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Ware Malcomb Announces Promotions of Nick Edwards, Mike Piraino in Oak Brook Office

Edwards Named Studio Manager, Architecture, Piraino Named Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design

OAK BROOK, Ill. (June 6, 2024) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Nick Edwards has been promoted to Studio Manager, Architecture and Mike Piraino has been promoted to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s Oak Brook office.

As Studio Manager, Architecture, Edwards helps lead the growth and management of the Architecture Studio and manages select projects. He joined Ware Malcomb in 2021 as Project Manager and has overseen all aspects of architectural projects. In addition, he has been instrumental in fostering client relationships and team member development. Edwards is a licensed architect and has been involved in the industry since 2011, and provides significant architectural design expertise to the studio. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Ohio State University, and a Master of Architecture degree from University of Illinois Chicago.

“Since joining the firm, Nick has consistently exceeded expectations,” said Jason Golub, Regional Director, Ware Malcomb. “We are grateful for his invaluable contributions and look forward to witnessing the next chapter of his career unfold at Ware Malcomb.”

With his promotion to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design, Piraino helps lead the growth and management of the Interior Architecture & Design Studio. In his six years at Ware Malcomb, he has overseen a majority of the industrial tenant improvements and build-to-suit projects for the Oak Brook office.

“Mike is a team player, possesses a wealth of knowledge and always is tackling the next project challenge,” said Caroline McNulty, Director, Interior Architecture & Design. “His client service mindset, along with strong architecture and project management skills, has built a rapport with our clients and helped attract new opportunities to the studio.”

Piraino brings more than 23 years of experience to his role, adept with a variety of project types including corporate headquarters, office, multifamily, industrial and manufacturing projects. He is skilled at leading projects from initial master planning and design stages through to successful construction completion. A licensed architect in the state of Illinois, Piraino attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he earned Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees.

About Ware Malcomb (

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, multifamily, retail, and public/institutional projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 10 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit

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