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Jonathan Thomas Promoted to Principal in Seattle

Leads Growth and Management of the Office

SEATTLE (June 13, 2023) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Jonathan Thomas, AIA has been promoted to Principal in the firm’s Seattle office. In this role, Thomas continues to lead the growth and management of the Seattle office and support the firms’ initiatives.

“Jonathan has been instrumental in growing our practice in Seattle and has demonstrated exceptional talent and leadership,” said Tom Jansen, Northwest Regional Principal for Ware Malcomb. “We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Thomas joined Ware Malcomb in 2010 in the firm’s Denver office before moving to the Irvine headquarters in 2011 as a Project Designer. In 2015, he was promoted to Studio Manager and relocated to Seattle to help spearhead the new office in the region. Thomas played an integral role in the launch of the architecture studio in Seattle. Since then, he has seamlessly integrated the firm’s architecture, civil engineering and interior design studios to expand service offerings. This new role will mark his fourth promotion since his move to the Seattle region.

A licensed architect in the state of Washington, Thomas is a multi-faceted professional who contributes extensive experience in the areas of architectural design, master planning, site planning, entitlements, real estate strategy and design development. His experience encompasses all aspects of architecture including self-storage, corporate office buildings, tech, industrial, medical facilities, cold and food, multifamily and retail.

Thomas graduated from North Dakota State University with a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design. Thomas is a member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is an active NAIOP Washington chapter member and a graduate of the NAIOP Young Professionals Group program, designed to develop and connect emerging leaders in the real estate industry. For six years, he’s been on Industrial and Office Trends, a national forum for NAIOP. He is also an active member of Self-Storage Association (SSA).

Ware Malcomb entered the Seattle market in 2014 and has since completed more than 2,700 projects in the state of Washington.

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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 Ware Malcomb’s website at and brand video at

Ware Malcomb Seattle

3015 112th Ave NE #205

Bellevue, WA 98004

P: 425.670.6706

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