BUSINESS NEWS WARE MALCOMB MOVES TO NEW LARGER OFFICE SPACE IN BROADWAY STATION Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, announced it has moved its Denver operations into a new larger office space located in Broadway Station at 900 S Broadway, Suite 320 in Denver. The new office will be the firm’s second largest in North America, providing architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to clients in a wide range of industries. The move accommodates Ware Malcomb’s growing client and employee base in the region, as well as the growth of the firm’s Denver-based civil engineering practice. Ware Malcomb opened its first Denver office in 2001 and has been operating a second Denver office for its civil engineering operations since 2016. All services will now be based out of the new Denver office location at Broadway Station. “By bringing our leading architecture, interior design and civil engineering services under one roof, we will be able to reap the maximum synergies of this incredible team in both client service and project management,” said Matt Chaiken, principal of Ware Malcomb’s Denver office. “We are so proud of our civil engineering team’s growth and evolution over the past several years,” said Chris Strawn, principal, civil engineering. “This new office will continue to provide a strong base to continue expanding Ware Malcomb’s
civil engineering services in markets across North America,” added Tom Jansen, principal, civil engineering. Ware Malcomb’s new Denver office incorporates the latest in interior design trends, as well as the firm’s own design standards. Ware Malcomb has also implemented the firm’s own Healthy Workplace Assessment protocols in the new office design, including occupancy density, distancing and interaction plans, signage and messaging, and other cleaning and wellness standards. “We are following the COVID-19 pandemic closely, and we look forward to bringing our employees back into the new office slowly, safely and in strict compliance with all local and state guidelines,” added Chaiken. The entry to each Ware Malcomb office conveys a hospitality feel, providing an open and inviting welcome punctuated with iconic pieces of furniture. The color palette, finishes, and materials reflect the Ware Malcomb brand colors of vibrant orange with white and grey accents. The work environment fosters collaboration while also allowing for privacy and heads down work when needed. It includes desking stations with adjustable desk heights to provide a variety of work options and cater to every individual’s work preference. In addition to implementing the firm’s design standards across its offices in North America, Ware Malcomb’s in-house branding studio also incorporates a unique design flair in each regional office that reflects the local community
and surrounding area, as well as the office’s client base. Ware Malcomb serves as the landlord architect for Broadway Station, a transit-oriented, mixed-use infill development that serves as a gateway to downtown Denver, the Central Business District as well as the Denver Tech Center. Ware Malcomb has completed more than 2,000 projects across the state of Colorado for clients including Prologis, Hines, Xfinity, TruStile and Karcher, among many others. 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, Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science and 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.
CLEAR VISION, from page 7
TZL: Over the years, what do you think is the most important skill or trait that you developed or have that made you successful as president? Why? JP: I’ve always been passionate about fostering growth for others to help them realize their potential and play to their strengths. As president, you can’t run a company alone – you need a strong team. I’ve never shied away from cross- field promotions that match the passion of an employee with the needs of the company. TZL: A firm’s longevity is valuable. What are you doing to encourage your staff to stick around? JP: It’s our culture that keeps employees here for the long term. As an ESOP, all employees get to build their future and reap the rewards as owners. As a destination, RJN offers employees the opportunity to shape their career, have a voice, and build their legacy. Our success is centered around strong financials, smart growth, and cultivating remarkable people. We offer long-term stability and a flexible work-life fit in a culture of inclusion where all employees are appreciated and respected. By giving our employee-owners the freedom to grow and the opportunity to reach their full potential, we hope RJN becomes their final destination.
TZL: Is change management a topic regularly addressed by the leadership at your firm? If so, elaborate. JP: We’ve had two competing agendas that have caused a tremendous amount of change over the last six years – growth and retirement. We nearly doubled in size while transitioning eight executive leaders, including three C-suite and six board members. The EMT provided a means to mentor and pass the baton smoothly. We’ve launched into five new geographic territories and diversified our service offerings. We continue to adapt our organizational structure, institute new standards, and improve our onboarding process in anticipation of change. “Once I became president, my duties remained the same, but the full weight of the position hit me as the last line for decisions. It now rests on me to lead with a vision and set the company tone for expectations and values.”
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