Historical Photos of founders Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb, Chairman Lawrence R. Armstrong and retired President Jim Williams, CEO Ken Wink and President Jay Todisco.


In 1972, Ware Malcomb was founded by Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb. Their philosophy of great design, excellent client service and relationship-focused business still rings true today. The firm has a long history of leading design for commercial and corporate real estate.

In 1992, ownership of the firm transitioned to former CEO Lawrence R. Armstrong and retired President Jim Williams. Under their leadership, Ware Malcomb focused on the diversification of services, project types and geography. Upon Jim Williams’ retirement in 2006, Ware Malcomb had grown from a regional firm and established a national presence with offices across the United States.

Ware Malcomb continued to grow during the 2000s, adding Branding and Civil Engineering services and opening 6 new offices, including the first offices outside of the United States.

During the 2010s, the firm continued to expand its services offerings to include Building Measurement, Workplace Strategy, and Land Surveying. 13 new offices were established across the United States, Mexico and Canada signifying a period of rapid growth and success.

In 2020, Lawrence R. Armstrong transitioned to the role of Chairman after 28 years of serving as CEO.

Today, Ware Malcomb is led by CEO Ken Wink and President Jay Todisco, along with a team of talented design and business leaders.

An international, award winning firm, Ware Malcomb offers integrated design services including architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding, and building measurement to diverse clients in both the private and public sectors. We have offices located throughout North America.