Tom Wallace, PE, SE
Founded Wallace Design Collective in 1981
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my position is watching new engineering graduates grow into thoughtful and competent engineers. A sure sign of that is when they have the confidence to debate a technical issue or problem with me and I come to the conclusion that they have a better solution than I do.”
While in college, Tom was a construction worker and draftsman for a unique company owned by an architect and a sculpture professor. The company blended art and architecture to design and build highly experimental, free form residential structures out of sprayed polyurethane foam and reinforced concrete.
Tom was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2000.
Tom Wallace received his Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. He has experience in the field of architectural structural design and related disciplines dating from 1975. Tom founded Wallace Engineering in 1981 as a structural engineering firm, which was diversified into structural and civil engineering in 1992.
Tom has been project engineer for a variety of structures, ranging from 60-story buildings to large aircraft hangars. He has been asked to testify in several structural engineering litigation cases and is considered an expert in this field. He is actively involved with specialty projects and sets the quality control philosophy for the company.
Tom currently serves on the Professional Advisory Council for the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma University Urban Design School Advisory Council, the City of Tulsa Appeals Board, the Tulsa Downtown Coordinating Council representing the Tulsa Arts District, and serves as secretary on Tulsa Arts District Owners’ Association and President of Up With Trees.