Ware Malcomb Announces Mary Cheval Promoted to Principal in Irvine Office

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




IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2020) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Mary Grbic Cheval has been promoted to Principal, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s Irvine, Calif.-based headquarters office. In this role, Cheval is responsible for leading the growth and management of the Interior Architecture and Design Studio and overseeing all interiors projects for the Irvine office.

Cheval joined Ware Malcomb in 2015 as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in Irvine. Since then she has successfully led the development and expansion of the interiors studio while establishing a strong leadership team. In addition, Cheval’s expertise and leadership in the area of Workplace Strategy helped to facilitate Ware Malcomb’s formal launch of this service as a core firm offering in 2018.

“Mary’s top-notch design ability, combined with her excellent management and client relationship skills, have resulted in the continuous growth of the Interior Architecture and Design team and its portfolio of projects,” said Kenneth Wink, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. “We thank Mary for her numerous contributions to Ware Malcomb and look forward to her continued impact as Principal.”

Cheval brings over 30 years of industry experience and a wealth of interior architectural knowledge and management expertise to the Ware Malcomb team. She is well-versed in all facets of interior design, including workplace strategy, project management, space planning, consultant coordination, schematic design, design development, agency processing, contract documents and contract administration. Her project leadership spans the commercial and corporate office, healthcare, science & technology, institutional, education, hospitality, retail and science & technology sectors.

Cheval earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association and is a Certified Interior Designer.

Cheval was one of three people elevated to the position of Principal within Ware Malcomb’s offices across North America. Ware Malcomb also announced the promotion of Edward Mayer to Principal, Architecture in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office and Jason Dooley to Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia office.

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


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