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Camposano Joins as Director, Architecture, Lien Promoted to Director Interior Architecture & Design

Pleasanton, Calif. (April 6, 2023) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the hire of Leonard Camposano as Director, Architecture and the promotion of Kirsten Lien to Director, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s Pleasanton office. In their respective roles, Camposano and Lien will be responsible for leading the growth and management of their studios for the Pleasanton office.

Camposano brings more than 25 years of experience in architecture, design, planning, construction and management to his new role at Ware Malcomb. His experience includes healthcare, retail, hospitality, restaurants, high-end residential, airports, education, and industrial projects. Most recently, Camposano was Director of Architecture for a technology-enabled healthcare provider where he was responsible for producing and designing the company’s branded clinics and developing overall design standards. Camposano earned a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and is a licensed Architect in the state of New York.

“We’re excited to welcome Leonard to the Ware Malcomb team,” said Jim Terry, Principal for Ware Malcomb. “His leadership and architecture industry experience will greatly contribute to the continued growth of our Architecture Studio.”

Lien joined Ware Malcomb 21 years ago, most recently serving as Regional Operations Manager for the firm’s Pleasanton, San Francisco and Seattle offices, while maintaining client relationships for the Pleasanton office. Now focused solely on the Pleasanton office, her new role includes client development, team management and overseeing all Interiors projects. Lien has managed a variety of project types throughout her career, including full-service interior design and tenant improvements for office, public and retail facilities. Her experience includes project management, visioning, programming, account management and business development. Lien earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from North Dakota State University and a National Council for Interior Design Qualification.

“Kirsten’s vast experience and operational knowledge have had a significant impact throughout the company,” says Gary Drew, Principal for Ware Malcomb. “We are excited to see Kirsten take the Interior Architecture & Design team to new heights through this well-deserved promotion.”

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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