Our Leadership


Malcolm L. Foss, PE

President, Principal Engineer

Mr. Foss is an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology.  He began his career working as a tower engineer in the telecommunications industry.  He has also worked as an engineer for a leading research and development non-profit organization serving the electric power industry.  As President and Principal Engineer of Erudite Engineers, Inc., Mr. Foss specializes in the analysis and design of buildings utilizing steel, composite steel, concrete, post-tensioned concrete, masonry, and wood construction materials.  His relentless devotion to quality is reflected in the elegance and innovation of our designs and in the completeness of our construction drawings.  On each and every project, Mr. Foss is driven to share his expertise and attention to detail with our clients to achieve the successful project goals and outcomes that they desire.
Mr. Foss is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the states of GA, AL, SC, TN, KY, MD and AZ.

Malcolm is a responsive, client focused Structural Engineer. I have worked with him on many projects and would hire him again.

Sean Smith, Peng, MBA

Principal and Director of Mission Critical Facilities, Morrison Hershfield

As a project manager, Malcolm’s cunning solutions reduce the design time for the A/E team while tremendously decreasing construction costs. He recognizes the importance of well-documented structural drawings to avoid coordination nightmares in the construction phase. As a structural engineer, he has a distinct advantage to predict the behavior of structures before starting his analytical models. Additionally, he has a questioning attitude for computer results and compares them to his expectations to decrease human error. Malcolm is a great mentor for EITs because of his attention to detail and I would love to have him working for my company.

David Betancourt, PE

Principal, Tensor Dynamics

Malcolm is a talented structural engineer. We worked for several months on a challenging high rise crescent shaped post tensioned concrete frame structure in Florida. We worked together to coordinate edge of slabs and an efficient column spacing. Through the evolution of the project we worked through several obstacles. Through it all he kept a positive attitude and through his diligent efforts we ended up with a system that represented over a million dollars in savings on the foundations. Malcolm is a team player and an reliable asset. He is knowledgeable and decisive when offering solutions. If you would like to discuss my positive experience working with Malcolm please feel free to give me a call.

Joseph Herman, AIA

Principal, Lucky Star Design Studio, LLC

I have worked with Malcolm in the past and he is a very good engineer. I would highly recommend him for any related future work.

Sasan Pasha, PE

President, Principal Structural Engineer, SEFC Engineers, Inc.

Malcolm is a very talented structural engineer and a great resource of technical knowledge among the industry. Malcolm is self-motivated and client-focused. He has always gone above and beyond the client’s needs and expectations regardless of how challenging the task. As a professional engineer, he is competent in applying engineering principles, as well as being confident in his design and the decisions he makes as a licensed professional. While technical skills and a variety of project experiences produce a good, well-rounded engineer, becoming a successful engineer is a gift received only through hard-work, dedication and continued devotion to the field of applied engineering. Malcolm, without a doubt, possesses all of these characteristics which he applies to every project he encounters. I’m pleased to recommend my colleague and friend as a successful structural engineer. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Malcolm again someday soon.

Kevin Scurry, PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C, MLSE

CEO/Principal, Scurry Structural Consultants, LLC

In my judgment, based on being practicing structural engineer for almost twenty years as well as an employer, I believe the qualities that Mr. Foss has demonstrated are commensurate to those that architectural design companies seek when searching for productive and dependable structural engineering design professionals. His unique contribution of personalized design consultation to your company will become immediately apparent due to his willingness to accept responsibility, his tireless initiative, and his high level of commitment to the life safety and code compliance. I recommend Mr. Foss without reservation to be a productive member of your design team.

Kraig Klause, PE, SE

Structural Engineer, CH2M