International design firm Ware Malcomb has hired Anita Makwana as director, corporate accounts, in the firm’s Irvine, California–based headquarters office. In her new role, Makwana assumes responsibility for managing the firm’s corporate-accounts program, which comprises nearly 20 percent of its business.
Makwana is a 22-year industry veteran who joined Ware Malcomb in 2005. Most recently, she worked in the Los Angeles office as director of interior architecture and design, where she led the business development and growth of the firm’s interior design practice in L.A. Makwana received a bachelor of science degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
“As our corporate-accounts program continues to grow, Anita’s vast experience in account management and logistics will help ensure consistent design, service and speed across Ware Malcomb’s 22 offices throughout North America,” says Ted Heisler, VP, interior architecture and design at Ware Malcomb.
“Moreover, her client-focused approach and exceptional technical skills are an asset to any project in which she is involved.”
Ware Malcomb has completed projects for one in five companies listed on the Fortune 100, and Heisler says one of the firm’s largest growth sectors is serving corporate accounts in multiple geographies. Its corporate-accounts program spans a variety of industries including office, financial, retail, industrial, education, and restaurant across multiple markets. The program facilitates the delivery of consistent, integrated design services for clients, with both local, specialized staff and the vast companywide resources of a North American platform.
“Ware Malcomb’s integrated culture is ideal for serving large national, and international, clients amidst rapid growth,” adds Heisler. “We utilize our commercial real estate expertise in working with corporate accounts to provide custom design solutions with flexibility to scale as a company grows.”
Ware Malcomb’s Corporate Accounts clients also benefit from the firm’s strategic alliance with The United Workplace, a global network of workplace-design experts in the UK, Australia and the Middle East. This alliance serves to expand the company’s presence, scope and resources beyond its offices in North America.