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Work just began on another of our Historic Adaptive Reuse Projects – this one at 914 12th Street. Ridgeway Studios is a listed four story downtown historic hotel, that had been converted to an SRO rooming house about 30 years ago with 56 units; we are turning it into 21 apartments. It boasts among the few remaining bay window facades, with windows hanging handily over the property line into the alley – so low that they have often gotten hit by passing garbage trucks in the past. We’ve gotten City ok to set up a warning system to prevent those impacts . lots of demo is the beginning of a project like this. Materials are all sorted and stockpiled on site for separate pick up: wood, plaster, metal, electrical parts. An interesting discovery were tiny windows that were buried in some of the walls between bay windows – they used to be ventilation for drop down murphy beds; every square inch of space was used then. With few units, we are creating some needed elbow room. While the finished layout will still have very modest size units that are affordable, each will have their own kitchen and bathroom; and there will be some common area on the ground floor including a bike storage room, a game room and space for tenant service and management offices. Mike and Project Superintendent Jim Kennard
AIA Members (and potential AIA members) + Conversations + Libations Mike Malinowski AIA , California Region AIA National Board Member Is pleased to extend an Open Invitation Lets chat about the Future of the AIA, Architects, and Architecture (aka Repositioning) 5pm to 7pm Friday July 26th LosGatos Brewery First couple pitchers / appetizers my treat 163 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA RSVP appreciated but not required
Home building permits jump by 55 percent in Sacramento By Hudson Sangree email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org Home building permits were up nearly 55 percent in the Sacramento area during the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year, according to a report by the California Homebuilding Foundation/Construction Industry Research Board. In January and February, there were 533 permits for single-family homes issued in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties, the housing industry group said late last week. That was up from 344 in January and February 2012, it said. The latest results mirror a statewide increase in building permits for single family homes. In Southern California’s Inland Empire, which experienced a boom and bust in residential construction similar to Sacramento’s, the number of permits pulled nearly doubled. Other areas of Southern California and the Bay Area also experienced dramatic increases in the rates of building permits issued. Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/04/29/2692501/home-building-permits-jump-by.html# storylink=cpy
Designed some 22 years ago by Mike Malinowski AIA for a growing family, this Davis home is now ready for the next generation . SACMClientFull.pdf
A couple hours before the AIA Gold Medal presentation recognizing the lifetime Architectural achievements of Thom Mayne, in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC, from left Mike Malinowski, Blythe Alison-Mayne; Thom Mayne, Julia Donoho, Frank Bostrom, Brian Dougherty
Across the US . Housing is back.
Javed Siddiqui managed to save a number of historic building from the bulldozers at his family’s Historic Wildrose Farms, 5190 Garden Highway. He invited a few people from the Preservation Community who encouraged his dogged efforts to prevent the wholesale destruction that was originally slated as part of a levee upgrade project. From left to Right: Mike Malinowski AIA; Javed, Paul Boghosian prominent local preservation consultant and her partner Don Cox, Tim Sullivan Engineer and former City Building Official, and Roberta Deering Sacramento’ Preservation Director. We traded stories at Swabbies on the River over lunch, and then drove the short distance along the levee road to the site. It is really hard to understand why so much property was razed and taken, as looking at the result does not provide any clue why a fraction of the swath of now empty land would not have more than sufficed for the needed flood control project. The original water tower was saved, along with a few ag buildings; but much was lost including three houses from the early 1900′s and a large two story bunkhouse from the same era that was nearly intact in its historic presentation. The buildings that were salvage now act as a demarcation of the ‘new’ property boundary – adjacent to an empty field stripped of the native oak grove as well as the many historic structures lost.
Subject: Ridgeway Studios CONSTRUCTION: Congratulations and a Hearty THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! My most sincere thanks for the extraordinary efforts of so many in helping make the Ridgeway Studios project a reality. With permits in hand, the financial foundation in place, all that remains is to quote the indefatigable Cyrus Youssefi – Now we just build it. As you all know all too well, even though the building is modest in size, it presented as complex an undertaking as a project orders of magnitude larger. The only way it could happen was with a team spirit, and concerted efforts from many many hands and minds to come up with this plan that found that delicate balance between all the stakeholders and issues such as life safety, historic fabric, creating an interior that is pleasant, comfortable and functional; all while working with the available resources. My sincere apologies to those I forgot to send this note to personally, and apologies also for not listing all the things you personally did to help this happen; please pass this along as appropriate! Well Done! Cheers Mike Michael F. Malinowski AIA President, Applied Architecture Inc 2012-2014 AIA National Director 2009-2010 AIACC Vice President Communications/Public Affairs 2008 President American Institute of Architects Central Valley 2007 Chair, Development Oversight Commission, City of Sacramento 2550 X Street Sacramento CA 95818 Corner of 26th and X 916 456 2656 voice 916 456 1050 fax
This 3 story historic warehouse is right next to our WAL project which started construction just days ago. It will include an edgy ‘pizza and brew’ restaurant on the ground floor – with a showcase keg cooler – and upper floors of urban incubator offices. R Street continues to heat up .
Warehouse Artist Lofts . 1108 R Street . Demo Action . starting to heat up. Nice big hole in the ground and bye bye hollow clay tile infill. Each piece in this section has December 7th 1909 inscribed
Mike Malinowski AIA and the AIA Board Class of 2014 Library of Congress, Washington DC, December 2012
Applied Architecture and Michael F. Malinowski AIA Architect of the Warehouse Artist Loft Project (THE WAL). This is the REAL groundbreaking . it involves actually BREAKING SOMETHING!!! You have to break a few eggs to make an omlette. The beginning of WAL – Warehouse Artist Lofts – starts with some destruction. This is what progress looks like today !Yes!
Belal Siddiqui chatting with Frank Blackbird AIA https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/1622_10151467045677908_333643204 _n.jpg
Bob Chase AIA, incoming AIACV President, gathered the incoming board and others for a four hour Board Retreat on Friday the 18th . This was an intense and lively session laying out AIACV vision for creating value for its members in 2013 and beyond.
The meeting began with an update on the National AIA Repositioning initiative presented by Michael F. Malinowski AIA. Mike is one of three architects from California that serve on the National Board; and he is a member of AIA’s Repositioning Committee.
A major announcement is expected in March at the Grassroots Conference in Washington DC: A roadmap for action to address the opportunities and disconnects that have come to light in the year- long data gathering effort that touched over 30,000 architects, clients, and the public.
In the Sierra between Downieville and greagle … this gorgeous little lake is at the base of the sierra buttes