Leadership

Jack Alan Bialosky, Sr., AIA | Founding Principal
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925, Jack was trained at Yale University under the some of the most influential and imaginative architects of the 20th century, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. Jack earned his Masters of Architecture in 1949.

As a Lieutenant Jr. Grade in the Navy, Jack served aboard an aircraft carrier during World War II. He traveled the globe, and still declared Cleveland as one of the most opportunistic places in the world. He trained under Charles Coleman, who sparked young Jack to develop a practice of his own. At the dawn of mid-century modernism, Jack was a sole practitioner working out of his Shaker Square apartment. In 1952, Jack officially started his practice, Jack Alan Bialosky Associates, which pioneered 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.

Jack’s belief in beauty in simplicity best resonates in his portfolio of single-family residential projects. “Bialosky Homes” were some of the first modern homes regionally, trademarked with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans. Recognized for craftsmanship and design integrity, Jack’s mid-century homes to this day are prized and published as significant landmarks.

Jack is a Founding Member of the Cleveland Foundation for Architecture, and has served on State Committees for Codes and Standards. He continues to draw, paint and render majestic landscapes and structures near and far. Jack’s work was most recently exhibited in Stone, Wave, Dream: Three Artists, Three Worlds

Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP | Senior and Managing Principal
Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., the son of one of Cleveland’s first modern architects, assumed leadership of a firm widely known for its modern residential and religious projects. After working at Kallman McKinnell & Wood Architects in Boston, Jack returned to Cleveland in 1986, to initiate a 30+ year stewardship of his father’s small local firm, known today as Bialosky Cleveland. The firm 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. His legacy projects include Progressive Insurance is one of the top ten casualty insurance companies in America, boasting over $14.5 billion in premiums written with an iconic brand identity and national recognition. When Progressive experienced explosive growth over the last three decades, Bialosky faced the challenge of defining a national architectural brand for Progressive Insurance at a crucial point in the company’s history.

In addition to design awards, the firm has thrice garnered the Northcoast 99 Award, which recognizes the highest-ranked workplaces in Northeast Ohio across all sectors.  In 2009, the firm was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a Gold Medal Firm, the highest honor awarded by its peers, in recognition of great depth and breadth, a collaborative environment, and having a cumulative effect on the profession over a substantial period of time.

Jack’s career has reinforced his belief that architects have a unique responsibility to serve and strengthen their communities. His leadership transcends the context of his firm and has uplifted civic, social service, educational and faith-based communities. Jack has engineered a practice that acts on this value, and exceeds the national 1% expectation of time given back to communities by threefold. Jack’s work as a Founding Board Member, pro bono architect and strategic leader of The Gathering Place has directly improved the lives of over 35,000 people, in all 50 states and 10 countries, who have been touched by cancer. Jack presently chairs the Cleveland Design Review Commission and serves as Immediate Past President to the Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

David W. Craun AIA, LEED AP | Principal
With a Masters in Urban Design from Kent State University fresh in hand, David joined Bialosky Cleveland in 2003 as one of the firm’s most well-rounded designers. Ten years later, David distinguished himself when he earned the first intern-to-partner promotion in the firm’s history. As Principal and Director of Design, he oversees the creative process for many of the projects within the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm, from inception to completion. In 2014, David earned the Emerging Practitioner Award from AIA Cleveland, and presently serves on their Board of Directors. David was recently named to ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40, which recognizes 20 young design and construction professionals per region, under the age of 40, who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities. 

He keeps a solid foot in both the worlds of theory and practice – theory through teaching at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and practice through his work at Bialosky Cleveland.  He has led firm planning and design efforts for Crocker Park, the highly acclaimed 4,000,000 square foot mixed use center that has become a national model for New Urbanist development. He has also led in the award-winning design of The Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center at LCCC.

Paul Deutsch, AIA, LEED AP | Principal
Educated at Miami University, Paul Deutsch joined Bialosky in 1994, bringing significant and diverse experience in corporate, governmental and not for profit, mixed-use commercial developments, multi-family housing, hospitality, and industrial projects. When named a Principal in 2002, Paul also assumed the role as Chief Operating Officer, leveraging his innate proclivities for complex problem solving and team-leadership. His distinct dedication has been instrumental in expanding and advancing the firm for business in the 21st century. His experience spans nearly 30 years and encompasses a great breadth and depth of project type and scale. For the better part of a decade, he has been a key leader in designing and managing Crocker Park, a national model of vertically integrated mixed-use.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of established leaders in the community, Paul graduated from the 2014 Class of Leadership Cleveland. He has served his community as Board Chairman of the South Russell Architectural Review Board, and Chairman of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association.

Bruce Horton, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C | Principal
Bruce Horton was educated at MIT, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design and subsequently trained at Yale University for a Master of Architecture. In 2004, Bruce was named a Principal, and became a leader and mentor to the Bialosky team, with an emphasis on the technical assembly of buildings and their details. With a passion and proclivity for education, Bruce serves his alma mater as a key member of MIT’s Educational Council.

As a civic-minded architect, Bruce has led and designed immersive and efficient schools that serve K-12 students, university students and university faculty. His ability to boost the value of these schools while staying within the schedule and budget is evident in award-winning projects like Fuchs Mizrachi Day School in Beachwood, OH. Bruce is a leader in the green building and sustainability movement in Cleveland, previously chairing the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). He was one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals in the State of Ohio.  Bruce’s expertise is often solicited by clients, organizations and other architects interested in sustainability and good environmental practices.

Timothy J. Norris, PE | Principal, Director of Engineering
Timothy J. Norris established his engineering firm, Timothy J. Norris & Associates, in 1982 on the principle of delivering tailored, flexible, high-performing systems that exceed clients’ expectations. In his career, Tim has built a broad portfolio of commercial, institutional, industrial and residential projects spanning coast to coast. His practice has now merged with one of the Midwest’s most successful design firms, Bialosky Cleveland.

Tim has a reputation for leading a design approach that is keenly sensitive to budget, details, and constructability without compromising architectural integrity. With deep experience in sustainable projects, Tim brings an intrinsic value to each project through efficient systems design, including geothermal, mechanical and lighting.

Mark Olson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Principal
Throughout his career, Mark Olson has led design teams to create engaging places for people to live, learn, and be entertained. Although a Rochester native, Mark trained at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and remained in Cleveland for his career. He joined Bialosky over 20 years ago and continues to specialize in Higher Education, Multi-Family and Culinary projects.

Mark has served as Chair of the Town Hall of Cleveland, the nation’s longest consecutive-running speaker series. He presently serves on the Advisory Council for Tri-C’s Green Academy and Center of Sustainability (GACS), with the mission of training individuals in the principles of sustainability, green construction, green interior design, green business development and sustainable investing.

Paul Taylor, AIA, IIDA | Principal
Paul Taylor was made a partner in 2016, as one of the firm’s first intern-to-principal promotions. Throughout his tenure at Bialosky Cleveland, Paul has a reputation for creating simple, beautiful environments influenced by his deep understanding of constructability and sustainability. Bridging architecture and interior design, Paul is the rare multidisciplinary architect that excels at all scales of design. His exemplary design ability is reflected most recently in the headquarters for Parkwood Corporation, and Marshberry Corporation, which garnered the 2015 IIDA Design Award from the Ohio – Kentucky Chapter.

Paul firmly believes that every project, large or small, has beautiful, responsible, and sustainable options. His expertise in efficient building envelopes has led him to become actively involved in Cleveland’s Building Enclosure Council (BEC), where he co-curated Cleveland’s 2014 BEC Symposium. In addition to the Building Enclosure Council, he has served on the Shaker Square Historic Design Review Committee for the better half of a decade.