Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, has announced that Sergio Valentini has been promoted to director, architecture, in the Los Angeles, California, office. A multifaceted design professional, Valentini’s background includes team and project management of complex projects at different scales in a collaborative, creative environment. His understanding of different markets and strong technical background influence his design approach, delivering the highest standard of client service while creating spaces that are sustainable, site specific, and enhance the human experience. Valentini joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as studio manager, architecture, in the Los Angeles office. Valentini brings over 17 years of architecture and design experience to the Ware Malcomb team, including international and domestic projects in high-rise office, mixed-use, entertainment, aviation, residential, and hospitality sectors. Valentini holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Politecnico di Bari in Bari, Italy.
Ware Malcomb has also announced that Mark Bartolone has been promoted to director, advanced manufacturing, in the Pleasanton, California, office. Bartolone joined Ware Malcomb in 1997, serving in many roles during his long career in the firm’s Pleasanton office and previously in the Irvine, California, office. His areas of expertise include advanced manufacturing, e-commerce fulfillment and distribution, industrial, and technology-driven projects.
Ware Malcomb has also announced that Douglas Gullo has been promoted to director, architecture, in the Phoenix, Arizona, office. Gullo joined Ware Malcomb in 2018 as studio manager, architecture, in the Phoenix office. He brings more than 25 years of architecture and business development experience to the Ware Malcomb team. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Arizona.
Ware Malcomb has also announced that Alicia Zaro has been promoted to director, interior architecture and design in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Zaro joined Ware Malcomb in 2014 and was promoted to studio manager in 2018. Zaro brings extensive interior architecture and design expertise to the Ware Malcomb team, contributing strong design influence, team leadership, and devotion to client services. Zaro has worked on a variety of interiors projects including creative office, renovation, education, retail, hospitality, public, financial, and entertainment. Over the last few years, her role has grown to include business development, managing the studio, and project oversight. Zaro is a graduate of the highly selective NAIOP So Cal Young Professionals Group, an industry-leading professional development and leadership program. A certified interior designer, Zaro holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in interior architectural design from the University of California, Davis. She is also an active committee member for CoreNet Global, Southern California.