Wallace Architects, LLC – an architectural firm of 14 professional and support staff, is one of the largest and most active firms in the Midwest specializing in affordable housing developments. Wallace Architects, LLC has a broad experience in the design and construction of residential and multi-family developments – in new construction and the renovation/rehabilitation of existing and historic properties, throughout Missouri and multiple surrounding states.

Since its inception in January of 1998, Wallace Architects has served as the Architect of Record on over 265 senior housing and multi-family developments with over 12,000 units. Most of these projects have received financing through the federal low income housing tax credit program, bond financing, Rural Development, NSP and HUD funding (202, 221.d.4, 811, HAP.), or combinations of each. Wallace Architects is presently the Architect of Record on apartment complexes in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia.

Please note that all of the facilities designed by Wallace Architects, LLC meet or exceed the standards of the International Energy Conservation Code by providing knowledgeable staff and partnering with experienced consultants. All such projects have received their certifications for which they applied. In addition, Wallace Architects, LLC has designed many NAHB Green Certified and/or Energy Star Rated facilities, of which – Wingate Manor in Shiloh, Illinois – won the 2010 NAHB Green National Project of the Year.


At Wallace Architects, we are motivated by ideals. We believe in developing relationships with our clients built on ideals such as collaboration, integrity and commitment. While you may find other firms qualified to do a job, there’s no other with the ability and the dedication to offer you more than a sum of its parts. At Wallace Architects, we offer you a partnership.


These three qualities are what we strive to offer our clients.

EXPERIENCE: Wallace Architects has over 50 years of experience designing and developing housing, institutional health care, banks, schools, HUD, and State of Missouri facilities.

TRUST: We think of our clients as partners and offer the necessary resources to successfully coordinate and complete every phase of the project in budget and on schedule.

TEAMWORK: Our staff works together with you to meet the special needs of your project through design and construction, as well as providing assistance during the funding application process through one-year follow-up inspection.

Our Team

Kurt Wallace, Owner, Architect, Wallace ArchitectsKurt Wallace, Owner, Architect

Manager of Wallace Architects, LLC – a “small business” specializing in affordable housing – since its inception in January 1998.

Has been active in the architectural field specializing in apartment complexes for 35 years.

1976 Graduate of Oklahoma State with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies.

Licensed Architect in 15 states.

Member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) – File number 38775.

Member of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. (Past President)
Is a National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professional

Mike Kleffner, Architect/Project Manager, LEEDMike Kleffner, Architect/Project Manager, LEED

Project Manager at Wallace Architects since 2010. Has been with Wallace Architects since 2009.

2000 Graduate of Drury University with a Bachelors in Architecture.

Member NCARB Record Number 105773

Has worked in construction, architecture and management of projects since 2000.

Licensed in the states of Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana and Tennessee

Field Representative – on-site inspections for compliance with plans and specifications.

Member of the Mid-Missouri Chapter American Institute of Architects No. 30176341

LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction

Currently working on 16 affordable housing and market rate apartment complex projects in Missouri, Kansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Iowa.

Paul Anderson, Production Manager

Chief Production Officer of Wallace Architects, LLC since 2004. Has been with Wallace Architects L.L.C. since its inception in January 1998.

1975 Graduate of Central Missouri State University with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Drafting.

Has worked in the field of Architecture and specifically affordable housing for more than 35 years.



Zac Wallace, Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator and Field Inspector at Wallace Architects since 2010

2003 Graduate of Missouri State University with a BS in Construction Management

LEED Accredited Professional since 2007

Project Superintendent for McCarthy Building Companies from 2006 to 2010

Project Coordinator for Fairway Construction from 2003 to 2006

Completion of Multifamily Property Inspection Workshop September 2012 as presented by the Mortgage Banks Association

Currently working on 10 affordable housing apartment complex projects in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Tennessee

Barry Mitchel, Project Coordinator and Field Inspector at Wallace Architects since 2011

Graduate of Drury University with Bachelors in Architecture, 2003

Has worked in construction, architecture and management of projects since 2000

Project types included Tract Home Developments, Mixed Use Multifamily, Educational Facilities (New and Renovations), Industrial, Commercial, Hospitality, Religious Facilities, and Historical Preservation

Has been involved in several community based urban renewal projects, and actively promotes downtown revitalization, historic preservation and community involvement

Currently working on 15 affordable housing complexes in Missouri, Mississippi, and Louisiana

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