Ware Malcomb announced July 11 that Sergio Valentini, AIA, has been promoted to principal in the Los Angeles office. In this role, Valentini is responsible for the continued leadership and growth of the office.

“Sergio has led the continued growth and diversification of our Los Angeles office,” said Radwan Madani, vice president of operations for Ware Malcomb. “He’s been instrumental in helping our team win cutting-edge, high-profile design projects in a highly competitive market, offering diverse services and product type expertise.”

Valentini joined Ware Malcomb in 2019 as studio manager of architecture. In 2020, he was promoted to director of architecture and in 2021, he landed his most recent role of regional director, prior to this promotion. A licensed architect, his 20 years of experience leading large international projects from early concept stage through construction administration have helped the Los Angeles office develop a diverse portfolio across industry sectors. Valentini’s portfolio spans a variety of project types, including office and mixed-use towers, airports, museums, arenas, university facilities, stadiums and more in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. He also led Lowe’s recent Violet project, a nine-story creative office in the LA Arts District and the NAIOP SoCal 2023 Mixed-Use/Retail Project of the Year.

Valentini received Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Politecnico di Bari university in Bari, Italy. He is active in the industry with various professional associations and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects USA Board. He has lectured at several universities and conferences and served on the jury of design competitions. His archaeological research work has been presented at major international congresses.