Ken leads the overall company vision, growth, management and design direction for Ware Malcomb.
Ken is CEO of Ware Malcomb and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. 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 and Mexico, 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 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants.
Ken joined the firm in 1994 and was promoted to Regional Director in 1997. As Regional Director, he was responsible for opening our Northern California office and helped successfully grow and expand this regional office. In 1999, Ken was promoted to Principal, Vice President in 2001 and Executive Vice President in 2012. In his current role as CEO, Ken leads the overall company vision, growth and management of Ware Malcomb.
With over 35 years of experience in all aspects of architecture including master planning, design, and project management, Ken has experience in a variety of building types including commercial office, industrial, retail, education/institutional, automotive and public facilities. He has also worked with many of the leading developer and corporate clients in the United States.
Ken received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). His current professional and charity affiliations include: Committee member since 2006 of BBFF (Building Block Foundation Fund), and an active member and sponsor of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties).