PLEASANTON, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Gary Drew has been promoted to Regional Vice President, Pacific Northwest and a member of Ware Malcomb’s Executive Team. In this position, Drew oversees all aspects of the firm’s Pacific Northwest region including offices in Pleasanton, San Francisco and Seattle.
Drew joined Ware Malcomb in 1998 and helped open the firm’s first Northern California office in Pleasanton, leading the interior architecture and design studio. In 2005, he was promoted to Principal with the responsibility of overseeing the entire East Bay office. Drew’s leadership helped grow the office into one of the firm’s largest, with clients including Comcast, Prologis, Federal Express, IKEA and Amazon. In 2014, the office expanded and relocated to a larger space in Pleasanton to accommodate the firm’s growing employee and client base. Drew also opened Ware Malcomb’s San Francisco office in 2013, and assumed regional leadership responsibility for the Seattle office in 2015.
“Gary’s many contributions to Ware Malcomb span multiple offices and areas of expertise,” said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. “His dedication to excellence has propelled our firm’s growth and innovation in the key markets. Moreover, Gary brings a warm, dynamic leadership style to Ware Malcomb, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to our culture, people and the firm’s success.”
Drew is a leader in Ware Malcomb’s Interiors Advisory Group, which focuses on companywide interiors initiatives, and in 2014 led the launch of the Ware Malcomb Foundation scholarship program. Drew holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design from California State University, Long Beach.
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
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. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.
SOURCE: Ware Malcomb