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Dawn Riegel Promoted to Principal in Oak Brook Office

Responsible for Growth and Management of Oak Brook and Chicago Offices’ Interior Architecture & Design Studios

OAK BROOK, Ill. (June 01, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Dawn Riegel has been promoted to Principal in the firm’s Oak Brook, Illinois office. As Principal, Riegel is responsible for the growth and management of the Oak Brook and Chicago offices’ Interior Architecture & Design studios, and all interiors projects across the Midwest region. She is also a member of Ware Malcomb’s National Interiors Advisory Group.

Riegel has over 20 years of interior architecture and design experience including workplace, corporate, retail, healthcare, industrial, public, and education product types. Riegel joined Ware Malcomb in 2010 with a unique background in interior architecture, design, construction, and procurement. She has built a successful interiors practice in the Midwest, a rich portfolio of diverse projects and longstanding client and industry relationships. Riegel has helped establish Ware Malcomb’s brand in the Chicagoland real estate market and established new accounts for Ware Malcomb in multiple other regions. She has contributed to many companywide initiatives, including Ware Malcomb’s Corporate Accounts, the firm’s Envision visioning tool, the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for space planning and the protocol for building landlord work. In addition, Riegel has mentored Oak Brook office team members and emerging leaders around the company as part of Ware Malcomb’s mentoring program.

“Dawn exemplifies our ‘One Team’ philosophy,” said Jay Todisco, President, Ware Malcomb. “She is a well-respected leader, and her contributions are appreciated and applauded. We congratulate her on her promotion to Principal and look forward to her contributions for many years to come.”

Riegel is active in many commercial real estate organizations including serving as Board Member for CoreNet Global’s Chicago chapter. She has spoken at CoreNet’s Global Summit on Alternative Workplace Strategies: The Toyota Way, as well as BOMA Suburban Chicago. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Interior Design from Iowa State University.


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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 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 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 Oak Brook

1315 22nd St #410

Oak Brook, IL 60523

P: 630.218.0063

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