Ware Malcomb Announces Construction Is Complete On Braille Institute’s New Anaheim Facility

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Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128, mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



IRVINE, Calif. (February 20, 2020) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the brand new facility of the Braille Institute located at 527 North Dale Avenue in Anaheim, Calif. Ware Malcomb provided executive architect and interior design services for the project. Ware Malcomb’s branding studio also implemented interior and exterior signage that incorporated the Braille Institute’s new logo and brand strategy.

The Braille Institute is a non-profit organization offering a broad range of free programs, classes and services for thousands of students of all ages to empower themselves to live more enriching lives with blindness and vision loss. Founded in 1919 in Los Angeles, the Braille Institute first opened its Anaheim facility in 1971, with Ware Malcomb completing various projects on their campus since that time. Having served the community for four decades, the existing buildings were demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art facility.

The new, 14,735 square foot single-story facility includes a variety of unique spaces, such as an instructional kitchen, to teach the visually impaired life skills and how to navigate through the world. The new building also features a central courtyard that contains multiple auditory and tactile guides including a bubbling fountain and contrasting surfaces.  Ware Malcomb developed exterior and interior signage to enhance and highlight the facility’s new contemporary architecture, while integrating the new logo and brand standards created by the Braille Institute’s branding agency.

“Moving all of Braille Institute’s Anaheim facilities together into one large building instead of several smaller ones has made it much easier for their patrons to navigate, and creates operational efficiencies,” said Tom Myers, Regional Vice President of Ware Malcomb.

“The Braille Institute has been providing vital services for the visually impaired community in Southern California for 100 years, and this new space will allow them to do even more in the decades ahead,” said Mary Cheval, Director, Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb.

Ware Malcomb has worked with the Braille Institute on several projects over the past 25 years.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

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. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Design video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.


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