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Class-A Office Property Within Portales Corporate Center

PHOENIX (September 14, 2023)Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on the new downtown Scottsdale headquarters for proptech innovator Lessen, located at 4800 N Scottsdale Rd. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the 42,000 square foot tenant improvement project.

Lessen is a premier provider of tech-enabled, end-to-end renovation, turn, and maintenance services for the single-family and multifamily rental industries. Powered by a proprietary technology suite, Lessen’s local field project managers deploy and oversee a network of vetted service professionals in 40+ markets delivering consistency, quality and speed, at scale.

“Lessen wanted a large space that would be attractive to teammates as they return to an office environment,” said Lynne Orlowski, Director, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb. “This office reflects energy, fun and collaboration and exemplifies Lessen’s brand.”

Lessen’s suite is comprised of two half floors joined by an existing interior staircase within Portales Corporate Center, a Class-A office property. Ware Malcomb’s design team created an attention-grabbing space, incorporating Lessen’s brand color scheme to create a spirited interior. The staircase leading down from the main floor to the secondary floor was refurbished and cladded in steel. The project features a speakeasy-style executive lounge area, an inviting bookshelf-lined library space, and a coffee bar. The design incorporates both open as well as enclosed offices, collaboration spaces, a training room, small huddle and phone rooms, and two break rooms.

Specific focus was placed upon the concept of biophilia in the design, as the team incorporated fixed planters in strategic areas around the office. Teknion glass fronts were specified on all the offices, while accent lighting is used throughout.

General contracting services for the project were performed by Stevens Leinweber Construction Inc.

Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio creates design solutions to transform interior environments into market relevant, contemporary spaces.

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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 commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation 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 30 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 and view Ware Malcomb’s website at and brand video at

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