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Posted: January 24, 2019 | Tradewinds

SAN DIEGO (January 24, 2019) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the exterior, lobby and amenity renovations of 525 B Street in downtown San Diego. Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior design and branding services for the project.

Ware Malcomb worked with Hines, the building’s property management company, on common area renovations of the Class A, 22-story office building. The project included a renovation of the main building lobby and a 3,100 square foot gym renovation featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa-like showers and lockers.

“We were excited to transform the existing lobby and gym area into modern and inviting spaces, creating the kind of office environment today’s companies and employees have come to expect when they work downtown,” said Catharine Hughes, Director of Interior Architecture & Design in Ware Malcomb’s downtown San Diego office. 

“To maintain the sustainable nature of the building, we were able to preserve most of the existing lobby finishes while adding additional design features for a sophisticated new look,” added Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices.

525 B Street is certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council and has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Premier certification.

The General Contractor for the project is Bycor.

Ware Malcomb maintains two offices in San Diego: one office is located at 600 B Street, Suite 2070 in downtown San Diego, and the other office recently relocated to a new, larger space at 3911 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite 120 in San Diego. The move was driven by the growth of the firm’s local employee and client base.

About Ware Malcomb (

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 recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 20 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s Design Highlights video at


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Ware Malcomb San Diego

3911 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite 120

San Diego, CA 92121

p. 858.638.7277


Ware Malcomb Downtown San Diego

600 B St, Suite 2070

San Diego, CA 92101

p. 619.564.5138



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