Malcolm was raised in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia by parents who vastly expanded his understanding of the world through travel. This early exposure to people of different cultures led to his interest in cultivating genuine relationships and discovering the inherent differences and similarities that define people and communities.
This approach to connection informs his design concepts and process. Addressing challenges faced by traditionally underserved or underrepresented communities is a source of continual growth and contribution for Malcolm. An acute understanding of the need for complementing economic development initiatives to balance cultural destinations is a key factor in the way he encourages project teams to develop respectful, yet innovative solutions.
Outside of the studio means literally being outside. Whether in the mountains or on the coast, being in nature is essential to Malcolm. At home in Charlotte, his adopted cat Chloe, a dog at heart, is his constant companion.