Irvine-Based Design Firm Ware Malcomb Celebrates Turning 50 by Pledging to Donate $50,000

Sunday, April 24, 2022

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(Orange County Register)

The Irvine-based design firm Ware Malcomb founded in 1972 celebrated its 50th anniversary April 1.

The company said it will be donating $50,000 to 50 charities in local communities across the Americas.

The firm, which provides planning, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, branding, and building measurement services, says its revenues are more than $200 million per year with an estimated total billings of $1 billion.

“We are so proud of this significant milestone,” said Ken Wink, CEO of Ware Malcomb. “It’s our people, our clients, and our partners who have propelled us this far. Because of our commitment to continual innovation, we are focused on pushing the limits of technology and innovating in all that we do.”

The company began as Ware & Malcomb Architects, created by Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb in 1972. They specialized in commercial office, industrial, corporate office and tenant improvement projects through the 1980s.

In the 1990s, the firm grew outside of California. Lawrence R. Armstrong assumed the role of CEO in 1992, and, with then-President Jim Williams, expanded the firm to seven offices.

 

Category: Business Excellence, Irvine