Ware Malcomb is an international design firm that has won several awards. It announced today that it will be making several changes to its leadership in New York City, and Newark, NJ, offices, as a way to continue business growth.
Vincent Sorge, Director of Interior Architecture & Design at Ware Malcomb’s New York office, has been appointed. Sorge’s role will focus on business development, and he will work closely with other regional leaders of the firm to mentor staff and oversee projects, as well as client relationships. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the interior design industry, with previous leadership positions held at boutique and national firms.
Bill Sotomayor is Principal of Ware Malcomb’s New York Office and Northeast Interiors Practice. He said that Vincent’s vast knowledge and experience in the industry make him an excellent addition to our practice. He has a wealth of knowledge in the New York City region, as well as decades of landlord-client relationships. His passion is for mentoring and talent development.
Sorge studied architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Parson’s School of Design New York.
Ware Malcomb also promoted Damian Melo as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in New York. In this position, he will supervise the management and operation of the New York Office, and work alongside other regional leaders to help support the continued expansion of the Interior Architecture & Design Studio. Melo joined the firm as Studio Manager in 2017. He has contributed to the success of the New York office by providing outstanding architectural and interior design skills for a variety of projects including office, retail and industrial facilities.
Sotomayor stated that “Damian consistently shows a deep understanding in all aspects of management and design, and has played a key role in many pursuits.” His leadership and guidance has helped the team to achieve outstanding results for clients.
Melo, a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, has worked closely with leaders from the local offices to provide structure, mentorship and senior support. Melo earned a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Meera Bahukutumbi has been promoted to Studio Manager Interior Architecture & Design at Ware Malcomb in Newark. Bahukutumbi, who joined the firm in 2019, was promoted from Project Manager to a Senior Project Manager before this promotion. She has a strong background in design and holds industry accreditations such as CID, LEED APID+C, and WELL AP. She has also managed large design-focused projects for clients like KS Engineers, Haymarket Media and multiple large GSA Projects.
Marlyn Zucosky is the Regional Director of Ware Malcomb Newark & Princeton Interior Architecture & Design Studios. She said that Meera was a leader who had helped to grow Interiors Studio in Newark & Princeton. She has been a valuable leader with a good understanding of financials, operations and project management.
Bahukutumbi serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee member for CoreNet Global New Jersey. She has been in the industry since 1998 and is passionate about helping clients build healthy, functional and efficient environments. Bahukutumbi, who has worked in the industry since 1998 and is passionate about helping her clients create healthy, functional, and efficient environments, is a member of CoreNet Global New Jersey. She has experience working on many different types of projects, including interiors for corporate offices, retail, hotels, multifamily, public and government buildings. Bahukutumbi also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, earned at The International Academy of Design and Technology.
Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio provides design solutions that transform interior environments into contemporary, market-relevant spaces.