairness, and reliability to our clients and amongst our staff. At Wallace Group we love what we do and the value it provides to people. Our work reflects our Dedication to Service and results in high value services and quality products for our clients and our environment.

the latest news

01/ 11/ 2018
Dacé Morgan from the Wallace Group were on hand for the park's ribbon cutting ceremony

Steve Tanaka and Dacé Morgan from the Wallace Group were on hand for the park's ribbon cutting ceremony

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians opened “Kitiyepumú” Park.  The Tribe’s children were instrumental in choosing the Park’s name.  Kitiyepumú means Our Playing Place, which is a very fitting name for the park.  The park includes a large grass sports field, a basketball court with regulation and junior baskets, a tennis court, a sand volleyball court, a play structure, five fitness stations, and picnic tables and barbecues.  The Park utilizes recycled water generated from the Tribe's water reclamation facility for all Park irrigation, and has incorporated native, drought tolerant plantings, and stormwater quality treatment areas.  To better serve the increased recycled water demands, the Tribe added a new 220,000 gallon recycled water storage tank to their overall recycled water delivery system. In order to construct Kitiyepumú, over 25,000 cubic yards of material was removed from the site, and was used to construct a new bridge and roadway to connect the South and North Reservations which were bisected by the East Fork Zanja de Cota Creek. This new connector, which has been in the planning since the mid-2000s, enhances safety to the residents and Chumash Casino Resort by allowing a quicker emergency response and alternative means of access all areas of the Reservation. This new connector also allows residents alternative means of ingress and egress to the Reservation during times of heavy traffic from the Chumash Casino Resort. Chairman Kenneth Kahn led the ribbon cutting ceremony and spoke of Kitiyepumú Park as being a place for the children to play, stay active, develop a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the environment.  The Park design and layout was a collaborative effort between Wallace Group's Landscape and Civil Departments, the Tribe, and Summit Project Management. Wallace Group was proud to have been the Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects for this amazing project! Chumash Kitiyepumu ParkChumash Kitiyepumu ParkIMG_3132IMG_3134
12/ 20/ 2017
The results are in and our holiday “Whisper Challenge” raised $1000 for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo. We reached over 6000 people, over 200 likes, shares, comments and views. Over 32 hours were spent on viewing the video promoting the wonderful Food Bank and its mission to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger and build a healthier community. Wallace Group CEO/ President Brad Brechwald along with Principal Jorge Aguilar present Food Bank’s CEO Kevin Drabinski and Director of Development Susan Olson with a giant check. We only wish there could have been a few more zeros.
Giant Check for Food Bank

Brad Brechwald, Kevin Drabinski, Susan Olson and Jorge Aguilar hold up a giant check

11/ 30/ 2017
Welcome to the Wallace Group "Whisper Challenge" fundraiser for the Food Bank.
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Click Picture to go to the video!

  As we reflect with gratitude on 2017, we want to remember to help those in need. Each year 1 in 6 people in our community faces hunger. Please join us in increasing awareness of the vital work that the Food Bank Coalition and its network of community partners do to alleviate hunger. Click on the link and watch our holiday video. For each unique user comment, Wallace Group will donate $5 to the Food Bank Coalition up to $1000. It’s a simple thing you can do to help us help our community.
Rob and Shannon can't quite connect on the phrase "Food Bank"

Rob and Shannon can't quite connect on the phrase "Food Bank". Listen to their ramblings by clicking on the picture.

Julia and Michael are a great team

Julia and Michael are a great team. Click here to hear what they say.

Ben and Cris get into the spirit of the Whisper Challenge

Ben and Cris get into the spirit of the Whisper Challenge. Click to see these guys.

10/ 31/ 2017
Our Landscape Architecture team was recently featured in the Landscape Architect and Specifier News magazine and website. The print version includes a three-page spread, highlighting the diversity of our work throughout the Central Coast. We take great pride in collaborative projects which help build community pride and lasting memories. IMG_8176
10/ 17/ 2017
By Bianca Koenig  Wallace Group’s Ann Sever and Bianca Koenig were proud to help celebrate the grand opening of San Luis Obispo County Airport’s (SBP) newest terminal on Saturday, October 14th Guests parked on the airport apron and entered through the gangway, to experience the new terminal as if arriving by plane. The excitement kept building to discover six new passenger gates, the shell of a post-security concessions stand, and a glimpse of our favorite hangout-- the outdoor courtyard! Ann and Bianca Celebrate at the Grand Opening  We felt great responsibility in the design of the central courtyard. Not only will it be the first outdoor experience for guests arriving from out of town, but it will also be the first place guests will experience upon clearing the security checkpoint. Goals for the outdoor courtyard were to provide a sense of calm, as well as provide a preview of the regional landscape, unique to San Luis Obispo.  The most impressionable regional features, when flying, driving or hiking in San Luis Obispo, are undeniably, the Nine Sisters. These ancient volcanic peaks, are popularly referred to as the “Seven Sisters.” However, we wanted to represent all named, major peaks from Morro Bay to San Luis Obispo Airport, including Morro Rock, Black Hill, Cerro Cabrillo, Hollister Peak, Cerro Romauldo, Chumash Peak, Cerro San Luis, and Islay Hill. These are represented by nine boulders which approximately match the relative height and spacing of the real Nine Sisters. (We may or may not have also symbolically honored the two underwater peaks somewhere under the building foundation… ) In conjunction with the “Morros” which visually connect the two buildings, the two main planters were designed to represent coastal and agricultural lands. A weaving blue ribbon of glass aggregates links all features of the plaza like the creeks to the sea. Bold linear paving patterns provide the final backdrop as additional homage to the agricultural community which is integral to San Luis Obispo County. Design Team and County Reps Honored  Our team also prepared detailed hardscape, planting, and irrigation design for the main entry and parking areas of the new airport terminal. Bold bands work in concert with architectural features, while drought-tolerant trees frame the stunning views of the Cerros beyond. All planting areas utilize drought-tolerant, climate suitable plants bringing texture and drama to the courtyard experience, while the entry and parking areas connect visually to the gorgeous hills beyond.  Pet Relief Area After beginning the concept design back in 2013, it was truly a pleasure to watch the new terminal and grounds come to life on Saturday night. We are grateful for the opportunity to help build places where members and visitors of our community can create their own memories and experiences.