Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Wallace, David

ID: 1353
Full Name: David Alexander Wallace
Occupation: Architect/Urban Planner
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 08/30/1917
Death Date: 07/19/2004
Family: Spouse: Wallace was married at least twice. He and his wife, Joan D. Wallace (07/23/1923-07/19/2004), committed suicide together at a Philadelphia hospice; he suffered from prostate cancer, she from terminal heart disease;
Children: When surveyed in 1955, Wallace reported that he had had one child.
Biographical Information: Education: B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1940; M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1941; M.C.P., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1950; Ph.D. in Regional Planning, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1953;
Work History: Private to Major, United States Army Engineers, World War II, 1941-1945; Draftsman, Harry Sternfeld, Architect, 1946; Draftsman, Russell G. De Lappe, 1946-1947; Draftsman, Paul R. Williams, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1947-1948; (he served as the Supervising Architect for Williams on the Golden State Life Insurance Company Building in Los Angeles, CA, 1948.) Partner, David A. Wallace and Roy M. Schoenbrod, AIA, Chicago, IL, c. 1953; Director of Planning, Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1953-19??; Partner, Wallace, Roberts and Todd (WRT), Architects, Philadelphia, PA, 1963- ;
Teaching: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1953; Visiting Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1955. (He taught city planning at these institutions.)
Miscellaneous: When surveyed in 1955, Wallace indicated having traveled in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Luxembourg. Wallace gained acclaim for his planning efforts to redevelop urban waterfronts; he was best known for his work on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, beginning in 1963; this work was conducted along with his partners Ian McHarg, William Roberts, and Thomas Todd, and lasted 25 years; SSN: 169-16-6496.
Professional Awards: College: Board of Education Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1935-1939; First Prize, 33rd Annual Paris Prize Competition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1939; elected to Sigma Xi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1939; elected to Tau Sigma Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1939; Horn Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1939-1940; Theophilus Parson Chandler Fellwoship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1940-1941;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Chicago, IL
USA
Architect's Death:
Philadelphia, PA
USA