About this Site

Site developed by Michael F. Malinowski AIA and Applied Architecture Inc.  

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Michael Malinowski AIA is president of Applied Architecture Inc. Since 1980, he has been providing adaptive historic re-use, urban infill, affordable housing, single family residential, and commercial revitalization design solutions. Projects include Galt Place (GaltCA, 2011), a mixed use urban infill project with a wood podium design featured in WoodWorks presentations and white paper; Globe Mill (SacramentoCA, 2008), an award winning historic adaptive re-use of an abandoned urban mill for senior housing; and Hotel Stockton (StocktonCA, 2006), award winning adaptive reuse of a National Historic Register property as affordable housing mixed use.

An alumnus of the University of Michigan Mike has been involved with the AIA for over 30 years.  Prior to his election to the AIA National Board in 2011 Michael served as VP Communications for AIA California Council where he launched a CMS web platform, social networking, and virtual meeting protocols.  In 2009 Michael was presented the National AIA Grassroots Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution – Organizational Efficiency for his work on virtual meetings.


President of the AIA Central Valley Chapter (2008), Mike founded  “CodeConversation” Program (2003-present) which helped build a partnership between the AIACV and regional building jurisdictions.  Michael has served the City of Sacramento for decades, chairing the Development Oversight Commission (1997-2007), Preservation Board (1985-1990), and Design Review Board (1980-1985).  Process streamlining has been an on-going focus of his public service.

Mike has educated and informed citizens in his community about what architects do through diverse classes, presentations, and non-profit probono service.  In 2008 Michael was named one of the Sacramento Region “100 Most Influential Persons” (Sacramento Magazine).

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