Ware Malcomb elevates two Oak Brook team members

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced two Midwest promotions: Grant Brandenburg has been promoted to director, regional operations and Troy Flick has been promoted to studio manager, design. Both are based out of the firm’s Oak Brook, Illinois office.

Brandenburg joined the firm as a project manager in 2013 and was promoted to studio manager in 2015. He has experience in all facets of architecture and has worked on a wide variety of projects including office, industrial, hospitality, retail, medical office and aviation. Brandenburg’s versatile skills have allowed him to build a strong operations structure for the Midwest offices. In his new role, his operations management responsibilities include Ware Malcomb offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta.

“Grant not only brings extensive architectural design expertise to the Ware Malcomb team, his strong business acumen has also been an asset to the firm,” said Cameron Trefry, principal of Ware Malcomb’s Chicago and Oak Brook offices. “His ability to find efficiencies in almost every step of our workflow has made him a strong contributor to the growth of our regional operations.”

A licensed architect in Illinois, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, Brandenburg holds a bachelor of science degree with honors in architectural studies and a master of architecture degree, both from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and a Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (CDP).

In his new role, Flick manages the Midwest design operations of Ware Malcomb and is responsible for the design of select architectural projects. He brings 14 years of architectural design knowledge and expertise to the Ware Malcomb team. Previously working for four years in Ware Malcomb’s design studio, Flick re-joined Ware Malcomb in 2015 as a project designer and has since led the design on a number of notable firm architectural projects throughout North America. His experience includes master planning, overall design implementation and client management. Throughout his career, he has worked on a variety of corporate office, industrial, distribution, healthcare, auto and retail projects.

“Troy’s keen eye for design and commitment to the team make him a valuable member of our design studio,” said Jinger Tapia, principal, design at Ware Malcomb. “He upholds our mission of creating great design through our client’s vision. We look forward to Troy’s continued success and leadership at Ware Malcomb.”

Flick holds a bachelor of science in architecture and environmental design from Kent State University. He is a licensed architect in Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and NCARB certified.

Ware Malcomb recently moved into a new, larger office location at 1315 22nd Street, Suite 410 in Oak Brook, accommodating the growth of the firm’s employee and client base in the Chicago and Midwest markets. Ware Malcomb also maintains a second office located at 600 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.