ON THE MOVE WARE MALCOMB ANNOUNCES BRIAN KOSHLEY JOINS FIRM AS REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN SAN DIEGO Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, announced Brian M. Koshley, AIA has joined the firm as Regional Director in the San Diego office. In this position, Koshley is responsible for the growth and overall management of the San Diego offices. As a licensed architect, Koshley brings more than 35 years of industry experience to the firm. Before joining Ware Malcomb, he held various senior level roles at international design firms and focused on business development, architecture and interior architecture. Throughout his career, Koshley has managed projects across industries and specializes in adaptive reuse, building repositioning and workplace design. He has worked closely with public and private sector clients and is committed to empowering people through business intelligence-based design. “I am pleased to welcome Brian to the team. He brings a tremendous amount of experience and vast regional knowledge to Ware Malcomb,” says Matt Brady, Executive Vice President of Ware Malcomb. “We look forward to his future success and contributions at Ware Malcomb.”
Koshley holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley. He is active in commercial real estate industry organizations as a member of American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. Koshley joins the company as principal, Tiffany English, departs Ware Malcomb to join longtime firm client, Qualcomm, as senior director of architecture on their Global Real Estate team. English spent more than 20 years at Ware Malcomb contributing greatly to the growth of the Northern California and San Diego markets, as well as the interior architecture practice firmwide. “I am so proud of the growth and design excellence the San Diego teams have achieved, and I know Brian will successfully lead the Ware Malcomb team in this dynamic market,” English says. Ware Malcomb has been operating in the San Diego region for more than 37 years. Recent notable projects completed in the area include Cubic Corporation’s Balboa office campus, the Westmont Encinitas multifamily development and Samumed’s office and laboratory facility. “Tiffany certainly left her mark on Ware
Malcomb. This transition of leadership to Brian has been seamless and is a true testament to both of their characters and work ethic,” Brady remarks. “We wish Tiffany the best in her future endeavor, and we look forward to working with her in a new capacity.” 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.
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cornerstones of project management, are no longer the only drivers of successful projects. According to PMI’s 2020 Pulse of the Profession , organizations are placing an almost identical priority on leadership skills. People skills are now more important than ever and proficient project managers will be well equipped to handle these new challenges. ❚ ❚ Decrease micromanagement. Whether someone is a planner, accountant, engineer, marketing professional, or another specialist in the AEC field, project management is an expertise all on its own. Project professionals are in every department of the business. Empowering employees and providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive reduces micromanagement and increases productivity. When employees know what to do, they are able to take action instead of waiting around for direction. It is more challenging to recruit and retain talent these days and employees at AEC firms appreciate having their career advancement considered an investment. Encouraging staff to enhance their qualifications with a PMP certification shows you want them to succeed. As someone who has gone through the process and achieved the PMP certification, it was an investment in myself and my career, and I was happy to have the support of my firm in this achievement. Working for a company that invested in me keeps me investing right back into my company. CAROL MARTSOLF is a vice president and the chief learning officer at Urban Engineers. Contact her at email@example.com .
❚ ❚ Save time and money. Learning project management separately from an engineering background helps to be a better project manager in all aspects of an employee’s career. Projects are more likely to finish on time and within budget. In a study conducted by IBM, employees were 12 times as likely to leave a job if the company was not helping them advance in their career. Talk about losing money! The cost of replacing an employee can reach double that of the employee’s annual salary. Cost savings isn’t just found in the projects being completed on time and on budget, but also in the avoidance of losing those motivated and high performing employees. Investing in certifications for employees can save money in the long run and contribute to your bottom line. “It is more challenging to recruit and retain talent these days and employees at AEC firms appreciate having their career advancement considered an investment. Encouraging staff to enhance their qualifications with a PMP certification shows you want them to succeed.” ❚ ❚ New emphasis on leadership skills. By earning the PMP, employees will have competencies and skills that are transferable to any project endeavor. The pandemic has shown that scope, schedule, and budget, although
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