Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Lori Ambrusch has been promoted to Studio Manager, Science & Technology, in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. As Studio Manager, Ambrusch is responsible for leading the Science & Technology team and managing select projects.
Ambrusch has nearly a decade of experience in the architecture field – five of them as a laboratory planner. She joined Ware Malcomb as a Project Manager in 2021 and quickly demonstrated a strong aptitude in laboratory design, cGMP, clean rooms, and architecture projects. In the past year, Ambrusch has worked on a wide variety of projects in the Washington, D.C. region and has helped manage the daily responsibilities of the Science & Technology group and mentor the team.
“Lori has quickly become known in the local industry and has garnered the praise of her clients,” said Michael Christensen, Regional Director, Ware Malcomb. “We are excited to see her leadership and growth as she develops this sector across the East Coast, and we celebrate her promotion to Studio Manager, Science & Technology.”
Ambrusch graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design. Post-graduation, she completed Harvard’s Laboratory Design certification course. Ambrusch is also an award-winning and published designer.
Ware Malcomb’s specialized Science & Technology Studio designs a wide array of projects, from specialty labs to one-million-square-foot manufacturing facilities. The team turns obsolete spaces and buildings into relevant, functional and compliant environments. They deliver economical aesthetic and functional design improvements to make spaces blend seamlessly with their existing surroundings. Ware Malcomb’s Science & Technology Studio serves clients in the following industries: bio-tech/bio-med, clean rooms (ISO Rated), medical devices, pharmaceuticals, bulk chemical, BSL – 1, 2, 3, FDA validated/cGMP facilities, electronics, microelectronics/semiconductors, telecommunications, industrial distribution, aerospace, and food processing.