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Sorge Hired, Melo and Bahukutumbi Promoted

NEW YORK (June 6, 2023) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced several leadership moves in its New York City and Newark, NJ offices to support continued business growth.

Vincent Sorge has joined Ware Malcomb as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in their New York office. In the role, Sorge will be focused on business development and work closely with the firm’s other regional leaders to mentor staff, oversee projects and client relationships. He brings more than 30 years of interior design industry experience in New York City, including prior leadership positions at other boutique and national design firms.

“Vincent’s wealth of knowledge and industry experience make him a great addition to our interiors practice,” said Bill Sotomayor, Principal for Ware Malcomb’s New York office and Northeast interiors practice. “He has vast expertise throughout the New York City area, decades of landlord client relationships and a passion for mentorship and talent development.”

Sorge attended School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Parson’s School of Design in New York.

Also in New York, Ware Malcomb promoted Damian Melo to Director, Interior Architecture & Design. In this role, he will oversee the management and operations of the New York office, and work with other regional leaders to support the continued growth of the Interior Architecture & Design studio. Since joining the firm in 2017 as Studio Manager, Melo has helped shape the success of the office by providing exceptional architectural and interior design expertise to a wide variety of projects, including workplace, office, retail, automotive, industrial and R&D facilities.

“Damian consistently demonstrates a deep understanding of all aspects of design and management and has been instrumental in winning many pursuits,” Sotomayor said. “His leadership and guidance have helped the team achieve outstanding results for our clients.”

A licensed architect in the states of New York and New Jersey with more than 20 years of industry experience, Melo has worked closely with local leaders to provide structure, mentoring and senior support for the regional offices. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

In Newark, Ware Malcomb has promoted Meera Bahukutumbi to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design. Bahukutumbi joined the firm in 2019 and advanced from Project Manager to Senior Project Manager prior to this latest promotion. With a strong design background and industry accreditations including CID, LEED AP ID+C, and WELL AP, she has managed large, design-focused assignments for clients such as KS Engineers and Haymarket Media, as well as multiple large GSA projects.

“Meera is a dedicated leader who has helped grow the Interiors Studio with teams in both Newark and Princeton,” said Marlyn Zucosky, Regional Director for Ware Malcomb’s Newark and Princeton Interior Architecture & Design studios. “She has proven to be a valuable mentor with a great understanding of the team’s financials, operations, and project management.”

Bahukutumbi is the Ware Malcomb Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion for the Northeast and is a member of CoreNet Global New Jersey, where she serves on its DEI committee. Bahukutumbi has been involved in the industry since 1998, and is passionate about helping clients build healthy, functional and efficient environments. She has worked on a variety of project types including corporate office, retail, government, public, hotel and multifamily interiors. In addition to her professional certifications, Bahukutumbi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from The International Academy of Design and Technology.

Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio creates design solutions to transform interior environments into market relevant, contemporary spaces.

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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