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Will Lead Studio in Denver Office


DENVER (January 26, 2022) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Rob Kiester has been promoted to Director, Architecture, in the firm’s Denver office. In the role, he will lead the Architecture Studio in the Denver office.

Kiester, a licensed architect in Colorado and California, has more than 12 years of experience in the architecture field leading significant projects from initial master planning and design stages through construction completion. His experience includes industrial, office, public, retail and restaurant project types.

In 2016, Kiester joined Ware Malcomb as a Project Manager and, in 2018, was promoted to Studio Manager, Architecture, while also leading the Denver office’s Advanced Manufacturing Studio. He is engaged in Ware Malcomb’s business development efforts, both locally and regionally, and has diversified the firm’s Colorado portfolio with new life science and multifamily projects. Kiester champions the application of advanced technology, including Revit, Enscape, Twin Motion and drone videos, creating new opportunities with clients and positioning the Denver office at the leading edge of technological expertise in the region.

“Rob’s dedication to client relationships, project management and staff mentoring has made him instrumental to the growth of the Denver office,” said Matt Chaiken, Vice President, Ware Malcomb. “He is a true champion of Ware Malcomb’s culture, promoting all studios in the Denver office at every opportunity. We congratulate him on his promotion and look forward to his continued leadership.”

Kiester earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and a Master of Architecture from University of Colorado. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

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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 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 and brand video at

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