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Ware Malcomb acquires Southern California-based Workspace Plans

by: Rachel Reenders
Posted: May 22, 2018

IRVINE...Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced it has acquired WorkSpace Plans, a Southern California-based building measurement services company. The move augments the scope of Ware Malcomb's planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services for commercial and corporate clients by offering the latest technology and expertise in building measurement.

Jill Burns

 

Owned and founded by Jill Burns and Kim Von Der Ahe-Arial, WorkSpace Plans provides laser accurate "As Built" floorplans for commercial, industrial, healthcare, retail and residential space using the latest in laser measuring technology.  Over the past several years, the company has built a reputation for delivering accurate floor plans with quick turn-around times at competitive fees. The company will operate under the name WorkSpace Plans, a Ware Malcomb Company during the next year as its operations are integrated into Ware Malcomb.

 

Kim Von Der Ahe-Arial

 

"We are excited to have Jill and Kim join the Ware Malcomb leadership team through our acquisition of WorkSpace Plans," said Lawrence R. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Ware Malcomb. "They will lead and grow Ware Malcomb's building measurement services, with the ultimate goal of expanding this service offering into all of Ware Malcomb's 22 markets throughout North America."

In addition to providing building measurement services to Ware Malcomb's existing clients, Burns and Arial will also have the opportunity to provide additional resources and geographic reach to the current clients of WorkSpace Plans.

"Joining Ware Malcomb provides added support, technology and an established business platform to enable our expansion," said Burns. "With an initial focus in Southern California, we will now be able to provide additional design services to our clients through Ware Malcomb's integrated service offerings including architecture, interior architecture and design, branding and civil engineering" shares Arial.

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 22 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 is among the top 20 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms ranking and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine's Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb's  Design Highlights video at youtube.com/waremalcomb. Photos:WareMalcomb


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