LOS ANGELES—Anita Makwana has been named thedirector of interior architecture anddesign for Ware Malcomb, aleading architecture and design firm. She will lead businessdevelopment and growth for the firm's interior design practice inthe Los Angeles area. She will be based in the firm's West LosAngeles office.

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“My chief responsibilities will be to develop and grow ourinteriors practice, while providing excellent client service anddesign in the LA interiors market,” Makwana tells GlobeSt.com. “Myexperience in Orange County has proven to be successful and Iintend to bring those skills to the Los Angeles market.”

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Makwana has worked with Ware Malcomb since 2005, when she firstjoined the firm as project manager, and then three years later, shewas promoted to director, where she worked to develop the interiorstudio program. At the time, her accounts included Thales,Pacific Life, Experian andBrookfield.

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“My goals in this position will be to gain a comprehensiveknowledge base of this market, grow the team and develop the talentthat Ware Malcomb has proven to be impeccable,” she says. “Withthis talent potential, we will be able to bring a full range ofservices to new and continuing clients. I want Ware Malcombto be a resource and advisor in the industry for design, long-termrelationships and collaboration.”

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For the unfamiliar, Ware Malcomb is behind the $136-millionJ.H. Snyder class-A creative office campus in Hollywood. Called959 Seward, the project is anchored by two glass buildings andsurrounded by open green spaces. It will be built withsustainability in mind to LEED Silver-Certifiedstandards.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.