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PHOENIX (May 12, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Kevin Evernham has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Ware Malcomb’s Southwest Region and Eric Zitny has been promoted to Director, Regional Operations. In Evernham’s role, he joins the firm’s executive team and is responsible for the overall growth and management of the region, which includes the firm’s Phoenix, Dallas and Houston offices. In Zitny’s role, he oversees firm operations for the same region.

Evernham joined Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix office in 2012, as a Senior Project Architect and, six months later, was promoted to Regional Manager. In 2015, he was promoted to Regional Director and in 2017, to Principal. In the past year, he assumed leadership of Ware Malcomb’s Southwest Region and in partnership with his leadership team, grew the company’s Southwest Region nearly 100%.

Throughout his career, Evernham has been the architect of record on more than 4,500 projects across the United States for high profile clients, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has designed award-winning projects including office, retail, industrial, restaurant, and multifamily.

“Kevin has proven himself time again as a dedicated leader,” said Matt Brady, Executive Vice President for Ware Malcomb. “He has earned the trust of our esteemed clients and team members, led the impressive growth of the Phoenix region and mentored many of our leaders across the firm. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Evernham earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and his Masters of Architecture from Arizona State University. He is a registered architect in all 50 U.S. States, and the District of Columbia. In addition, he is NCARB certified, a member of NAIOP and involved in many commercial real estate industry organizations. He recently spoke at the NAIOP I.CON West national industrial conference.

Eric Zitny joined Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix Architecture Studio in 2011 as a Production Coordinator. In the past eleven years, he has become a valued leader, managing the operations of the Phoenix office, overseeing regional operations across the Southwest, managing many projects, and leading the firm’s Revit adoption in 2013.

“Eric has directly contributed to the rapid growth of our Phoenix office, and we are grateful for his contributions,” said Kevin Evernham, Regional Vice President of Ware Malcomb’s Southwest Region. “He has set the standard of collaboration with the Southwest Region office leaders, and his inquisitiveness, positivity and energetic attitude are invaluable.”

Zitny’s expertise includes managing projects through all phases of development, including establishing and monitoring budgets and preparing schedules to ensure efficient utilization of resources. Project types he has executed include industrial, manufacturing, office, renovation, technology, retail, and hospitality.

Zitny holds a Bachelor of Science in Design, Architecture from Arizona State University and Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed architect in Arizona and Texas, NCARB certified and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.


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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 Phoenix

2777 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 325

Phoenix, AZ 85016

P: 480.767.1001

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