Ware Malcomb announces regional leadership appointments in Newark, New York

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm with a heavy presence in New Jersey, has made several leadership moves in its Newark and New York City offices to support continued business growth.

In Newark, Ware Malcomb has promoted Meera Bahukutumbi to studio manager, Interior Architecture & Design. Bahukutumbi joined the firm in 2019 and advanced from project manager to senior project manager prior to this latest promotion. With a strong design background and industry accreditations including CID, LEED AP ID+C and WELL AP, she has managed large, design-focused assignments for clients such as KS Engineers and Haymarket Media, as well as multiple large General Services Administration projects.

“Meera is a dedicated leader who has helped grow the Interiors studio with teams in both Newark and Princeton,” Marlyn Zucosky, regional director for Ware Malcomb’s Newark and Princeton Interior Architecture & Design studios, said. “She has proven to be a valuable mentor with a great understanding of the team’s financials, operations and project management.”

Bahukutumbi is the Ware Malcomb Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion for the Northeast and is a member of CoreNet Global New Jersey, where she serves on its DEI committee. Bahukutumbi has been involved in the industry since 1998, and is passionate about helping clients build healthy, functional and efficient environments. She has worked on a variety of project types, including corporate office, retail, government, public, hotel and multifamily interiors.

Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio creates design solutions to transform interior environments into market-relevant, contemporary spaces.

In the New York office, Vincent Sorge has joined Ware Malcomb as director, Interior Architecture & Design. In his role, Sorge will be focused on business development and work closely with the firm’s other regional leaders to mentor staff, oversee projects and client relationships. He brings more than 30 years of interior design industry experience in New York City, including prior leadership positions at other boutique and national design firms.

Also in New York, Ware Malcomb promoted Damian Melo to director, Interior Architecture & Design. In this role, Melo will oversee the management and operations of the New York office, and work with other regional leaders to support the continued growth of the Interior Architecture & Design studio. Since joining the firm in 2017 as studio manager, Melo has helped shape the success of the office by providing exceptional architectural and interior design expertise to a wide variety of projects, including workplace, office, retail, automotive, industrial and research & development facilities.