Volume 1, Number 6
Ware Malcomb Brings Innovation to Architectural Design
By Tina Hansen
What do you get a business for its 45th anniversary? For the Hacienda-based architectural design firm Ware Malcomb, it would be another 45 years to continue to create innovative buildings.
Ware Malcomb provides advanced design solutions that integrate creative elements and on-site amenities into high-quality, state-of-the-art commercial and industrial buildings. The firm has been recognized with numerous local and national design and industry awards for their innovative and forward-thinking design concepts. In 2015, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, awarded Ware Malcomb the winner of Niche Development of the Future in the medical office design competition.
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. They have 22 offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Panama and are poised to deliver what the next generation needs to bolster their corporate images and drive their businesses forward.
Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. They were among the top 25 architecture and engineering firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2016 “Giants 300” ranking, and among the top 40 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2017 “Top 100 Giants.”
Considered an innovator in the architect design field, Ware Malcomb strives to design buildings that maximize production efficiency while maintaining long-term value. They provide well-designed creative workspaces rather than traditional office environments. The new approach for office space design is called “creative office” to denote the way these environments foster creativity and collaboration.
“Today’s employees prefer a non-traditional work environment that offers both public and private work areas as well as the option to work either indoors or outdoors. Ware Malcomb is currently designing a variety of creative office projects that blend the outdoor environment with the workplace through the use of courtyards, patios, and rooftop workspaces. These design features provide opportunities for more collaboration and interaction, and have helped our clients boost employee attraction and retention,” said Gary Drew, Regional Vice President.
Ware Malcomb has had an impact on building design in Pleasanton, they’ve worked on over 150 projects. Some significant projects in Pleasanton include the Mercedes-Benz of Pleasanton dealership in Hacienda, Embarcadero Capital Building at 7901 Stoneridge, Ericsson, Unchained Labs, and the Gillig headquarters and manufacturing facility on the Pleasanton/Livermore border. They have done interior work at several locations within Hacienda including lobby renovations to their current building at 4683 Chabot Drive.
In the field of health, Ware Malcomb has completed many outpatient services projects such as emergency clinics, surgery centers, radiology/oncology treatment centers, as well as traditional medical and dental offices. They have also planned a small boutique hospital in the Dublin/Pleasanton area.
Ware Malcomb’s extensive science and technology experience spans a variety of project types including laboratory, manufacturing, and R&D projects for clients in several different industries. They have designed several key science and technology projects within the Tri-Valley area. The firm also provides lab planning services that cater specifically to the growing R&D market.
Having an office in Hacienda gives the company the flexibility it needs to reach many markets. “Our office in Hacienda provides us with a great location that is central to the major Northern California markets. The proximity to our clients allows us to provide high-level service consistently,” said Drew.
For more information, visit their website www.waremalcomb.com.