Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Kate Lyle to Director, Industrial Cold & Food

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Maria Rodgers, Public Relations Manager, 949.660.9128, mrodgers@waremalcomb.com

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



IRVINE, Calif. (September 21, 2021) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Kate Lyle has been promoted to Director, Industrial Cold & Food in the firm’s Irvine, California headquarters office. In this role, Lyle leads the growth of Ware Malcomb’s Industrial Cold & Food Studio across North America.

A licensed architect in the state of California with over 16 years of experience, Lyle specializes in complex project types, including cold storage, food processing and manufacturing. Other project types she is well versed in include industrial, office, retail and government.

“Kate has brought great momentum to Ware Malcomb and is a demonstrated thought leader in the cold building industry, on both the regional and national level,” said Greg Spon, Director, Architecture of Ware Malcomb’s Irvine office. “We look forward to her continued contributions, especially as the industrial cold and food sector continues to grow across the country.”

Lyle joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as Senior Project Architect and was promoted to Studio Manager, Industrial Cold & Food in 2020. As a sought after thought leader, she has authored many articles and contributed to multiple publications related to cold buildings. In addition, she has spoken on the topic of cold buildings at numerous regional and national conferences, including the 2021 NAIOP I.CON West and the 2020 NAIOP CRE.Converge conferences. Lyle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is an active member of the Controlled Environments Building Association (CEBA).

Ware Malcomb is an industry leader in cold building projects, a unique and highly specialized sector that includes cold storage, food processing and production facilities, cold laboratories, and cold medical and pharmaceutical facilities. The firm has developed an innovative speculative cold building design prototype creating a new asset class of commercial real estate. Ware Malcomb combines this knowledge with the latest developments in technology, trucking, rail, automation and third-party logistics to innovative buildings and sites that are highly functional.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. 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/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm 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 http://waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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