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Ware Malcomb Names Jim Lukens Civil Engineering Manager in Nashville Office

Will Help Grow Firm's Civil Engineering Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 26, 2023) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Jim Lukens, P.E. has joined the firm’s Nashville office as Civil Engineering Manager. In this role, he will work closely with the office leadership team to help grow the firm’s civil engineering practice, foster client relationships and lead business development.

Lukens brings more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering, design, project management and client management to the firm. His experience in civil land development is vast, covering all aspects of commercial, industrial, office, retail, multifamily, education, and public work.

“Jim is an experienced and multi-faceted engineering and real estate development professional,” said Greg Spon, Regional Director for Ware Malcomb. “We look forward to his leadership of our civil engineering team in Nashville and support of our growing Southeast region.”

“Jim’s diverse background and skills are a welcome addition to Ware Malcomb’s growing civil engineering practice,” said Chris Strawn, Principal for the firm’s Civil Engineering practice. “He has decades of experience leading projects from feasibility through entitlements and construction.”

Prior to joining Ware Malcomb, Lukens operated his own engineering and land development firm for more than 20 years. A licensed professional engineer in Tennessee, he received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and MBA degree from Belmont University. In addition, he is a licensed Real Estate Affiliate Broker specializing in commercial real estate.

Ware Malcomb’s Civil Engineering practice specializes in land development projects, with a focus on efficient design practices ensuring successful project outcomes. The team has worked on office, industrial, healthcare, public, institutional, retail, restaurant, mixed-use, multifamily and single family residential and subdivision projects.

Ware Malcomb opened its Nashville office in April 2022. The firm has been working with clients across Tennessee for more than nine years including multifamily, retail, office and industrial projects. The Nashville office builds upon Ware Malcomb’s rapidly growing Southeast region with offices in Atlanta and Miami.

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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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