Trained under some of the most influential and imaginative architects of the 20th century, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn, Jack Alan Bialosky began as a sole practitioner in Cleveland in 1949, producing early modernist residential and commercial projects. In 1951, Bialosky started his practice, Jack Alan Bialosky Associates, which helped pioneer Modernism in the region. His legacy projects include Suburban Temple Kol Ami, a feat of modern religious architecture and for whom he continues to be a life-long steward; and The May Company, the striking iconic structure built in concert with Victor Gruen, the nation’s leading retail architect and urbanist at the time. Mid-century “Bialosky Homes” were some of the first modern homes regionally, and to this day, are prized and published as significant landmarks.
After extensive work in Boston, Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr. returned to Cleveland in 1986 to join his father’s practice and initiate a 30+ year stewardship of the firm, known today as Bialosky Cleveland. Milestones include Progressive Insurance Campus I & II, where Bialosky faced the challenge of defining a national architectural brand for Progressive Insurance at a crucial point in the company’s history, and Crocker Park, a 3 million sf “city within a city”.
Bialosky Cleveland has a longstanding reputation for the quality of its designs, the trust of their clients, the longevity of its staff, and the diversity of its portfolio. In 2009, the firm was awarded the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award in recognition of the firm’s ability to operate across disciplinary boundaries, with a mastery of knowledge over a substantial period of time.