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Applied Architecture's president Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, finds a wellspring of inspiration in the connection between great design and  vibrant community. Here are some of his recent essays - and some classics - on everything from a bold vision for urban Sacramento to planning your residential remodel.  

 

In Print: Home Sense Advice for HomeownersAdvice for Homeowners

Applied Architecture's principal Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, shares almost three decades of remodeling experience in easy-to-read "reprints" of his popular column HOME SENSE. Click here for HOME SENSE

 

In Print: Scrapbook

An  informal gallery of newspaper and magazine clippings from Applied Architecture's 28 years of commitment to the Sacramento scene. Click here for SCRAPBOOK

 

Text List of Recent Publications Click Here

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  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

How's Your Pipeline Looking?

 

What do Architects need to be able to design great places for people? July 25, 2016

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

Focus: Size that Matters

 
Last week, M. Arthur Gensler, FAIA, was officially presented with the AIACC Lifetime Achievement Award. Malinowski reflects on the evening in this month's message. June 22, 2016

  q Preservation Sacramento Presents

 

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit An Underutilized Redevelopment Tool:

 
Mike Malinowski and Mark Huck present an educational workshop on The Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, one of the most effective, yet underutilized, incentives offered by the federal goverment. June 2, 2016

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

Focus:

 
Focus: How a parking lot helps the AIACC balance entrepreneurial spirit and existing efforts. May 24, 2016

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

Faster Permitsby 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. April 25, 2016

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

My Work is In the Toilet. I'm not kidding. Let me explain... :

 
There is a place for everything as well as a story. As Michael Malinowski writes, "Change is hard. Change is good." See how all this relates to the AIACC in his message to the members. March 29, 2016

  q Wood Solutions Fair Oakland 2016

 

WoodWorks:

 
Current AIACC President, Michael Malkinowski, AIA, will give the keynote presentation at the 2016 Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair. March 23, 2016

  q California Preservation Foundation

 

Presentation Feedback:

 
MFMalinowski AIA presents to the California Preservation Foundation on the use of Historic Tax Credits, using a number of Apllied Architecture projects as case study examples (Warehouse Artist Lofts; Globe Mill, Hotel Stockton, Ridgeway). February 2016

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

Prosperity: Sure it sounds good... but can we MEASURE it? :

 
President Mike Malinowski, AIA, shares more thoughts about what it means to measure the seemingly unqualifiable properites. February 22, 2016

  q AIA Central Valley Notes

 

PASS Permit Streamlining:

 
PASS Permit Streamlining class featured in AIA Central Valley Notes. February 17, 2016

 
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AIACC Board of Directors Meeting

 

Presidential Citation:

 
John Ellis AIA, recognized by AIACC President Michael F. Malinowski AIA for outstanding contributions to the profession of Architecture. February 2016

  q CALBO 54th Annual Business Meeting

 

Permit Streamlinling:

 
San Diego, CA. MFMalinowski and panel discuss PASS and the programs;s statewide significance reviewing its origins and implementation. February 2015

  q AIA California Council: From the President's Desk

 

Revolution... or Nudges...:

 
MFMalinowski explains his "Nudge Theory" and its plans for the AIACC. February 2016

 
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Permit Streamlining Event

 

Land Development:

 

Streamlining to balance public, private, and community interests for economic success

Fairfax County Virginia. One of the most economically robust and innovative counties in the country starts on a path to take it up a notch further in the nation's capitol region. Michael F. Malinowski AIA SME as part of a Gartner Internatoinal consulting team. December 15th 2015

streamlining to balance public, private and community interests for economic success

 

 
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MFMalinowski Presents

 

Quest for Success:

An architect moves toward the triple bottom line... and the White House.

 

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Wood Solutions Fair Anaheim 2015

 

WoodWorks

Anaheim, CA presentations on December 9th 2015 by MFMalinowski AIA

 

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Wood Solutions Fair Seattle 2015

 

WoodWorks

Seattle, WA presentations on November 19th 2015 by MFMalinowski AIA


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Building with Wood: Jobs and the Environment  

 

Whitehouse Rural Council Workshop

MFMalinowski presented on Wood Design and Construction - What Can be Built in Wood and Current Design Trends

In the News:  AIACC's - Mr. Malinowski Goes to Washington

 

United States Dept. of Agriculture's Release: USDA Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials

United States Dept. of Agriculture's Release: USDA Leads the Way on Green Buildings, Use of Wood Products



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Wood Solutions Fair Atlanta 2015

 

WoodWorks

MFMalinowski presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years

MFM: presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years




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Permit Simplicity Event 

 

Region Builder's  

MFMalinowski invited panelist and subject matter expert at Sacramento Regional event on Permit Streamlining.



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Building a Public Private Partnership between an AIA Chapter and a City Government   

 

Building a Public / Private Partnership  

Follow the Six Step Process used to build a Robust and Effective Partnership between the AIA Central Valley Chapter and the City of  Sacramento in this whitepaper directed at other AIA Components, Members and the Public. 

Michael F. Malinowski AIA Played a central role in this process for over a decade.    

 Whitepaper Commissioned with support from the AIA California Council and the AIACV.   

 


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Permit Streamlining: Architects as Change Agents  

 

AIA Chicago Convention 2014

A program  provided by Michael F. Malinowski, that gives attendees the knowledge to join the conversations and take a leadership role in vetting, implementing, and fine-tuning permit streamlining.



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The Advantages of Wood for a Mixed Use Podium   

 

Retail Design Today

An article on the advantages of considering wood for the design of urban mixed use structures which include  parking and retail uses on the ground level with residential uses above.  Wood can provide substantial value for the community, environment and development team, including signficant cost savings.   



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MFM Presents at the WoodWorks conference  

 

Using a Wood Podium in Mixed-use Design: An Architectural Case Study (click here for presentation)

Mixed use buildings in an urban setting often combine parking and retail uses on the ground level with residential uses above—and maximizing the amount of wood in these structures can provide substantial value for the community, environment and development team. This presentation describes an all-wood podium building recently completed as part of a successful redevelopment project in the Sacramento Valley. Topics will include opportunities and challenges associated with wood use in mid-rise design, including code analysis, occupancies, structural considerations, management of the design for longevity, and sustainability.  



q Slapped by a File Cabinet  

 President's Message

 

“Slapped by a File Cabinet: Considering the future of Communications for the AIA”
MFMalinowski AIA VP Communications and Public Affairs of the AIA California Council  



q Afforable Senior Housing as an Engine  

 President's Message

 

 "In recent years, senior affordable housing has played an increasing role in strategies for city shaping. Looking at some of
the factors that contribute to success of affordable senior urban projects points to new opportunities for architects,
planners, and developers interested in the rebirth of our cities"



q Toning in  

 President's Message

 

 arcCA asked members of the AIA California Council and others to reflect on the etiquette of communication in the age of electronic media. 

"Toning In" by Michael Malinowski, AIA VP Communications and Public Affairs of the AIA California Council




q Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

   " Affordable housing can be an effective economic engine for historic preservation, while at the same time serving other important objectives including smart growth, sustainable, transit-oriented development that enriches the urban fabric, and the revitalization of small, Main Street-type cities.

 

 

 


q California Preservation Foundation January 2014 Workshops

  MF Malinowski, AIA, Principal, Applied Architecture; spoke at the 'Integrity: Landscapes, Districts and Beond' workshop event. This course qualifies for AIA and AICP Continuing Education Units




q 2012 AIACC Award Luncheon

  MF Malinowski Nominated  the winner of the "Allied Professions Honor Award",  Dr. Kit Miyamoto





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Wood Solutions Fair Chicago 2014

 

WoodWorks

MFMalinowski presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years

MFM: presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years





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Wood Solutions Fair Southern California 2014

 

WoodWorks

MFMalinowski presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years

MFM: presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years

 
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Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento- Master Planning

 

WInside Master Planning Implementation

MFMalinowski presents his explanation of the design process.

 



q Wood Solutions Fair Baltimore 2013

 

WoodWorks

MFMalinowski presenting at Wood Solution Fairs nationwide for over five years

 

 

 

 

q arcCA Journal

 

Reflection on the Etiquette of Communication in the Age of Electronic Media (2012)

 


q arcCA Journal Fall 2009 Edition

Article by M .F. Malinowski

     

"Affordable Senior Housing as an Engine for Urban Revitalization”

A survey of recent work in California that highlights the application of affordable senior  housing  as a valuable element of urban  planning and revitalization, with background information on projects cited.

 

q Swan Song  

 President's Message

 

 "Is it over? Already? What a great run this year has been – and what great people I’ve had the privilege to work with."

 

 

 

q Moving From Comfort to Passion  

President's Message

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In times defined by PASSION, thinking boldly, thinking creatively, thinking that anything is possible and having the courage and  drive to move toward dramatic visions will become our way of doing business."
 

q Design Review - Off the Record

President's Message

                   

"If you're an active architect, no doubt you've noticed Design Review popping up much more frequently; you may appreciate

these off the record suggestions for the design review process."




q Disaster, Tragedy, the AIACV: Tying it Together

 

President's Message

        

 "On August 28th , our chapter brought two themes together that at first glance might seem disparate ....



q Don't You Dare Take the Time to Read This!

 President's Message

        

"Don't you dare, said the voice in my head. GET BACK TO WORK!"




q My Work is in the Toilet

President's Message

        

"My work is in the toilet ... Really... I'm not kidding. Here's what happened."

 

 

 

 

q In the heart of the city, at the edge of nowhere!!

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   November  2008

         "In an effort to avoid adding to what seems a more than full information flow about economic conditions, I am offering......."  

 

 

q A Full Plate of Change

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   October  2008

         "Unsettled used to be the term that seemed best to describe these times we happen to be living in."




q Encounter Design

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   August 2008

         "WOW!!!  July 18th 2008 will go down in the annals of AIACV history as a blockbuster event!  "




q What is Normal?

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   July 2008

         "Normal? What’s normal … is … well… relative.  But these don’t seem like normal times........."

 

 

q Money...Food...Fame...Sex...Architecture...  

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   March 2008

         "Architects, like all humankind, are driven in some measure by passions great and small. When our passions align with projects,

         we are able to transcend limitations of staffing, schedules and budget... and make the impossible happen."

 

 

q Grass Roots AIA in Washington D.C.

         A photo essay by Michael F. Malinowski, AIA

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter    March 2008

         "Three members of our Chapter joined over 1000 other AIA leaders from around the country for a weeklong series of  workshops and

         social networking.... I took advantage of the extra hours off to tour many museums and buildings..."

 

 

q "A fire in my belly"  

         President's Message

         Blue Lines   Newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter   January 2008 

         "Successful Design...is NOT design that generates NO complaints. It is design that enriches our fabric as a city and touches

         our spirits individually."




q Seasons of the Architect

        

         "What does it take to make a project happen? Drive, passion, ego..." and a little faith in the natural cycle behind all good things.

 

 

q City on Fire!!!   

         A Message from the Vice Chairman of Sacramento's Development Oversight Commission

         Builder/Architect   May/June 2008

         "The DOC has moved in the last year from 'the source of the ideas and a key force in pushing for change ' to watching in

         amazement as city staff themselves become the idea generators and change agents."

 

 

q Leadership for a Growing Region

         By Phyllis A. Newton, Esq. and Michael F. Malinowski, AIA

         Architecture California   The Journal of the American Institute of Architects California Council   April 2005

        "The Sacramento region has become a hotbed of growth and optimism." The  leaders of the AIA Central Valley  "awakened a few 

        years back... and made a conscious decision to become a leadership resource to the region as it faces dramatic and pressing change."

 

 

 

q The Challenge of Good Design  

         Builder/Architect   January 2006

         "A general answer to the question, "What is good design?" takes only a few words: good design is functional, pleasing and cost-effective.

         It is the specifics of what that means for a given project that presents the challenge..."




q The Death of Detroit

       A Talk by Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, at the Port of Sacramento

In Print: Home Sense Advice for Homeowners

Applied Architecture's principal Michael F. Malinowski, AIA, shares almost three decades of remodeling experience in easy-to-read "reprints" of his popular column HOME SENSE.           Click here for HOME SENSE       

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