Irvine, California – May 29, 2009 - Design firm Ware Malcomb has awarded architectural scholarships to deserving students from the University of Arizona (www.arizona.edu ) and Kent State University (www.kent.edu .) University of Arizona scholarships totaled $2,000.00 and were awarded to Cole Berringer and William Webster. An additional $2,000.00 scholarship was awarded to the Armstrong Family Scholarship recipient, Kristina Zsigmond from Kent State University.
Ware Malcomb founders, Bill Ware and Bill Malcomb, are alumni of the University of Arizona and created an endowment with the School of Architecture over 30 years ago. Scholarships are given from the endowment and are awarded to students based upon their Capstone Project, the final project created in the Fifth Year Architecture Studio. Students who demonstrate the greatest balance between design and technical skill as well as communicate their design process most clearly are interviewed for the scholarship.
Principal Brock Grayson, who runs Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix Office and is also a University of Arizona alumni states, "Education is a significant facet in the profession of architecture. The U of A scholarship represents Ware Malcomb’s commitment to the next generation of architects."
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Ware Malcomb CEO, Larry Armstrong, is an alumnus of Kent State University and developed the Armstrong Family Scholarship with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design in 2004. The Armstrong Family Scholarship is awarded to the Fourth Year Architecture student who demonstrates their aptitude with an exceptional design portfolio and an industrious academic record. The final candidates are interviewed prior to being chosen for the scholarship.
CEO Larry Armstrong shares, “We were very impressed by Kristina’s talent and are pleased to be able to select a student who demonstrates a high caliber of hard work, determination and enthusiasm as the recipient of the Armstrong Family Scholarship.”
About Ware Malcomb
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb (www.waremalcomb.com ) offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and site development services to clients throughout the world. Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public and education projects. The firm’s corporate office is located at 10 Edelman, Irvine, California 92618, with 9 additional office locations throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada.