Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Toyota Financial Services Experience Center West

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Maria Rodgers, Public Relations Manager, 949.660.9128, mrodgers@waremalcomb.com
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The project achieves LEED Gold certification

PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 26, 2021) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the completion of the Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Experience Center West, located in Allred Park Place at 1650 S. Price Road in Chandler, Arizona. Ware Malcomb provided workplace strategy, interior architecture and branding services for this project.

Ware Malcomb partnered with TFS to provide design services for the consolidation of 29 locations into three regional experience centers – West, Central, and East. The firm also provided design services for the East experience center located in Alpharetta, GA. For these locations, the aesthetics needed to reflect the natural professionalism of Toyota’s brand yet align with a regional design expression.

Toyota Financial Services West is a 56,219 square foot workplace organized into neighborhoods with a variety of spaces to support employees’ unique work styles and changing needs. Focus zones, formal meeting environments and informal collaboration spaces provide flexible and dynamic options for various work types. The office contains individual seating for 300 employees and features exposed ceilings to facilitate an open, bright and functional space. The design incorporates sound mitigation strategies including acoustical wall treatments and sound reducing 3form Clario Clouds. Ware Malcomb utilized nature-inspired materials such as stone, wood and greenery for a coastal aesthetic, creating a biophilic connection between people and nature.

TFS has spent decades curating lasting relationships with customers and dealers while striving for quality, convenience and consistency. To better serve customers and dealers alike, they have consolidated their United States dealer service operations to increase efficiency and elevate customer and employee experience.

“We are honored to partner with Toyota Financial Services as they strategically consolidate their United States footprint,” said Mary Cheval, Principal at Ware Malcomb. “The company’s commitment to sustainability and customer service excellence is woven into their DNA and is especially visible in the new experience centers.”

The Experience Center West project achieved LEED v4 ID+C: CI, Gold Level certification. Ware Malcomb worked in collaboration with Verde, the sustainability consultant, to execute strategic goals focused on minimizing waste and energy while maximizing efficiency and enhancing the health and well-being of employees and guests. Ware Malcomb’s in-house branding team designed a branded environment, signage and custom graphics for a curated tour path within the office for visitors and employees to experience a unique journey through the company’s sustainability history and mission.

The general contractor for the project was hardison/downey construction, inc.

Ware Malcomb’s history with the Toyota and Lexus companies spans over 20 years with over 100 projects completed. The firm has completed a wide range of facilities across the United States including corporate office, dealerships, showrooms, training centers and service centers, among others.

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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