Jay Todisco, AIA, LEED APPresident
Jay oversees the overall growth, business development and design direction for Ware Malcomb.
Jay Todisco is the President of Ware Malcomb. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 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.
Jay joined Ware Malcomb in 1998 as Regional Director for the Irvine Corporate office. In 2001, he was promoted to Principal and relocated to San Ramon, California to grow the Northern California office. In 2005, Jay relocated to Chicago to lead Ware Malcomb’s expansion in the Midwest and East Coast markets. In 2007, Jay took on the role of overseeing the growth of our first Canadian office in Toronto, Canada. In 2012 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, and in 2020 to President. As President, he will oversee the overall growth and business development for Ware Malcomb, with a focus on exceptional client service and relationship management. An accomplished architect with over 40 years of commercial real estate industry experience, Jay is also highly engaged with Ware Malcomb’s Design Studio and oversees all aspects of design from the executive level.
Jay has extensive expertise in architecture and planning of various building types including industrial, distribution/logistics, office, retail, healthcare, parking structures and hospitality. He has managed large scale projects throughout the United States and abroad for major developers and corporate clients. He is focused on building and maintaining client relationships on an international scale, while providing hands on architecture and planning services to North America’s leading development companies.
Recognized by Real Estate Forum Magazine as an Industrial Influencer twice, Jay has proven to be an industry thought leader in industrial trends. He has been a guest speaker at commercial real estate events throughout the United States, and has also authored several articles relating to architecture and design, including NAIOP’s Development Magazine’s cover story “Industrial Buildings Go Vertical”, linked here.
Jay studied Architecture at the Boston Architectural Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a licensed Architect in the State of California and nine other states. Jay is an active member of NAIOP, a member of the Board of Directors for NAIOP LA/orange County Chapter, the Chairman of the NAIOP National Forum (e-Commerce III), a general associate member of SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 1989.