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David Malcolm, RLA

Director, Planning + Design
Director, Planning + Design

David has over 20 years of experience that ranges in public and private projects throughout the Southeastern U.S . His focus within the practice is improving cities and communities by bringing form to planning and design projects.  His specialties range from the design and creation of vibrant public spaces, to the planning of new communities within urban, mixed-use, resort and destination locations.  He has successfully lead public consensus building for small town main street revitalization projects to large brown-field redevelopment sites in metropolitan areas. Within the arena of park, recreation, and greenway projects, David has become a leader, expert and trainer in the development of system-wide needs assessments for small to medium sized cities and master plans for neighborhood to regional site specific plans and their implementation.

Favorite Childhood Experience:

One of my favorite childhood experiences would have to be the many hikes my dad took me on in the Appalachian Mountains. We did many 3-4 day trips and would often take me out of school for some new adventure along the AT. I remember one time hiking in the Shenandoah National Forest on a warm fall day and on day three we hiked out in a blizzard. Thankful I got to see so beautiful, natural places as a kid.