SOURCE: The American Institute of Architects, California Council

The American Institute of Architects, California Council

November 30, 2009 17:30 ET

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, (AIACC) Acknowledges and Supports Historic Preservation, Restoration and Renovation

The Historic Globe Mills Grain Processing Facility and Architect Michael Malinowski, AIA, Are the Recipients of Several Design Awards in 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Historic preservation and renovation provides a great value to California communities, and to future generations. Architect Michael Malinowski, AIA, believes in that value. One of Malinowski's projects, designed by him and his firm, Applied Architecture, is the historic Globe Mills, in Sacramento. The design and renovation has won numerous design awards for the rehabilitation of this historic grain processing facility. The project renovation included 114,000 square feet, and that did not include the old grain silos, which are still standing, and actually remain a part of the complex. The cost to renovate was $38 million. The ground breaking for the project was in 2005, and the renovation was complete in June 2008. It is now a multi-housing facility.

When Malinowski was asked what his vision was when taking on the project, he stated, "My goal was to embrace the industrial heritage of the site, while also immersing the tenants into that history. During its operating years as a grain processing facility, many machines were utilized. The workers were part of that machine as well; it was not uncommon for workers to move around the facility as an integral part of the mechanics of the grain processing. My vision was to re-develop the Globe Mill as a machine in which to live. Therefore, the decoration is not heavy, and the history is integrated into every portion of the building."

The Globe Mills projects and Malinowski, recently were awarded the National Housing and Rehabilitation Associations (NH&RA) annual J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation. There were only ten 2009 recipients in the nation. The Globe Mills project won an impressive award for the "best rehabilitation project involving New Construction."

California Construction, a McGraw-Hill publication, which annually honors California's top construction and design projects, also awarded the Globe Mills with a "Best of 2009" award in the category of Restoration and Renovation.

The AIACC congratulates Applied Architecture and Michael Malinowski, AIA, for the many impressive accomplishments and achievements. To read more about the Globe Mills, visit applied, or

The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs, and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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