Horacio Malvicino has been building studios for three decades. As the managing director of Malvicino Design Group – a firm specializing in architectural, acoustical and technical systems designs – he works on projects all over the globe. Clients included Kings of Leon, Celine Dion and the late Whitney Houston. Other projects have included the International Broadcast Center for the Summer Olympics in London and HBO Latino.
During a recent interview from the company’s U.S. headquarters in New York City, Malvicino talked about what brought him to York. Months ago, one of his colleagues passed along Think Loud’s plans to transform a historic White Rose City structure into business offices and a recording studio.
Malvicino said he was intrigued. He’s been familiar with Live, the multiplatinum rock band with York roots, since the 1990s. Back then, bands favored big, elaborate studios. Now, the industry favors smaller, intimate recording spaces.
As part of the development company Think Loud, three Live members – Chad Taylor, Chad Gracey and Patrick Dahlheimer – have carefully crafted plans for a large studio in York. Malvicino has visited the site, formerly occupied by Bi-Comp printing company, a few times.
“The idea is quite unique because the guys have a very clear idea of what they want,” Malvicino said. “They’re so down-to-earth and business oriented.” Read more about the project and take a tour of progress in the Bi-Comp building.
Check out a time-lapse video from a recent Malvicino Design Group studio build: