Chicago — Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced its Chicago office has been named Design Firm of the Year at the 2017 Awards for Excellence held by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s Chicago Chapter.

NAIOP’s annual Awards for Excellence recognize the industry’s best of the best in transaction and development categories. One of the real estate industry’s largest yearly events, the awards showcase the talent, ingenuity and stability of the Chicago commercial real estate markets.

“It is an honor for us to be recognized by our peers in the dynamic commercial real estate market in Chicago,” said Cameron Trefry, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Chicago offices. “It’s been a tremendous year for growth for our firm, and our team looks forward to continued success and partnerships with our clients in the New Year.”

Recent projects completed by Ware Malcomb’s Chicago office include providing architecture and interior design services for the new corporate headquarters of Martignetti Companies, a leading distributer of wines and spirits in New England, including 120,000 square feet of Class A office and 640,000 square feet of distribution warehouse space. This innovative development project was featured as an Impact Project at NAIOP’s national I.CON Industrial Real Estate 2017 conference. Ware Malcomb also provided architecture and interior design services for a 227,043 square foot industrial cold storage facility with 9,000 square feet of office for Preferred Freezer, a project that achieved LEED Gold certification.

In 2012, Ware Malcomb’s Chicago office was named Architectural/Engineering Firm of the Year at NAIOP Chicago’s 25th annual Awards for Excellence.