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Kara Matthies to Studio Manager, Sam Bellomio to Engineering Manager

SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2022) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the promotion of Kara Matthies to Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design, and Sam Bellomio to Engineering Managerin the San Diego (Sorrento Valley) office.Matthies will help lead the growth and management of the office’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio and manage select projects. Bellomio will help lead the growth and management of the San Diego Civil Engineering team and manage select projects.

In 2016, Matthies joined the Ware Malcomb team as a Designer and quickly gained the confidence of the firm’s industry partners due to her design work, leadership, and effective project management skills. She has more than eight years of interior architecture and design expertise, managing all aspects of project design, including programming, space planning, schematic design, design development, consultant coordination, and contract administration. Her project experience includes corporate office, workplace, retail, and restaurant projects.

“Kara’s leadership and dedication to our San Diego Interior Architecture & Design Studio has been invaluable,” said Angela Ryan, Director, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb. “She has become a trusted resource and advocate for clients and colleagues alike. We look forward to Kara’s continued growth at Ware Malcomb.”

Matthies holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and a National Council for Interior Design Qualification in Project Management. She is active in the San Diego chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Her involvement in NAIOP and other organizations has solidified her presence in the commercial real estate industry and expanded business development opportunities for Ware Malcomb in San Diego.

Since Bellomio joined Ware Malcomb in 2020 as Project Manager, the growth of the San Diego Civil Engineering practice has grown exponentially. He brings over 13 years of experience in the civil engineering field to the team having worked in the Seattle market prior to San Diego. His civil design experience spans both public and private land development projects, with a primary focus on land development and storm water analysis.

“Sam embraces all of Ware Malcomb’s core values and is a trusted leader and mentor,” said Luke Corsbie, Director, Civil Engineering for Ware Malcomb. “He has a team-oriented approach, strong work ethic and a steadfast commitment to our clients.”

Bellomio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Seattle University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. He is an active member of the Building Industry Association (BIA) Stormwater Taskforce, the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Best Management Practices Subcommittee, and the County of San Diego Land Development Workgroup.


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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 Brasil, 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

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3911 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite 120

San Diego, CA 92121

P: 858.638.7277

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