Troy Malmstrom

Associate | Design Technology Manager

Viewing architecture through his interests in building, woodworking, and fabrication, Troy is committed to the principle that the most elegant solution is the one that solves multiple problems in a single stroke. He also believes that if we understand how building components and materials are fabricated, we can create more elegant designs. So, as he guides GBBN’s computational design and digital fabrication efforts, Troy works with designers, manufacturers, fabricators, and builders to understand all the processes that feed into our projects and discover openings for creatively executing our design intent. Outside of the office, Troy unwinds—and finds inspiration—by travelling and spending time in his wood and metal shop (where there’s always a piece of furniture on his workbench).

Professional Highlights

Presenter, “Digitally Fabricating,” AIA Ohio Lecture, Presentation & Panel Discussion

Presenter, “Parametric: Making,” ACADIA Regional Conference – Parametricism

“Fabrications,” Gallery Exhibit of Current Works, Louisiana Tech University, Enterprise Center

Faculty Advisor, “College of Liberal Arts: Undergraduate Research Symposium Award,” Louisiana Tech University

“Peter Zumthor’s Saint Benedict Chapel is an unexpected reward after a pilgrimage up the Swiss Alps mountainside. Every detail is elegantly executed yet gives way to the surreal experience within.” – Troy Malmstrom