Ware Malcomb announces Godun as new director, sustainability

Newark-based design firm Ware Malcomb on Thursday announced that Erica Godun has been named director, sustainability.

In this newly created position, Godun will be responsible for developing and supporting the firm’s sustainability-focused service offerings and be a resource for clients and team members on the application of project-appropriate green integration. She will create tools that enhance the firm’s internal training platform and delivery of environmentally responsible design solutions.

Godun brings more than 25 years of experience in various phases of architecture and design to Ware Malcomb and has been passionate about environmental sustainability throughout her career. She is a LEED-accredited professional and is one of the firm’s first WELL-accredited professionals. Since joining the firm in 2015, she has worked to positively impact the sustainability of multiple projects, assisted fellow team members in expanding their understanding of health and wellness related to the built environment, and remains a strong advocate for sharing knowledge within the firm and the design industry.

“We are excited about introducing this new position to our firm and the value that Erica brings to the role, as sustainable design is becoming more crucial to the built environment,” Matt Brady, executive vice president, Ware Malcomb, said. “Over the last seven years, she has demonstrated tremendous leadership and advanced several critical sustainability initiatives for the firm.”

A licensed architect in the states of New Jersey and New York, Godun has worked on a wide range of projects, including corporate office, industrial, laboratories, government and education facilities. She initially joined Ware Malcomb as studio manager, interior architecture & design, before being promoted to director, regional operations, overseeing operations for the firm’s Newark, Princeton and New York City offices.