It’s quite the journey to do a ‘whole house remodel’ … but the big return is to enjoy the final space, views, and character. This transformation will take a very dated cut up home that was originally a series of boxes with windows and open things up very dramatically. South Sacramento, contractor Josh Hermann; design by Applied Architecture Inc, MF Malinowski FAIA
Can you imagine behind your private and spacious backyard: an ‘owner’ full 2 car garage with attached shop and home brewery, and a separate private ‘tenant’ garage to accompany a 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment with a private balcony, pop out glassy eating nook, spacious master suite, great room with island kitchen and entertainment wall … taking shape through Applied Architecture, the ADU experts for Midtown Sacramento
We got word today that the National Park Service has approved the Bel-Vue historic rehabilitation project for the federal Historic Tax Credits! Another one added to Applied Architecture’s 100% success rate for technical Secretary of Interior Standard / ‘Part 3’ Final Approvals.
Subject: Bel Vue Apartments, Part 3 decision
July 8, 2020
PROPERTY: The Bel Vue Apartments, 1117-1123 8th Street, Sacramento, Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT NUMBER: 36232
APPLICATION: Part 3
The National Park Service (NPS) has reviewed your Historic Preservation Certification Applications – Part 3- Request for Certification of Completed Work for the property cited above and has determined that the completed rehabilitation meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
Technical Preservation Services
National Park Service
Two mirror image homes taking shape right now in Curtis park – on tiny 40 x 40 parcels. This is urban infill in action! These are four bedroom 3 bath with 2 car attached garages, a bit more than 2000 sq ft each in liveable area. The rendering shows where we’re headed with an Applied Architecture transitional design motif.
Hard to believe it’s been a dozen years since we brought the Eclectic Center to life! It’s roots were as humble as humble gets – a run-down strip center with absolutely zero character. A new developer/owner gave us a ‘wild card’ to transform a fully occupied set of plain boxes into whatever we could imagine … a wild and crazy composition: what fun!
Bradshaw at Folsom Blvd in Sacramento.
Applied Architecture Inc
Michael F. Malinowski FAIA
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!
A whole house remodel and expansion in Davis just completed . a happy customer, a new look, much more space including a family room and ground floor master suite, better flow, same great neighborhood and neighbors. Sweet! Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc
Hi Mike, Time flies quickly but just wanted to send a photo of he house and invite you to stop by any time to see the finished product. We are very pleased with how it turned out! Stephanie
Another very challenging project that teams Applied Architecture with CFY development for historic adaptive reuse affordable housing / mixed use in a prime downtown location. National Register listed property of very high historic importance, with tremendous intact character.
This project is still a personal favorite; it was a remodel of a pitched roof home actually but the final design has no visible compromise to pre-project conditions. Of course in reality working with pre-project conditions were a major driver to keeping project on budget. Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc
Our City and urban areas everywhere suffered a great loss when Ali Youssefi passed away. At only 35, Ali was already shaping our urban landscape in profound ways, and his influence will resonate for decades. Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc President Streamline Institute Inc 2016 AIA California President 2012-2014 AIA National Director 2008 President AIA Central Valley 2007 Chair Sacramento Development Oversight Commission 2550 X Street Sacramento CA 95818 Corner of 26th and X 916 456 2656 voice 916 456 1050 fax
A bungalow in Elmhurst is to be lifted and receive a new story at the ground level.
Q Arts Lofts along the R Street Corridor receives a few design updates. An additional story was added along with some updates to the side and rear elevations
We have had the honor of working with Ali Youssefi on many urban infill projects … what a tragedy that he is gone so early in his career!
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.
Before and after photos of Kitchen, Bathroom and Wet Bar.
MFMalinowski FAIA joins panel sharing pain points in the techhome landscape
A wonderful celebration of a great project outcome, hosted by the homeowners Wes and Rhonda Herman with invites extended to Architect Michael Malinowski, FAIA, Contractor George Henley and their entire crew and support subcontractors! Fantastic BBQ in a spectacular setting.
Applied Architecture is excited to see successful completion of our designs for the new homes on Nicasio Lane. This neo-craftsman courtyard was developed by Tom Vilhauer, a block from our offices on 27th Street just off Broadway. Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc President Streamline Institute Inc Contributing Editor California Buildings News 2016 AIA California President 2012-2014 AIA National Director 2008 President AIA Central Valley 2007 Chair Sacramento Development Oversight Commission 2550 X Street Sacramento CA 95818 Corner of 26th and X 916 456 2656 voice 916 456 1050 fax
Renderings of an East Sac home that received a garage and master suite addition as well as an update to the exterior.
Getting to Yes: use of the AMMR process FRA-636_MID-ATLANTIC_WSF_DirMail_Aug2017-H_WEB.PDF
Renderings of the proposed addition to this midtown bungalo and a new accessory structure to match it.
Grand opening of the Midtown Business Assn’s cool new space, designed by Applied Architecture of course!
Applied Architecture Inc and Michael F. Malinowski FAIA: Architect for historic adaptive reuse of the National Register listed heritage property Bel-Vue in downtown Sacramento.
Applied Architecture is bringing a classic design sensibility to the interior of the Historic Bel-Vue. Tenants are going to be able to enjoy a prime downtown location, just a block from the arena and all the nightlife restaurants and action . and balance that with a thoughtful conversation or serenely quiet read in the well appointed lobby which brings back the historic crown molding and double height ceilings.
The latest adventure that capitalizes on the unique skills of Applied Architecture and CFY Development: bringing the long abandoned Bel-Vue back to Life! This National Register listed historic treasure will once again be a thriving place to live, dine and contribute to the lively Downtown Sacramento scene! In Permit Processing now with construction to launch this Summer.
Michael F Malinowski FAIA of Applied Architecture was pleased to be a foundational member of the design team for the upcoming Boulevard Retail project at Fair Oaks and Howe. This infill site being developed by Petrovich Inc is the highest visibility intersection in the region. The project was designed to be ‘one of a kind’ from the ground, with Applied Architecture crafting the nuanced details of the developer’s selected ‘Tuscan’ theme.
We were proud and humbled to find that Our ‘Globe Mill’ Project was selected to be on the program cover for the AIA Central Valley’s Chapter’s upcoming 75th Year Celebration. Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc AIA2017_Cover_FinalProof.pdf
Design options for the interior of an historic structure in downtown Sacramento!
2017 04 02 MFM leads Emerging Professionals on a discovery tour of the warehouse artist lofts Michael F. Malinowski FAIA President, Applied Architecture Inc President Streamline Institute Inc Contributing Editor California Buildings News 2016 AIA California President 2012-2014 AIA National Director 2008 President AIA Central Valley 2007 Chair Sacramento Development Oversight Commission 2550 X Street Sacramento CA 95818 Corner of 26th and X 916 456 2656 voice 916 456 1050 fax
Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks! Renderings of the proposed addition and exterior makeover give new life to this existing home.
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
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
Humbled and grateful for recognition from my peers in being elevated to AIA Fellowship Malinowski-fellowship-letter.pdf
Designs for this spectacular riverfront addition continue to move forward as old is merged with new!