Lawrence Armstrong, LEED AP

Ware Malcomb  | Chairman
Irvine, California

Involvement: Research Foundation Governor
Chapter: NAIOP SoCal

Larry Armstrong is Chairman of Ware Malcomb. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. In addition to expanding Ware Malcomb from a Southern California firm to a national and international firm with offices in key markets across North America, Larry’s tenure as CEO is hallmarked by an unprecedented 40x revenue growth. He is a licensed architect in over 45 U.S. states, as well as in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Larry is also an accomplished artist, including work in a variety of mediums such as paintings, furniture design and sculpture. He served on NAIOP’s ICON Impact Projects Advisory committee, has been a member of the Trends in Real Estate Development II Forum since 2010, and is a member of the CEO/Company Leadership group. Larry has the distinction of being the Foundation’s 70th governor.