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Trefry, Cody, McNulty Promoted, Swanson Named to Newly Created Role of Director, Multifamily

OAK BROOK, Ill. (April 25, 2023) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the promotions of Cameron Trefry, Michael Cody and Caroline McNulty. In addition, the firm announced Charles Swanson has been named to the newly created role of Director, Multifamily to support the firms’ growing initiatives. All leaders are based in the firm’s Oak Brook, IL office.

“These talented individuals have been instrumental to the growth of our Oak Brook office and our portfolio in the Midwest region,” said Ken Wink, CEO of Ware Malcomb.

Cameron Trefry has been promoted to Regional Vice President, overseeing the overall growth and management of the firm’s Midwest region, which includes the Oak Brook, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Columbus offices. He is also responsible for oversight of the companywide Industrial Cold and Food Practice. Trefry began his career at Ware Malcomb as an intern in the firm’s Denver office nearly 20 years ago, having received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a Licensed Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), where he was just named as a class of 2023 Research Foundation Visionary.

“Cameron has been a prominent presence in the growth of our firm for nearly two decades,” said Wink. “His leadership has been instrumental in growing Ware Malcomb’s Midwest region, as well as our Washington, D.C. office.

Michael Cody has been promoted to Director, Industrial Cold & Food. He has been instrumental in the continued growth of the firms Industrial Cold & Food practice through business development efforts, leadership and mentorship. Cody joined Ware Malcomb in 2017 and brings 32 years of experience to his role with the firm. A licensed Architect in the state of Illinois, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology.

“Michael is a dynamic leader who has helped Ware Malcomb greatly expand our cold building portfolio,” said Cameron Trefry, Regional Vice President for Ware Malcomb. “We’re very excited to see him in this new role.”

Caroline McNulty has been promoted to Director, Interior Architecture & Design. She is responsible for leading the growth and management of the Oak Brook Interior Architecture & Design Studio and managing select projects. Since joining the firm in 2013 as a designer, McNulty has contributed extensive interior architecture and design expertise to Ware Malcomb while helping to grow its Interiors Studio. McNulty graduated from Miami University in Ohio, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. She actively participates in industry organizations including CoreNet Chicago, which brings together corporate real estate leaders and executives.

“Caroline has carved her place in this industry through hard work and ambition,” said Dawn Riegel, Principal for Ware Malcomb. “Her ability to connect with people, both within our firm and within the industry, have really stood out in my time working alongside her.”

Charles Swanson has been named Director, Multifamily. Swanson has more than 12 years of architectural design and construction experience, with a focus on multifamily work. For the past two years, he has successfully helped expand the firms Multifamily portfolio. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for the growth of the multifamily practice companywide, assisting teams across the firm with business development efforts, establishing specialized enterprise teams, conducting team member training, and providing QA/QC on drawings. Swanson received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University.

“Our Multifamily presence has grown immensely over the last two years, and Charles is a big reason why,” said Trefry. “We are excited to see the continued expansion and diversification of our Multifamily portfolio under Charles leadership.”

Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook office opened in 2004. In their history, Ware Malcomb has worked on more than 4,300 projects in the Midwest region.

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 http://www.waremalcomb.com/news/ and brand video at https://www.youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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Oak Brook, IL 60523

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