Michael Malinowski, AIA


About Michael Malinowski, AIA

Michael F. Malinowski has been providing adaptive historic re-use, urban infill, residential including affordable housing, and commercial revitalization design solutions for 40 years as principal of Applied Architecture, Sacramento CA. A number of his projects have been ‘city shaping’ and widely recognized, including the Warehouse Artist Lofts 2015, Sacramento historic adaptive mixed use) Galt Place (2011, urban infill wood podium design); Globe Mill (2008, Sacramento, rebirth of an abandoned mill and silo complex) and Hotel Stockton (2006, Stockton, historic adaptive reuse). Michael has also worked with over 1500 families in shaping sustainable, functional and inspiring living environments.

More Than You Expected?

Architects: Truth AND Dare

A Special Position

Some might say architecture is a rather curious profession.  We are very highly esteemed by the public.  According to the Harris Poll (1), 72% of the public rated architecture a prestigious occupation – …

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AIA DEEP dive … Texas Style

mfm-at-large-statesIs AIA complex?  Yup … and then some.

Our Institute is multilevel organization – starting with a members’ “home base” – i.e., their local component, we have states or regions, and National as additional levels.  Diving in even deeper, …

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Size that Matters

Gensler meeting Malinowski

It was an auspicious confluence of AIACC presidential duty and privilege when I had the honor of presenting Art Gensler, FAIA with the AIACC Lifetime Achievement Award Jun. 16. It struck me that there were some interesting scale issues at …

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Faster Permits—by Design

Permit Streamlining:  The phrase resonates with many:  architects, engineers, business leaders, developers, contractors, politicians, and civic leaders.  With the right kind of streamlining, the benefits can be wide and deep:

  • Civic Leaders achieve increased economic activity and community investment

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My Work is In the Toilet

Architects are well seasoned when it comes to the Yin Yang of shaping change.  While we’re used to reminding nervous clients about the positives of fresh patterns and the opportunities for fresh perspectives, when change occurs right under our noses, …

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