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Mark Schwamel Hired as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in Chicago

Will Lead Studio in the Region

CHICAGO (August 10, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Mark Schwamel has joined the firm as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s downtown Chicago office. In his role, Schwamel is responsible for leading the downtown Chicago office and overseeing the growth of the Interiors Studio in the region.

Schwamel brings more than 20 years of experience to Ware Malcomb, with proven capabilities and expertise in workplace, mixed-use, retail, urban design and multifamily projects. He has led all aspects of design, workplace strategy and business development for the interiors groups he has managed. Prior to Ware Malcomb, he held multiple leadership roles at international design firms.

“Mark brings tremendous experience to lead our downtown Chicago team and expand our footprint in this dynamic market,” said Dawn Riegel, Principal. “His unique breadth of experience aligns well with the diverse services we offer at Ware Malcomb, and he will be an integral partner with our Oak Brook leadership team.”

Schwamel is committed to serving his community and the architecture and interior design profession. An active, elected leader within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) organization, he currently serves on the AIA National Strategic Council, representing more than 4,000 members in the State of Illinois. He also serves on AIA’s Equity, Diversity and Future of Architecture committee, as well as the Regional Realignment and Affordable Housing task forces. A sought-after speaker and panelist, he has won numerous awards and has been recognized by Building Design + Construction Magazine. Schwamel earned a Bachelor of Professional Arts from Cleveland State University, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Kent State University.


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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 Brand Video at

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