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Oversees Operations for Civil Engineering Team Firmwide

DENVER (April 27, 2023) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced David Nighswonger, PE, has been promoted to Director, Regional Operations based in the firm’s Denver office. In the role, Nighswonger will oversee operations for the civil engineering team firmwide.

“David has excelled at the firm, exemplifying strong leadership and business acumen that contributes directly to the growth of our civil engineering practice,” said Chris Strawn, Principal for Ware Malcomb. “He has continued to improve the efficiencies of the department across the firm, with the right focus on processes and talent.”

Since joining Ware Malcomb in 2016, Nighswonger has managed numerous civil engineering projects and has overseen preparation of construction documents and construction administration for the firm’s public, commercial, residential, education and retail projects. He has been instrumental in expanding the civil engineering team from having team members in three offices to team members in twelve in just the past four years.

A registered Civil Engineer in Colorado, Nighswonger brings more than 31 years of civil engineering experience to the team, including fifteen years serving as a Development Engineering Manager and Public Works Director for the city of Thornton, CO, a city of more than 140,000 residents. In his career, he has managed and directed a wide variety of capital improvement projects including roadways, drainage, water distribution, and wastewater collection. His experience includes leading public meetings, working with neighborhood groups, stakeholders, permitting agencies, and public agencies such as metro wastewater, urban drainage, and school districts.

Nighswonger has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

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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