Kudos from a Client : Music to our Ears

From our Client today: Hello Dream Team!! We did it! We’re in the final stretch and Ronda, the kids and I couldn’t be any happier! We absolutely love our “old-new” Home! More to come of course once we’re all settled in and the final paint, staining and asphalt gets poured. Thank you all so much for your hard work, dedication and passion in making our ‘Oasis’ come to life! It wouldn’t have been the same or nearly as great without each of your professional and experienced input! (And I hope you’ve each already received several calls from those we’ve referred to you… the best compliment that can be given!) Wes, Ronda, Cole & Taylor

Architects Truth AND Dare

Michael F. Malinowski AIA President, Applied Architecture Inc 2016 AIA California President 2015 AIA California Vice President 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 mfm@appliedarts.net> mfm@appliedarts.net www.appliedarchitecture.net 36 years of sensitive and sensible architectural solutions ü Please consider the environment before printing this email.

Customer Feedback helps make the hard work worthwhile

We LOVE customer feedback . Hi Alex and Mike. This is Mimi seconding Phil’s motion. The Corner Pocket is taking shape and it is a really wonderful design! It looks great on the property and will satisfy our needs. We met with the cabinet maker for the second to final time yesterday. It’s fun to have them made just the way we want. Finish electric next; insulation; sheet rock; etc. Thank you for making it look really special! I especially love the little finishing touches on the eaves …a piece of wood that forms a shape. I don’t know what you call them, but I love them. Also the dormer and upstairs loft are really a wonderful design. We love Ralph and Kyle. They are good listeners and very responsive. Ralph’s experience is very confidence inducing. They have kept us on track. All the subs are great too! All very personable and talented. We couldn’t believe the framers up there in the 103 degree heat those few days. Whew!-Of course, the back yard is a pretty big mess and we’ve tracked in plenty of dirt! But we’ve learned how to deal with it. No pain no gain.—- J Thanks again to you both. Feel free to drop by anytime you want to see how it’s taken shape. Mimi PS Lots of admiring neighbors (even if we do wake them up early!!)

Goodby Delays, Hello Permits

The PASS program, developed by MFMalinowski AIA, is in use by 11 cities and 3 counties in the Sacramento Valley, an area with a population of over 2.6 million people. Permit Streamlining creates benefits for the public in economic development and high performing buildings that conform to modern code, performance and design standards, business with money and time savings, government with more efficient operations, and architect and others involved in the building industry, with quicker response, less uncertainty, and greater consistency across the entire region. pdf icon goodbye-delays-hello-permits.pdf

PASS Permit Program getting national attention

A Recent AIA National article on the PASS permit streamlining program has gotten over 1500 readers in just a few days, evidence of the interest in more efficient and effective permit processes across the country. The PASS program development team, led by Michael F. Malinowski AIA, includes 11 cities and 3 counties in California’s Central Valley – a geographic are that touches over 2.5 million people. More: http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB108413 Michael F Malinowski is the president of the Streamline Institute, a 501c3 non profit promoting best practices for more efficient and effective regulatory processes.