The Alumnus of the Year Awards honor alumni from each University of Arizona college who have uniquely demonstrated a commitment to the college’s success and mission through professional achievement, service, or support. Bill Malcomb and Bill Ware were selected for being guiding examples of creativity, problem solving, customer responsive service, and ethical business practice, building a strong and admired company. They created an endowed scholarship at University of Arizona, awarded to students based upon their Capstone Project, the final project completed in year five of Architecture school. Students who demonstrate the greatest balance between design and technical skill, as well as communicate their design process most clearly, are eligible for the scholarship.
“We are honored to pay tribute to William E. Malcomb and William Ware by awarding them with the Alumni of the Year Award,” said Janice Cervelli, Dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. “It is the College’s greatest honor given only once in the past to Jane Weinzapfel of Boston, MA, in 2006. Bill and Bill’s values have been the foundation of their success. Their lifetime achievements in business, in architectural design, and in public service more than demonstrate the excellence of their education and dedication to the design profession.”
Both Ware and Malcomb graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1966. They founded Ware & Malcomb, Architects, Inc. in Irvine, California on April 1, 1972. (The firm changed names to Ware Malcomb in 2001.) Ware Malcomb has employed over 35 University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture students throughout is 38 year history. Currently, four members of the firm’s senior team, including Shareholder/
Ware Malcomb CEO Lawrence Armstrong shares, “We are proud of the recognition of Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb by the University of Arizona. Bill and Bill were known for building strong client relationships with many companies Ware Malcomb continues to do business with today. Their legacy of designing buildings that combine function and aesthetics while making strong real estate sense still drives the firm’s approach.”
About Ware Malcomb
Ware Malcomb’s corporate Irvine office offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and site development services to commercial real estate and corporate clients Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/institutional, educational facilities and renovation projects. The firm’s office is located at 10 Edelman, Irvine, California 92618.
Ware Malcomb is Committed to be the Best Commercial Real Estate Focused Architectural Firm in North America. Established since 1972, Ware Malcomb is a leading commercial real estate design firm committed to providing clients with integrated service throughout the world. In addition to the corporate office in Irvine, the firm has 10 additional office locations throughout the United States, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Panama City, Panama. For more information regarding Ware Malcomb, please go to www.waremalcomb.com.
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Ware Malcomb offers professional planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services throughout North America and beyond. We design office, industrial, public, healthcare, technology, retail and auto facilities.