Ware Malcomb’s Award-Winning Interior Design Unveiled at NAIOP

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Ware Malcomb’s award-winning build-out/interior design of the future unveiled at naiop

Only Firm to be Recognized Every Year Since NAIOP’s National Design Competition was Launched in 2012

Irvine, California (December 2, 2014) Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced its award-winning design concept for the future of interior office space was unveiled at NAIOP’s Development ’14 conference. The firm was one of three winners in NAIOP’s 2014 Build-Out/Interior Design Competition. Ware Malcomb is the only firm that has been recognized every year since this national design competition was launched by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, in 2012. Ware Malcomb designed the winning 2013 Distribution/Fulfillment Center of the Future, and won an honorable mention in the 2012 Office Building of the Future design competition.

“Ware Malcomb is proud to be the only firm recognized for its leadership in commercial real estate design all three years since this prestigious national competition was launched,” said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. “Our talented team has won NAIOP awards for office building, distribution/fulfillment center, and now interior office designs of the future. But it is most rewarding for us to bring this award-winning vision of the future of design into the work we do for our clients every day.”

Ware Malcomb’s solution for the Interior Office of the Future focused on a realistic idea of what could be accomplished by 2020. The proposed design concept posits that space organization will continue to change as work distribution and activities change. Technology enhancements will continue to move us forward with new flat panel technology, the full integration of nanotechnology, and other innovative solutions that will result in a healthier building environment. Ware Malcomb’s future office space is organized into work zones aptly named Focus, Collaborative, Team and Quiet, based on the scope of work and level of concentration required.

“This national design competition challenges us to expand the boundaries of design and push it in new directions,” said Ted Heisler, Principal, Interior Architecture & Design at Ware Malcomb, who lead the creation of the winning design concept, along with a team of interior design professionals across the company. “It is always exciting to explore ways to improve the form and function of the office environment, and eventually bring these new concepts to the marketplace.”

The 2014 Build-Out/Interior Design Competition challenged architectural firms to conceptualize the optimal interior build-out for Class “A” office space within a multitenant building in a growing market. Entries were judged on cutting-edge creativity and practical usability, while incorporating adaptive reuse and redevelopment techniques. Universal themes of flexibility, practicality and personalization were used to create unique spaces that increase employee productivity, function efficiently and promote sustainability.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Ware Malcomb offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm with 16 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama. The firm specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/educational facilities and renovation projects.  Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architectural firms in Engineering News-Record’s national ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms of 2014, while the firm’s interior design group was recognized as one the nation’s 2014 Top 100 Giants in Interior Design magazine.

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