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Ware Malcomb Adds 20-Year Design Veteran to Chicago Office 

Mark Schwamel has joined Ware Malcomb as director, interior architecture & design in the firm’s downtown Chicago office. He is now responsible for leading the downtown Chicago office and overseeing the growth of the Interiors Studio in the region.  

Schwamel brings more than 20 years of experience to Ware Malcomb, with proven capabilities and expertise in workplace, mixed-use, retail, urban design and multifamily projects. He has led all aspects of design, workplace strategy and business development for the interiors groups he has managed. Before joining Ware Malcomb, he held multiple leadership roles at international design firms. 

“Mark brings tremendous experience to lead our Chicago team and expand our footprint in this dynamic market,” said principal Dawn Riegel. “His unique breadth of experience aligns well with the diverse services we offer at Ware Malcomb, and he will be an integral partner with our Oak Brook leadership team.”  


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