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Marvin Malecha, FAIA

  • 1.  Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-05-2020 18:51
    Let us take a moment to reflect upon Marvin’s life, he died May 4, 2020. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Jeffrey Rosenblum FAIA

  • 2.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-06-2020 17:26

    Marvin Malecha was a dear friend, and was our client many years ago in the design of the Cal Poly Pomona Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, one of the first COE Top Ten Green Buildings. He was a creative collaborator, effective educator and colleague, AIA leader, and he and his wife Cindy became personal friends. It hurts to know that he is no longer with us. Design in the sky, Marvin. We will look for your beautiful sketches on a starry night. Betsey and Brian


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  • 3.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-07-2020 21:55
    I am saddened to learn of the passing of Marvin Malecha, FAIA. While I did not know him well, his philosophy of inclusion had a direct impact on me and and opened doors that made it possible for me to give more of my time and offerings to AIA activities. His memory will remain with me.

    Walter L. Wilson, FAIA
    Glendale, Wisconsin

    Walter Wilson FAIA
    Glendale WI

  • 4.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-09-2020 05:37
    Very sad to learn passing of Marvin. I met Marvin over a decade ago when he visited Hong Kong as national president, and many times more at annual convention. He had held a broader view on culture, life, humanity. A humorous and a gentle man with a big heart. Rest In Peace Marvin.


    Ken Hau  FAIA
    Modus Architecture 

  • 5.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-08-2020 01:56
    I had the great honor of inviting Marv to head an honor awards jury for our chapter, Pasadena and Foothill.  He was a great leader and yet listened to and respected the opinions of the other four jurors.  We had an extremely successful program that year and gave out 11 awards to chapter members for their work.

    He will be greatly missed by those in Southern California who either worked with or were educated by Marv.

    James Spencer FAIA
    Consulting Architect
    James G. Spencer, AIA
    Pasadena CA

  • 6.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-06-2020 17:55
    I am so sorry to hear this. He was an amazing person and I am grateful to have known him.

    Celeste Novak FAIA
    Celeste Allen Novak Architect
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103

  • 7.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-06-2020 17:57
    Sorry to hear about Marvin - great man for the profession and mankind.  RIP.

    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC

  • 8.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-06-2020 20:10
    Goodbye, and fair rest to Marvin.
    It was always such a joy to see him and talk to him.  Joy being one of my indicators for him.
    I will indeed miss him.

    In deep respect to his family,

    Michael Willis FAIA, NOMA

    Michael Willis FAIA
    Oakland CA

  • 9.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-06-2020 20:16
    In losing several giants in our profession recently,one hits me very personally. Marvin was a good friend and an encourager who during my time with him although short ,was very rewarding and thoughtful. He taught me through his book entitled ''Reconfiguration"in the study and practice of design and architecture,'' that he presented to the AIA board of directors in 03-03-03,"that design becomes the ideal meeting place for individuals from many disciplines resulting in an a very enriching and rewarding experience''.He was a champion in promoting collaboration and  bridging the gap between education and the profession. Rest in Peace my learned friend.

    Martin Santini, FAIA
    Englewood Cliffs ,New Jersey

  • 10.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-07-2020 09:15
    Jeffery & Colleagues:

    Absolutely we need to reflect on the life of Marvin and the myriad of contributions he made to architectural education, the AIA and the College of Fellows.  Most of all ... I will remember him for his intellect, insights, leadership skills and being a gentleman.

    Rest well, my friend; you have finished the race and will not be forgotten.
    Tony Costello, FAIA
    Irving Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Ball State University

  • 11.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-09-2020 11:54
    Early on in my efforts to reach out to schools of architecture about the value of the community college architecture program graduates, Marvin Malecha supported this "alternate" pathway to the profession.  He was supportive and encouraging of our work to improve the transfer of credits to the schools as we worked to increase as well the diversity within the studio and profession.
    He got it and his innovative ideas at NCSU and at the New School of Design demonstrated his open, curious, and eager mind.
    He was an inspiration to me to keep on searching for new ways to expand our vision of architectural educaion.

    ... Randy A. Steiner FAIA
    Founder, Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs [CCCAP]
    Professor Emerita, Montgomery College Architecture Program

    Randy A. Steiner FAIA
    Founder, Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs [CCCAP]
    Chevy Chase, MD

  • 12.  RE: Marvin Malecha, FAIA

    Posted 05-09-2020 14:50
    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Marvin.  Architectural Education and the profession has lost a "Giant" in the field.  May he Rest In Peace.

    Michael J. Buono, FAIA
    Emeritus Professor/Director
    Hammons School of Architecture
    Drury University
    Emeritus Professor/Associate Dean
    Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
    University of Arkansas