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  • what we do

    We are service oriented professionals in Civil Engineering & 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 civil 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 San Luis Obispo 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 for our clients and our environment.

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07/ 09/ 2019
Wallace Group is proud to announce and introduce our newest Director!  Bianca Koenig has been promoted to lead our Landscape Architecture team.
Wallace Group's Bianca Koenig

Model Home at Rice Ranch

Through attentive work and dedication, she has helped implement community-driven projects both locally and throughout the state. From the beloved “Nine sisters” concept for the new San Luis Obispo airport terminal courtyard, to lifestyle communities in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Contra Costa Counties, she has been instrumental in providing design vision and growth for our team. In coordination with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, she is excited to continue supporting design and development of resilient, meaningful and economically successful projects. “We are very excited about Bianca becoming a Director. With her 16 years at Wallace Group, she brings the creativity, managerial and technical expertise to help lead her group into new markets, geographic areas and fresh opportunities as we approach our 35th year in the community,” said Brad Brechwald CEO/President. Bianca’s passion for landscape architecture lies primarily in the opportunity to help people and place be their best. As site designers, landscape architects integrate their extensive design knowledge with engineering, which is critical for the thoughtful and efficient use of our most precious resources - time, money, energy, and water. Looking forward, Bianca believes we will all benefit from places that prioritize health, connect people to place, and help build community.   In her new role, Bianca is excited to advocate for the landscape architecture group, helping to highlight the specific strengths where Wallace Group excels. “It’s an honor to support our team as they earn important wins, for example, when Senior Landscape Architect, Ann Sever secured a new project for the design of LeRoy Park-- a critical community resource for the City of Guadalupe. Or when our most recent, licensed landscape architect and former student of mine, Matthew Parker, gains the trust and respect of our Clients through his professionalism, dependability, and responsiveness.” Reflecting on her time at Wallace Group, Bianca is grateful for the attention centering around Dedication to Service. She has been able to work side-by-side with focused and caring professionals to help grow our team into an integrated, collaborative unit, taking a comprehensive approach to design and engineering from concept to community. What’d you do before WG? As a former collegiate athlete and NCAA Division 1 Champion, I know what it means to work hard, provide unconditional support to my team members, go after big goals, and play to win. Before Wallace Group, I worked in landscape architecture offices in downtown LA, Alexandria, Virginia, and Pismo Beach.  Why Landscape Architecture? My passion for landscape architecture lies primarily in the opportunity to help people and place be their best. Why WG? I’m grateful for my nearly sixteen years at Wallace Group where our attention has centered on Dedication to Service. During this time, I’ve been able to work side-by-side with focused and caring professionals to help grow our team into an integrated, collaborative unit, taking a comprehensive approach to design and engineering from concept to community. Future plans for your team and department? Thoughts about your team? In my new role, I’m excited to advocate for our landscape architecture group, and help highlight the specific strengths where Wallace Group excels. It’s an honor to support our team as they earn important wins, like when Senior Landscape Architect, Ann Sever secured a new project for the design of LeRoy Park-- a critical community resource for the City of Guadalupe. Or when our most recent, licensed landscape architect and former student of mine, Matthew Parker, gains the trust and respect of our Clients through his professionalism, dependability, and responsiveness. Thoughts on the industry? As site designers, integrating our comprehensive design knowledge with engineering will be critical for the thoughtful and efficient use of our most precious resources - time, money, energy, and water. Looking forward, I believe we will all benefit from places that prioritize health, connect people to place, and help build community.
06/ 26/ 2019
I was born and raised in Morro Bay and Atascadero, California. I graduated from Cal Poly SLO with degree in Environmental Engineering, and the next week flew to Newport, Rhode Island and commissioned as a Nuclear Submarine Officer three months later. After becoming an officer, I spent 2 years studying post graduate nuclear physics and operating a nuclear reactor on board the USS Daniel Webster (MTS 626), Charleston, South Carolina. Later I traveled to New London, Connecticut to learn how to drive a Submarine and play Golf (required for all Navy officers). My first submarine was the USS WYOMING (SSBN 742), where I spent 3 years driving a nuclear submarine around the Sargasso Sea and supervising a nuclear reactor. After leaving the service in 2017 I spent some time working at E & J Gallo winery as a Maintenance Team Lead. Daily operations consisted of supervising the operation’s 3 high efficiency bottling lines, and making sure the facility didn’t blow while processing 200 proof alcohol . . . on the plus side, we had company happy hour every Friday. Somehow while all this was going on, I got married and had three kids. Definitely my favorite part of this story. Questions not necessary in order of importance: Describe what you do at WGWater resources, design, technical report writing, permitting and whatever else Rob needs me to do. What are some of your favorite activities with WG?Any project involving wastewater for wineries or private individuals. What are you involved in outside WG?Full time parent Favorite pastimeSpending quality time with the family, hiking, kayaking and backpacking Favorite movieThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty Favorite foodMediterranean, especially Gyros Describe your dream vacation.Any trip that involves sunlight and natural beauty with people that I love, especially the High Sierras and Coastal Regions. What’s your favorite childhood memory?Playing outside and not going to school (I liked it so much that I didn’t go to school til second grade!) What’s your secret ability? (expert pool player, play the harmonica, know how to tap dance)I used to be a concert pianist and a painter What is the furthest away from SLO you’ve been?Underneath the Bermuda Triangle (Seriously)
06/ 25/ 2019
Wallace Group’s Landscape Architect Ann Sever, guided the creation of a new drainage creek bed at the Child Development Center at Monterey Peninsula College. One part function, one part fun and one part education this creek with serve as a natural looking drainage area with boulders and cobbles. It is part of a play area for 2-4 year old children in the outdoor classroom. The installation, for natural appearance, needs a u-shaped grading profile, boulders buried partway that match color, style and form. Voila! #wallacegroup #designwithnature #annrocks #childcare #play #getoutside #landscapearchitecture  
Wallace Group landscape architect project

Project is well underway

 
06/ 21/ 2019
We are proud to announce the American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded Wyatt Banker-Hix the 2019 Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Wyatt has accomplished many projects since joining Wallace Group in Fall 2016.  It is not often our transportation folks design brand new segments of roads, however Wyatt was able to design two brand new roadways, Jose Delores and Buckley Road.  He also recently took on roadway drainage and stormwater quality engineering which has become a new found passion.  Please join us in Congratulating Wyatt on his award!
06/ 18/ 2019
Congratulations to our talented Luz Garcia, now promoted to Survey Technician II.  She recently traveled to Westlake Village to take the 6-hour test “Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS)”.  Her journey toward becoming a licensed Land Surveyor is proceeding as planned.  Luz embodies Wallace Group’s tagline, “Dedication to Service” and we are proud of her recent milestone.