Razor Bluff | La Jolla, California

Occasional visits by Neptune doth not disturb

Earth Fire Water Rancho Santa Fe, California

Resonating elements make for hallowed grounds

Harmony Rancho Santa Fe, California

Wind chime strength thru transparent bone memories

C Bluff | a Jolla | California

Oceana offers love and curve amplifies it back


With light as compass, ascension is fluid

City House La Jolla, California

Elevating windows, rooms and light unify the whole

Ocean Point La Jolla, California

Sail symmetrical betwixt sky and sea

Aperture La Jolla, California

Mast holds house-ship poised for nightly adventure

Seaview San Clemente, California

Majestic lines allow for mystical breath

Promontory Rancho Santa Fe, California

Water's reflection holds highland higher

Lake House Escondido, California

Sanctuary vibration resonates with sky

Crescent Leucadia, California

Pure as the light, pure as white, alabaster glow
Completed August 2012

Cabin Julian, California

Fire warmth a crackle soundtrack of indoor delight

Wing House Rancho Santa Fe, California

Swan reveals illusion of in or out, water or stone


Steadfast gesture held in harmonious arabesque

Brush Stroke La Jolla, California

Curved creshendo mirrors golden into the zenith


The concepts of spirituality and motion are integral to my work. Try to tap into the psyche with unexpected manipulations of form and light, which are intended to be as sculptural as they are architectural.  Natural light is a crucial element in my designs and is used to define, fragment, and animate space. The environment is a primary source of inspiration and a driving force as well.  Nature is not static, nor should be the efforts of man. Dealing with spaces as solids in a design causes the building to become extremely confined, static, and without spirit. Open up a struck true to sky, landscape, and view, and the building becomes alive. Create an unconfined space and your soul will have a place to go.


Wallace was born in Western Pennsylvania and spent his youth in Buffalo, New York, where he attended Hutchinson Central Technical High School for Architecture. Wallace then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and went on to study at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He started his architecture practice in 1978. He received a design award in 2003 from the International Academy of Architecture. In 2004 and 2007, he was named one of the Top 100 Designers by Architectural Digest, and In 2007 was named one of the Top 10 Designers by Robb Report.