Ware Malcomb Announces New Leadership Positions in Houston Office

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced two new leadership positions in its Houston office.

Chris Royster has joined the firm as Regional Director to lead the Houston office. In this role, Royster is responsible for the overall growth and management of the Houston office.

Ware Malcomb also announced that Heather Griffin has been promoted to Director, Interior Architecture & Design in the firm’s Houston office. Griffin is responsible for the growth and management of the Interior Architecture & Design Studio and oversees all interiors projects for the Houston office.

Ware Malcomb’s Houston team recently relocated into larger, office space to accommodate its recent growth.

Chris Royster – Regional Director, Houston

As a practicing architect in the Houston area for over 20 years, Royster brings a significant depth of experience to his new role at Ware Malcomb. He has worked on a wide variety of project types including office, industrial, healthcare, hospitality, education, interiors, and renovation. His experience spans all aspects of architecture including master planning, programming, design, project management, documentation, and construction assessment.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to our Ware Malcomb team,” said Jay Todisco, President of Ware Malcomb. “His talent as an architect and leadership experience rooted in the Houston market will provide us with a strong platform to further grow our architecture and interiors practices in the region.”

Royster holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston. An industry leader, Royster is President of the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 2020, and has served on the Board of Directors from 2016 to the present.

Heather Griffin – Director, Interior Architecture & Design, Houston

With over 15 years of interior architecture and design experience, Griffin brings an extensive background in commercial and corporate interior design to Ware Malcomb. She joined Ware Malcomb in 2018 as Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design and has successfully expanded interior design services while managing the Houston office for the past two years. Her work in the technology, healthcare, and government sectors encompasses a wide range of interior design projects, including office, corporate headquarters, renovations and tenant improvements. Griffin’s responsibilities include overall design/vision, project management, programming, space planning, consultant coordination and contract administration.

“Heather’s passion for interiors, strong business development and networking skills, and commitment to client service have resulted in solid growth for our Interiors practice and increased brand awareness for Ware Malcomb in the Houston market,” said Todisco. “We look forward to her continued growth as a valued leader on the Ware Malcomb team.”

Griffin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, both from Texas Tech University. She is a registered Interior Designer and an active member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Houston Chapter, and CoreNet Global in Houston.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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