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Cortinas, Fu Promoted in Pleasanton

Will Serve as Studio Managers

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 23, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the promotions of Jeffrey Cortinas to Studio Manager, Architecture and Douglas Fu to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s Pleasanton, California office.

Cortinas recently joined Ware Malcomb after years of successfully running his own A&E firm. He has over 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering, design, and construction with extensive hospital, public school and private project experience. He is a licensed architect and structural engineer in the state of California, as well as a licensed civil engineer in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Minnesota. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Water Works Association (AWWA). In addition, he has been a Turlock Unified School Trustee since 2018. Cortinas earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in Project Management and was valedictorian, graduating summa cum laude.

“Jeff has shown leadership from the moment he joined us,” said Jim Terry, Principal for Ware Malcomb. “He immediately engaged in the oversight of the architectural team and provided operations support. With a collaborative approach, he has developed strong relationships with existing clients and team members. We look forward to his continued contributions to the Pleasanton leadership team.”

Douglas Fu joined Ware Malcomb in February of 2020 as a Senior Project Manager for the Pleasanton Interior Architecture & Design Studio. He has more than 20 years of extensive interior architecture and design experience, managing project types including office, education, healthcare, hospitality and workplace. He is skilled in space planning, programming, interior finish and color selection, furniture selection and specification, overall design implementation and client management.

“Doug’s attention to detail, technical expertise, and design vision have earned him an excellent reputation with our team and clients as a trusted advisor,” said Gary Drew, Regional Vice President for Ware Malcomb. “He’s been instrumental in developing our interiors team members in the San Francisco and Pleasanton offices, and we congratulate him on his promotion to Studio Manager.”

Fu earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Dalhousie University and a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Canada and is LEED AP certified.


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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 Brand Video at

Ware Malcomb Pleasanton

4683 Chabot Dr. #300

Pleasanton, CA 94588

P: 925.244.9620

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