Ware Malcomb Announces New Civil Engineering Manager in Newark Office

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




NEWARK, N.J. (March 3, 2020) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Edward F. Wilkes, Jr. has joined the firm as a Civil Engineering Manager in the Newark, N.J. office. In this role, Wilkes is responsible for the growth and management of civil engineering services for the Northeast market.

“With a strong background in both engineering and business management, Ed will be instrumental in expanding Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering services across the Northeast market,” said Chris Strawn, Ware Malcomb Principal, Civil Engineering. “We look forward to Ed’s contributions to our civil engineering team as we continue to grow our services across North America,” added Tom Jansen, Ware Malcomb Principal, Civil Engineering. Jansen and Strawn are responsible for the leadership and expansion of civil engineering services firmwide.

Ware Malcomb’s Civil Engineering team specializes in land development projects, with a focus on efficient design practices to deliver successful project outcomes. The team has worked on office, industrial, healthcare, public, institutional, retail, restaurant, mixed-use, multi-family, residential and subdivision projects.

“Ed is the perfect choice to lead the expansion of civil engineering services here in New Jersey and across the Northeast,” said Michael Bennett, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Northeast region, including offices in Newark, N.J., Princeton, N.J. and New York, N.Y. “His expertise and leadership in civil land development will be an excellent addition to Ware Malcomb’s robust architecture and interior design services, enhancing our reputation as a full-service design firm in the region.”

Wilkes brings over 14 years of experience in the civil engineering and land development fields to Ware Malcomb. Previously he served as a senior project manager for ground-up commercial real estate projects across the industrial, office, residential, retail, self-storage, and senior living asset classes. His expertise includes site feasibility studies, conceptual planning and site layout, grading and drainage design, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, erosion and sediment control design, utility design, regulatory permitting, and construction oversight. Wilkes has also served as an expert and appeared on behalf of clients before planning/zoning boards and other regulatory agencies throughout the region.

Wilkes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The College of New Jersey, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the National  Association of Office and Industrial Parks (NAOIP) and currently serves as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers – Central Jersey Branch.

In 2019, Ware Malcomb expanded and relocated to Newark, N.J. in a new, larger office space located at 110 Edison Place, Suite 303 in the iconic Ironside Newark building. The firm’s move to Newark was driven by the growth of its local employee and client base, as well as the opportunity to be closer to clients in a vibrant growth market. Ware Malcomb also maintains offices in the region in Princeton, N.J. and New York, N.Y.

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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