Ware Malcomb Announces New Office Opening in Downtown Chicago

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Ruth Brajevich, CMO rbrajevich@waremalcomb.com
Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com


CHICAGO (October 5, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that it is opening a second office in the Chicago metro area located at 600 W. Jackson, Suite 100. The additional downtown office location will expand the firm’s design services in the Chicago market. The move is the latest in which Ware Malcomb has opened or relocated offices in the vibrant downtown areas of several major U.S. cities over the past year, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and San Diego.

“Our new downtown office location will bring us even closer to many of the clients we serve in Chicago, while also paving the way for Ware Malcomb’s continued growth in this exciting market,” said Cameron Trefry, Regional Director of Ware Malcomb who oversees the firm’s Chicago operations, along with projects in other Midwest states.

Dawn Riegel, Director, Interior Architecture and Design at Ware Malcomb will oversee the growth of the new downtown office, as well as continue to lead and grow the Interiors practice in the firm’s existing office in Oak Brook, Ill.

Ware Malcomb also announced that Karen A. Thomas has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager to help manage and grow the new downtown Chicago office. Over the past 20+ years, Thomas served as Director of Design & Project Management for Marc Realty, one of Chicago’s leading commercial property owners and managers. In this role, she was responsible for interior design, facility planning and construction development for the company’s portfolio of over five million square feet. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture from Northern Illinois University and is NCIDQ Certified.

“I look forward to working closely with Karen as we expand Ware Malcomb’s interior design and other services in this growing market,” said Riegel. ”Her unique breadth of experience aligns well with the diverse services we offer at Ware Malcomb, and I know she will be a tremendous asset to our new downtown office.”

Ware Malcomb provides planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. The new downtown Chicago office will offer all of these services, with a focus on interior design, corporate accounts and landlord building accounts.

Ware Malcomb opened its first office in Chicago in 2004. The firm has completed projects for clients including Schneider Electric, Golden State Foods, Wirtz Beverage, and Tyco International.

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 was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

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Ware Malcomb Chicago
600 W. Jackson, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60661

1900 Spring Rd #210
Oak Brook, IL 60523