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Ware Malcomb Teams with JLL to Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

New Chicago Office Completed for Janus Henderson Group

CHICAGO (September 19, 2023)Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on a new Chicago office for Janus Henderson Investors, located inside 71 South Wacker Drive, a 48-story high-rise in the heart of the Loop.

Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the project. In partnership with JLL, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification was achieved for the 7,500 square-foot project. Project management and LEED documentation services were provided by JLL. Janus Henderson is a leading global active asset manager with more than 2,000 employees, and offices in 24 cities worldwide. Headquartered in London, the company is listed on the NYSE and the ASX.

“Our team truly delivered a project that represents the Janus Henderson brand and achieved the highest industry standards for sustainable design,” said Mark Schwamel AIA, Director, Interior Architecture & Design, Ware Malcomb. “JLL’s team was exceptional at developing and managing the project; the teamwork made everything on our end seamless.”

The design complements Janus Henderson’s hybrid workforce, with meeting and small break-out spaces, a welcoming reception space, and an open work café and large lounge spaces that promote collaboration within the office. Sustainable and eco-friendly systems and materials are incorporated throughout the office, and they combine to achieve improved occupant comfort and wellness, energy savings and a real, measurable ROI for the client. The office provides 19% energy efficiency savings compared to conventional design. In addition, it allows for 28% water savings by using low-flow plumbing fixtures and 69% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.

LEED Platinum is the highest level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Projects awarded this level of achievement have integrated rigorous, innovative strategies relative to energy and water efficiency, high indoor environmental and air quality, minimized waste production, environmentally friendly and healthy materials, and more.

General contracting services for the project were provided by J.C. Anderson.

Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio creates design solutions to transform interior environments into market relevant, contemporary spaces.

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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 website at and brand video at

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