Ware Malcomb announces promotions for three of their Northeast Leaders

Newark-based design firm Ware Malcomb recently announced promotions of three of its Northeast leaders: Jon Anderson to regional director; Ed Wilkes to regional director; and Claudio Breda to studio manager, architecture.

Anderson, who has provided valuable leadership to the Newark office since joining Ware Malcomb in 2015, most recently was promoted to director, architecture, in 2023. His leadership has led to a variety of successful projects, including build-to-suit and speculative industrial facilities for a diverse range of clients. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Philadelphia University. In his new role as regional director, he will be responsible for leading the Newark office and the overall growth of the Architecture Studio. “Jon’s impact on the Architecture Studio has been profound, marked by diligent work, patience and expertise in design and construction,” Jay Todisco, Ware Malcomb president, said. “We look forward to Jon’s continued leadership and team development.”

Wilkes joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as the firm’s first East Coast civil engineer. In his new role as regional director, he will be responsible for overall leadership and growth of civil engineering services for the firm’s Newark, New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Miami offices. Wilkes’ involvement on Ware Malcomb’s Civil Advisory Team serves the firm nationwide and provides insight to further the overall growth of its civil engineering department. A registered Professional Engineer in multiple states, Wilkes earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from The College of New Jersey, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

As studio manager, architecture, Breda will oversee team operations while serving as a go-to resource for understanding complex building systems. Since joining the firm in 2021, Breda has demonstrated his extensive experience across diverse sectors, including health care, restaurants, workplaces, industrial, offices, public, technology and manufacturing. Holding architectural licenses in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and Delaware, Breda brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an applied science degree in interior design from Berkeley College of Business in New Jersey.