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NEWARK, N.J. (February 29, 2024)Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced promotions of Jon Anderson to Regional Director; Ed Wilkes to Regional Director; and Claudio Breda to Studio Manager, Architecture in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office.

Respected by clients, consultants and staff, Jon Anderson has cultivated a strong team and provided valuable leadership to the Newark office since joining Ware Malcomb in 2015. In his new role as Regional Director, he will be responsible for leading the Newark office and the overall growth of the Architecture Studio. “Jon’s impact on the Architecture Studio has been profound, marked by diligent work, patience, and expertise in design and construction,” said Jay Todisco, President. “We look forward to Jon’s continued leadership and team development.”

Anderson most recently was promoted to Director, Architecture in 2023. His leadership has led to a variety of successful projects, including build-to-suit and speculative industrial facilities for a diverse range of clients. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University.

Ed Wilkes joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as the firm’s first East Coast civil engineer. In his new role as Regional Director, Wilkes will be responsible for overall leadership and growth of civil engineering services for the firm’s Newark, New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Miami offices. Chris Strawn, Principal said: “Ed’s leadership skills and business development acumen are a true asset to the firm. His considerable hard work and support to his team have advanced Ware Malcomb’s reputation as the go-to for land development civil engineering design in his region.”

His involvement on Ware Malcomb’s Civil Advisory Team serves the firm nationwide and provides insight to further the overall growth of its civil engineering department. A registered Professional Engineer in multiple states, Wilkes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The College of New Jersey, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Claudio Breda has been promoted to Studio Manager, Architecture, overseeing team operations while serving as a go-to resource for understanding complex building systems. Since joining the firm in 2021, Breda has demonstrated his extensive experience across diverse sectors including healthcare, restaurants, workplaces, industrial, offices, public, technology and manufacturing.

Jon Anderson, Regional Director, added: “Claudio has been instrumental in expanding our business into new markets, particularly healthcare, and we look forward to his continued success in this new role.”  Holding architectural licenses in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and Delaware, Breda brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and an Applied Science degree in Interior Design from Berkeley College of Business in New Jersey. 

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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 office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, multifamily, retail, and public/institutional 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

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