Wallace J. Toscano AIA

Wallace Toscano is a native New Yorker. He received his architectural degree from the University of Illinois in 1963. He is married to Carolyn Coffman an Interior designer. He has 2 daughters and lives in Chappaqua New York.

Prior to starting his own firm in 1992, Wally was Director of Design and Vice President of nationally and international renowned firm specializing in residential, commercial and health care facilities. During those years he was involved with a very exiting array of large project such as design studies for remodeling Madison Square Garden, The New York Hilton, resort complexes in the Caribbean, high rise office buildings, and corporate office complexes in New Jersey and over 25 major health care facilities through out the United States.

In 1992 he started his own practice in Chappaqua, NY. The practice is diverse and includes private residential project such as large private homes, a very wide spectrum of remodeling and alteration projects such as master bedroom suites, kitchens, family rooms, basement refinishing, and pool houses. The firm has also worked on a number of restaurants, health care, multifamily housing and large number of interior design projects which does with his wife, an interior designer Carolyn Coffman. Wally’s approach to architecture is simple and direct. Each client is a potential patron and friend. That says a lot. It means that each project demands all of his attention, talents, and organizational and technological skills.

The style of each project can vary depending on a wide variety of issue such as client taste and requirements, budget, site issues, the context of the building within it’s environment and many other issues that are thoroughly discussed and explored during the design phase of the project.

Upon completion of the design phase construction documents are prepared which set forth in an extremely detailed fashion exactly how the project is to be built. Basic services always include assistance in finding the right contractor and, of course, remaining in frequent contact with the project during construction so as to be assured that the project is being built accordance with the drawings.

Wally’s is a former Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Pratt Institute in New York City. He has been a visiting design critic at Columbia University, The Ohio State University, taught architectural and interior design courses at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Bauder College, Brooklyn College, Rutgers, Columbus College of Art and Design, and SUNY Purchase. He is member of the American Institute of Architects and is a certified member of NCARB and is reregistered in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio.