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Francisco Arias Promoted to Director, Design in Los Angeles

Will Assist in Growth and Evolution of Firm’s National Design Platform

LOS ANGELES (November 1, 2022) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Francisco Arias has been promoted to Director, Design in the firm’s Los Angeles office. In this position, Arias will assist in the growth and evolution of Ware Malcomb’s national design platform, specifically within the Southern California region.

Arias joined Ware Malcomb’s Los Angeles office in 2019 as a Senior Project Designer, and, in 2021, was promoted to Studio Manager. With more than 14 years of architectural design and master planning expertise, he has created quality design solutions and developed strong relationships with Ware Malcomb clients in the Los Angeles market. Arias has extensive experience in a variety of project types including retail, mixed-use developments, industrial, low- and high-rise office buildings and healthcare facilities.

“Francisco has been integral to facilitating the design team’s growth strategy, identifying areas for innovation in the design delivery process and overseeing the development of the team in Ware Malcomb’s western regions,” said Jinger Tapia, Vice President, Design for Ware Malcomb. “We are fortunate to have his leadership and congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Arias holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California (USC). He is active in the architecture industry, serving on AIA LA’s Architecture for Communities Los Angeles (ACLA) Board of Directors. He is also an advisor for ACLA’s 2X8 student competition committee, a mentor to USC Architectural Guild students, and voting member of the Jean Roth Driskell Scholarship Committee for the AIA Foothill Chapter.


About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

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 Ware Malcomb’s website at https://waremalcomb.com/news/ and brand video at https://www.youtube.com/waremalcomb.

Ware Malcomb Los Angeles

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Lost Angeles, CA 90017

P: 310.903.4000

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