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SEATTLE (January 30, 2024) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Shannon Suess has joined the firm’s Seattle office as Director, Interior Architecture & Design. In this role, she will focus on the growth of the office’s Interior Architecture & Design practice, and overall business development within the Seattle market and beyond.

“Shannon has become an integral member of our Seattle leadership team, and her character and focus on mentoring and collaboration is an ideal fit with our company culture,” said Jonathan Thomas, Principal in Ware Malcomb’s Seattle office. “As we expand our presence in the Pacific Northwest, we look forward to the team’s accomplishments under her guidance.”

Suess brings more than 28 years of unique experience and exceptional leadership skills to Ware Malcomb. Her background includes design and project management roles with some of the world’s largest design firms on projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, as well as the United States. She is versed in all phases of architectural work from concept design to contract administration, with an emphasis on design, project leadership, client interface and consultant coordination.

Most recently she served as Principal at another Seattle design firm, where she spearheaded business development, conducted due diligence, and led interior architecture and design efforts for hospitality, retail, multifamily, and office projects.

Suess studied Interior Design from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from ArtCenter College of Design. Additionally, she received a Commercial Real Estate Development Certification from the University of Washington. For over a decade, she has been active as a member of the Urban Land Institute, participating in two invited product councils for Travel Experience and Trends (TETC) and Responsible Property Investment Council (RPIC) Along with active member of CREW and NEWH.

Shannon has been published in various magazines and journals and worked on award-winning projects. This includes the 2021 LIV Award winner for Architectural Design of the Year and 2021 NAIOP Night of the Stars Winner – Historic Renovation of the Year.

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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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