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A New Year’s Message From Our CEO And President

2022 has been a very special year for us – Ware Malcomb celebrated its 50th year in business!

We are grateful for our clients, industry partners and team members for 50 years of partnership, dedication and giving back to our communities. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we are proud to announce contributions to 50 charities totaling over $50,000!

Take a journey through Ware Malcomb’s past to learn about the legacy that inspires our future in this special Orange County Business Journal feature.

Watch this video to experience our milestone celebration and companywide festivities.

2022 Highlights – A Year In Review

Offices & Projects

We opened five new offices this year – São Paulo, Columbus, Ottawa, Nashville and Monterrey.

We have delivered over 4,900 projects to our clients with innovative design, enthusiasm and successful collaboration and grew 8%. We are proud to partner with diverse clients across industries, and work with over 300 corporate account clients.


Our WM Community program actively engages team members to make a difference. Our team members across the company continue to amaze us with these efforts by strongly supporting organizations in our communities.

We are so proud to be recognized this year as an Outstanding Honoree Firm for Orange County National Philanthropy Day! We were nominated by United Way, PCRF and Susan G. Komen. This is a great testament to our culture of giving – especially during our 50th anniversary year.

To learn more about the impactful organizations Ware Malcomb supports, visit our blog post highlighting 50 Years of Philanthropy.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our DEI Team is spearheading a variety of initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion education and training, community outreach, communication and events.

  • We joined NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects), their mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting excellence, community engagement, and professional development.

Rankings & Industry Awards

The foundation of our company is our people. We’re proud to be ranked as a Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group for the fourth year!

We were ranked in national publications including, among others:

  • One of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Firms in America – for the fifth year in a row!
  • BD+C Top AE Firms – #1 Industrial Firm (third year in a row), #10 Overall
  • Interior Design Magazine Top Giants – #26 Overall, #7 Retail, #25 Healthcare
  • Engineering-News Record’s 2021 Top 500 Design Firms, #29 AE Firm, #96 Overall

We are proud to be ranked in numerous regional rankings and awards programs, visit our website to explore more.

Media & Speaking Engagements

Our leaders reinforced Ware Malcomb’s thought leadership and industry involvement by speaking at over 25 events across the Americas on topics such as the future of office, cold building trends, workplace diversity, e-commerce/logistics, among others.

Our efforts resulted in media features, articles, interviews and podcasts published across the Americas. Additionally, the Orange County Business Journal wrote a feature article honoring our 50th anniversary and the evolution from a boutique OC firm to an international institution – read the article.


Continued Innovation

We continued progress on WM 5.0, the latest iteration of our employee idea based continuous improvement program. Some highlights include an internal design excellence competition and a peer-to-peer recognition program, among many others.

We made progress on our company-wide WM Future initiative to develop and adapt future technology and processes into everything we do. We are excited to continue it next year with an eye towards innovation.

As we reflect on this year, we are so proud of our team and what we have accomplished together.

We wish all of you and your families a healthy and Happy New Year!

Ken & Jay

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