Once this was a start of the art, whiz bang amazing piece of hardware, aquired for thousands of dollars, helping create a great many cool visuals and copies … but gradually it lost it’s luster, until finally it was just a giant beast, weighing hundreds of pounds, awaiting some new fate or adventure. Today – thanks to craigs list- the beast found a new place to lurk. I helped it along … grunting along with the new
owner to push it up a ramp onto a trailer. Bye bye beast!
…. I was very pleased to work with Joe Montalvo and his team of tradesmen. I credit him with the way costs were contained; they ended up being very close to the estimates and allowances we assembled last July. There were surprises and complications along the way of course, but we worked together to solve problems. There is one more inspection and Joe won’t call for it until fans are installed in the crawlspace as specified. The cost of the project came out to be very close to your estimate of nearly a year ago, when initial discussions were leading up to actual drawings and specifications.
The remodel has improved the look of the house immensely. The reconfigured interior space is great, and we really like the Velux skylights you recommended. I will soon have new furniture and then the space can begin to feel like home again. The patio is especially terrific. Reorienting it along the long axis of the house, under the new trusses has made a huge difference in function and appearance.
Many thanks for getting us to this point. The house is a better fit now, and we should have many good years to enjoy it.
Always nice to get a pat on the back . Michael F. Malinowski FAIA
The QArts will be a major addition to the work of Applied Architecture, leveraging the firm’s nearby Warehouse Artist Lofts, R Street Public Market, Amaro, Bottle and Barlow and more. Applied Architecture has been one of the most active firms in laying the foundation for R Street’s lively mix of edgy loft housing, art and design, restaurant, entertainment and retail.
Michael Malinowski FAIA covered the “Architect perspective” as part of a panel of experts who examined the present and future impacts of Technology in Homes across California and the United States. He pointed out that contractors, integrators, and design professionals have a lot of work to do to get ready for 100% Net Zero Energy by 2020 as mandated in California law. Better communication is the place to start. Long Beach Convention Center, March 8th
Telling the story: marry buildings with technology
Humbled and grateful for recognition from my peers in being elevated to AIA Fellowship Malinowski-fellowship-letter.pdf