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William (Bill) Wallace

Adjunct Lecturer Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences


William A. (Bill) Wallace teaches an EDGE course, ENV6932, Principles of Sustainable Engineering Design. He is an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow and is currently leading an ASCE effort develop a Manual of Practice for sustainable infrastructure design. He is also the inventor and lead designer of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Rating System. Over 160 projects with a constructed value of $50 billion have received awards or are in the pipeline.

Bill designed and chaired ASCE’s first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), held in Long Beach, California, November 6-8, 2014. He is also a member of the Conference Advisory Committee for the follow-on Conferences in Shenzhen, China (2016), New York City (2017) and Los Angeles (2019).
Bill is currently a member of the Board of GeoEngineers, Inc.

Primary Research Area

Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering

Other Research Areas

Sustainable Construction Engineering, Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering, Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

Infrastructure design under conditions of non-stationarity.


B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1964, Clarkson University
M.S. Management, 1972, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Awards & Distinctions

  • Award of Excellence, 2013, Engineering News-Record
  • President’s Medal, 2014, American Society of Civil Engineers.