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NAIOP I.CON: Industrial Post-COVID-19

03 Aug 2020, Posted in Design, Expertise

NAIOP I.CON: Industrial Post-COVID-19


During NAIOP I.CON Virtual 2020, panelists in the “Industrial Post-COVID-19” session discussed the evolution of industrial design, starting from almost a decade ago, then looking at the present situation and what a decade into the future might look like.

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Winning Design Teleports Users to a Place of Imagination

20 Jul 2020, Posted in Design

Winning Design Teleports Users to a Place of Imagination


A team of Ware Malcomb designers recently displayed their creativity and innovative design solutions as they took part in and won the Nook Pod Design competition. Of the five finalists, the Ware Malcomb “Teleportation” Nook Pod was voted as the winner and will be recreated as a one-off prototype.

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Future-Proofing a Design: How to Recycle a Parking Garage

11 Jun 2020, Posted in Design

Future-Proofing a Design: How to Recycle a Parking Garage


As designers and builders are tasked with making spaces that can flex to accommodate the “new normal,” at Ware Malcomb, we’ve been thinking about how architecture can creatively transform certain spaces to support new societal needs. For example, if people are driving less, what do we do with parking spaces left unused or at a fraction of capacity?

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World Design Day 2020

27 Apr 2020, Posted in Design

World Design Day 2020


As design professionals, we have a profound impact on the built environment and in turn, the ability to significantly impact the world itself. That is why we are taking this opportunity to highlight some of our designers today, on World Design Day.

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16 Mar 2020, Posted in Design

Design for Legacy: Bringing Back the Islamic Center of Eastside


After being irreparably damaged by two arson attempts, the Islamic Center of Eastside is building back. The new mosque reflects the resilience and fortitude of its community, with materials carefully chosen to show permanence and solidity.

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Navigating Complexity in S&T

27 Sep 2019, Posted in Design, Services

Navigating Complexity in S&T


Trevor Wells, Studio Manager, Science & Technology, was featured in a BD+C article discussing priorities imperative to S&T, including the growth of automation and AI.

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Optimizing the Workplace Through Strategic Design

27 Sep 2019, Posted in Design

Optimizing the Workplace Through Strategic Design


What impact does workplace design have on productivity?

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Cold Storage Facilities:  Three Design Concepts to Keep Temperatures and Operating Costs Down

24 Jun 2019, Posted in Design, Expertise

Cold Storage Facilities: Three Design Concepts to Keep Temperatures and Operating Costs Down


Cold storage distribution facilities are a unique segment within the industrial real estate market. Due to the temperature sensitive products they handle, their operating and maintenance costs run higher than their non-refrigerated counterparts. Cold-stored products require strict temperature ranges. A well designed cold storage facility incorporates features and construction techniques that increase operating efficiencies and reduce maintenance costs. Ware Malcomb Principal Cameron Trefry shares three design concepts that maximize the real estate value of this distinctive building type.

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Future-Proofing 101

17 Jun 2019, Posted in Design, Expertise

Future-Proofing 101


Strategic thinking and future flexibility are in Ware Malcomb’s DNA. Since the firm’s founding, one of our core business principles has always been providing design services with long term real estate value – which in essence – is future-proofing.

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Hospitality’s Influence on Healthcare Design

08 Mar 2019, Posted in Design, Expert Articles, Projects

Hospitality’s Influence on Healthcare Design


In today’s highly competitive healthcare landscape, each provider strives to be better than the next. The mentality shift of treating the patient as a customer rather than only a recipient of medical treatment has shaped the direction of healthcare design. Ensuring the patient’s experience is enjoyable, convenient and as pleasant as possible are the current drivers of design in the healthcare setting. Borrowing ideas from the hospitality industry where destinations are created, and the customer is king, healthcare providers and design professionals are upping the ante.

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