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Ware Malcomb named no. 1 architecture firm in Orange County, Calif.

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced it has been ranked #1 among architectural firms in Orange County according to the Orange County Business Journal. The annual list is based on architecture billings for the 12 months ended June 30, 2017. The Irvine, Calif.-based firm moved up from the #3 spot in last year’s architecture firm rankings. 


“It is rewarding for us to be recognized as first among architectural firms in Orange County, especially as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of our firm’s founding this year,” said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. “Our firm’s tremendous growth is the result of our strategic diversification across our service offerings and client base, as well as the hard work, talent and creativity of the incredible Ware Malcomb team.”


Ware Malcomb was also featured on the Orange County Business Journal’s 2017 lists of the Fastest Growing Private Companies and Best Places to Work. In addition, the firm ranked #21 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List, which ranks the top 100 fastest growing firms in the architecture and engineering industry.


Ware Malcomb was founded in Irvine in 1972, making it the longest-standing architecture firm in the city. While the firm maintains its headquarters in Irvine, Ware Malcomb now has 22 offices across North America providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. The firm has completed projects for one in five companies listed on the Fortune 100. 


Ware Malcomb and its projects have been recognized with numerous local and national design and industry awards. Notably, Ware Malcomb’s innovative design concepts have been recognized in the national design of the future competition by NAIOP, the national commercial real estate association, for four consecutive years in the areas of office, industrial, interiors and healthcare design.