IRVINE, Calif. (May 26, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the new FCA US LLC offices located at 5000 Birch, 10th Floor in Newport Beach, Calif. Relocating from Irvine, FCA US now enjoys a new, larger space encompassing a full floor as well as building-top signage for enhanced brand recognition. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services, along with branding for the project.
FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. The new offices serve as the company’s California Business Center responsible for all sales, service, parts, service contracts, and dealer initiatives for the entire organization.
In creating the new 19,270 square foot space, Ware Malcomb sought to infuse the various brands of FCA US with timeless, modern architecture. A black and white palette served as a neutral backdrop, accented with color from an eclectic collection of art inspired by Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, and the love of driving. Immediately stepping off the elevators, visitors are welcomed by a modern, sleek tile pattern in a concrete grey tone leading to the main hallway with a green highway sign reading ‘Welcome to California.’ To integrate the company’s existing furniture into the new space, the design included rich, navy blue accents to the panels to echo the brand color.
The FCA US training rooms are the centerpiece of the new office. A dividing wall was replaced by a full acoustical frosted glass movable partition to divide the room. This impactful area provides a ‘wow’ factor, while fostering collaboration and learning. The rooms also incorporate the latest technology, including Smart Glass that can go from clear to opaque with the flip of a switch.
“It was a pleasure to work on this project with FCA US in such a collaborative and trusting environment,” said Ted Heisler, Principal, Interior Architecture & Design at Ware Malcomb. “This multi-faceted office space meets the company’s needs with an inventive design that is sure to engage and inspire visitors.”
The general contractor for the project was Servco Builders.
Ware Malcomb has gained valuable experience working on over 350 auto projects including dealerships, corporate offices, service facilities, training centers and manufacturing facilities. Select clients include Toyota, Lexus, Porsche and Mercedes, among other international auto brands.
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.
SOURCE: Ware Malcomb