Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, has announced two promotions in the firm’s Irvine, California, headquarters office. Mila Volkova has been promoted to director, healthcare design, and Greg Spon has been promoted to director, architecture. The promotions reflect the professional growth of both Volkova and Spon within Ware Malcomb, as well as the overall growth and success of the firm’s Healthcare Design and Architecture studios, respectively.
For over 30 years, Ware Malcomb’s Healthcare Design studio has completed projects ranging from ground up medical office buildings and tenant improvements to highly specialized facilities. In her new role as director, Volkova will lead the growth and management of the firm’s Irvine-based Healthcare Design team. Volkova joined Ware Malcomb in 2013 as a project manager and was promoted to studio manager in 2016. She is an active member of the healthcare design community and a respected thought leader in the industry. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a United States Green Building Council LEED® Green Associate.
“Volkova brings extensive specialized healthcare knowledge to the Ware Malcomb team, and a wide range of design experience including skilled nursing, ambulatory surgery, behavioral health, and acute care facilities,” said Michael Petersen, principal of Ware Malcomb’s Health and Science practice. “Moreover, her energy and passion for success has earned the respect of her clients and colleagues alike.”
Ware Malcomb’s Irvine-based Architecture studio provides a wide range of services for office, advanced manufacturing, industrial, retail, and hospitality projects. Spon joined the Ware Malcomb team in 2015 as a senior project architect in the firm’s San Diego, California, office. He played a significant role in the growth of that office and within two years was promoted to studio manager. In 2018, Spon moved to Ware Malcomb’s Irvine office as studio manager, architecture, to lead the Irvine team. In his new role as director, Spon assumes the additional responsibilities of business development and overseeing all aspects of the team’s architectural and advanced manufacturing projects. A registered architect in California and New York, Spon is an active member of the NAIOP SoCal and Inland Empire chapters.
“Spon’s in-depth architectural experience and sound commercial real estate knowledge have helped him excel in both client management and business development,” said Tom Myers, regional vice president of Ware Malcomb. “We look forward to his continued success and contributions to the Ware Malcomb team in the years ahead.”