Wallace GroupJohn L. Wallace, PE, president and founder of Wallace Group, is the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Civil Engineering from the San Luis Obispo branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was presented the award June 19 during the annual ASCE luncheon at the Madonna Inn.

“To be recognized by a group of your peers like this is amazing,” Wallace said. “I am really grateful for this award and honored to be part of this wonderful organization.”

ASCE President Carolyn Berg said John was awarded the honor because of his resourcefulness, innovation, long-term dedication to civil engineering, and community engagement.

“John has worked in the industry for nearly 45 years and continues to find ways to mentor younger engineers, look for ways to improve engineering and systems management, and actively improve our local communities,” Berg said. “He stands as a testament to dedication and hard work, and serves as a role model for other civil engineers throughout California.”

ASCE was founded in 1852 and represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.

Wallace Group is a San Luis Obispo-based multi-disciplinary professional services firm offering engineering, planning, landscape architecture, public administration, surveying and construction management services. Wallace Group, founded by John Wallace in 1984, has more than 60 staff serving both public and private clients.