Ware Malcomb Announces Construction Is Complete On New Office Building For ABM Industries In Tustin

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Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, kteenor@waremalcomb.com

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



IRVINE, Calif. (July 24, 2018) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on ABM Industries’ newly renovated office building located at 14201 Franklin Avenue in Tustin, Calif. Ware Malcomb provided architectural and interior design services for the project.

The 40,000 square foot, two-story building had been vacant for years before being redeveloped by Long Beach, Calif.-based Harbor Associates. The full tenant improvement project was designed to meet the needs of the building’s future tenant, ABM Industries, one of the nation’s largest facility management providers with 130,000 employees and 350 office locations across the U.S.

The exterior design features contemporary materials and colors that gives a sense of modernization that is unique to the surrounding area. The interior design also reflects ABM’s corporate culture and work style. The Company wanted an alternative workplace strategy that could enhance their day-to-day operations. The result was a new open office environment that provided ABM with more flexibility in the workplace. Private offices were replaced with conference rooms and benching stations to promote collaboration while maximizing real estate potential.

“ABM’s new office design implemented their open plan standard which supports the Company’s culture and enables future growth,” said Mary Cheval, Director, Interior Architecture & Design. “Our team was familiar with the building, allowing us to efficiently design it to meet ABM’s needs.”

“Ware Malcomb was excited to be a part of taking this abandoned building and completely modernizing it, setting the stage for a wider revitalization effort in this area of the City of Tustin,” added Michael Petersen, Principal, Architecture.

The project included site plan modifications, many structural upgrades, refloating both floors and revitalizing the main stairway to become a focal point of the office design. Other unique features include palm tree and bamboo gardens planted inside the office to add an element of nature to the indoor environment. Additional skylights were also installed over the new breakroom to carry the natural daylight through the space.

To better meet ABM’s needs and timeline, the building’s exterior and interior construction were completed simultaneously. The general contractor for the project was Thorpe Construction. Inc.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 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 a 2018 Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 20 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 Highlights video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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