Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Cubic Headquarters and Research Buildings

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Maria Rodgers, Public Relations Manager, 949.660.9128, mrodgers@waremalcomb.com
Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128, mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 21, 2021) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced the completion of construction on Cubic Corporation’s campus. Cubic is located at 9233 Balboa Avenue in San Diego, Calif. Ware Malcomb provided master planning, architecture, interior architecture and branding services for this project.

The campus was comprised of two new, tilt-up concrete LEED v4 BD+C Silver certified office and lab buildings totaling approximately 250,000 square feet. The architectural design for the new three-story buildings uses Cubic branding as a focal point for the project. Many unique design features were incorporated in the main entrance and lobby areas featuring a floating Cubic logo, a three-story feature stair that wraps the exterior glass wall, promoting interaction and movement through the space. Including the new facilities, the overall campus square footage totals approximately 415,000 square feet.

The firm’s interior architecture and design studio worked closely with Cubic to establish corporate interiors standards. In addition, the new branded environment created by Ware Malcomb’s in-house Branding studio accentuates Cubic’s culture, highlighting cutting edge technology and the company’s global footprint. The overall office design features a modern and efficient workplace to promote cross-pollination between departments and encourage innovation.

Ware Malcomb also designed various amenities spaces throughout the campus including a full-size kitchen/café, outdoor lounge, conferencing center and a fitness center. The cafe features a glass wall designed to reduce solar heat in the summer and allow the sunlight to warm the interior slab during colder months.

“From the very beginning of this project, the team comradery was the guiding factor for the project’s success. With impressive collaboration throughout each phase, the outcome is testament to the entire team’s tightknit relationships,” said Matt Brady, Executive Vice President of Ware Malcomb. “We are proud to be part of this important project for Cubic and know it will support the company’s future business growth as they continue to achieve great things.”

One unique aspect of the Cubic campus renovation was the proximity to the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport. The Ware Malcomb team worked closely with the local jurisdiction throughout the planning process. Located in four runway safety zones, this project used a unique, alternate way of calculating the allowed occupancy density per the Airport Compatibility Land Use Plan (ACLUP). This allowed the firm to safely guide the campus design while still maximizing the use of Cubic’s property.

Founded in Point Loma in 1951, Cubic provides diversified systems and services to the transportation and defense markets worldwide. This project was part of the ongoing modernization of Cubic facilities.

Ware Malcomb has worked with Cubic for over seven years on this significant campus modernization. The first phases of the project included overall campus master planning and a prototype office environment. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design, branding, and strategic workplace planning services for the workplace prototype. This project focused on creating a prototype to be used in future phases of the campus modernization and included the transition from a traditional, closed office environment to a more open, progressive design. The office environment was enhanced by new graphics and technology solutions to improve global employee communication and collaboration.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
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 and Mexico, 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 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. For more information, visit http://www.waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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