Last Friday I put together a small informal internal lunch and learn for the BPA staff in which we looked at and discussed digital fabrication equipment and construction techniques. Based off of the course that I taught at Kent State University last semester, the discussion of various techniques and uses in architectural applications became very exciting. We also began to discuss and share how the process of scripting and parametric design could impact our design. I shared various precedent from firms such as SHoP Architects, design work by Alex Hogrefe, and even included some of my own work on a new bookshelf that is in process. Feel free to walk through the Prezi Presentation below!
Bialosky + Partners, one of the Midwest’s leading architecture / design firms is seeking a talented and motivated Graphic Designer for print and web projects that innovatively represent the Cleveland based firm. We aim to find a candidate who can balance finding creative solutions, while meeting deadlines.
Weekly tasks include assisting our Marketing Director with graphically rich proposals and presentations, digital marketing initiatives, engaging website / blog content, email blasts, social media, onesheeters, promotional products and marketing collateral, including visual case-studies of our work.
The Graphic Designer primarily supports the Marketing Director and Business Development Director in completing these efforts, with the ability to grow into larger design opportunities within the firm. This is a full-time paid position with benefits.
4 year relevant degree
1-3 years of graphic design experience
Adobe CS Creative Cloud
Creative problem-solving skills
Precision in design execution
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strengths in typography and web/print design
A hearty interest in architecture / interior design / environmental design
Basic Photography experience is a plus
Basic Understanding of WordPress is a plus
Basic Understanding of HTML is a plus
Basic Understanding of SEO is a plus
Strong Portfolio of Design Samples Required
David Craun, Principal
Bialosky + Partners Architects (BPA) is excited to once again participate in this year’s Cleveland 2014 Canstruction Design/Build competition which benefits the Cleveland Foodbank during their Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Canstruction is a national charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society of Design Administration devoted to increasing public perception of hunger through gallery-style sculpture of canned goods in public locations. (Below please find photos of BPA structures from previous years.)
With the help of our sponsors last year:
· BPA raised a total of $4,557!
· Our sculpture included over 5,500 canned goods, all of which have been donated to the Cleveland Foodbank.
· Constructing the sculpture took 6 hours & 14 team members
· After purchasing all required items for our sculpture, we were thrilled to have the ability to contribute an additional $120 cash donation to the Cleveland Foodbank.
· Our team’s sculpture, featuring Farshid Moussavi’s design of the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), was given the title “can-spirit” for most amount of cans and team enthusiasm!
This year, our goal is to have our sculpture consist of 6,000 cans (or cost approximately $5,000)! We respectfully request a donation of $250-500 as a company or $50.00 as an individual. However, your generosity at any amount will be greatly appreciated as we try and reach our goal. Your contributions will be recognized on signage next to our sculpture during the exhibit and featured in our BPA Cleveland Design Blog.Please follow the link below to place a donation to help us build our structure!
Our sculpture will be on display at Beachwood Place Mall from March 21st to March 30th, 2014. We kindly request any assistance you could provide by Monday, March 3, 2014.
Please accept our gratitude for your time, thought, and consideration. We look forward to the potential collaboration with you for this charitable event.
Dollar signs ($$,$$$,$$$) are what every College administrator imagines at the mention of a new Culinary Arts Program. Its launch may be one of, if not the most costly investment an institution of higher learning can make. For these reasons and more, its recipe must be artfully constructed with consideration given to both the end user and community’s palettes. Its conception must be artfully balanced to satisfy the institution’s curriculum needs, the technologically entrenched student user’s expectations and prospective donor philanthropic objectives. The development of such a facility affords opportunities for public outreach, rectifying existing campus master planning shortfalls, and the development of synergistic opportunities between existing internal and external College partnerships.
At first glance, the creation of a new or revival of an existing culinary arts program appears self-contained and finite, when in fact it is quite the contrary. Many of a College’s existing facilities can and should be evaluated for their potential symbiotic relationships with your new culinary facility. Its only when your perspective elevates to 20,000 feet do these synergies truly reveal themselves. Performing art centers, conferencing centers, sports facilities, central food service, public programming, are all venues that can take advantage of and enhance a culinary program/facility. This new facility, in addition to fulfilling its primary use teaching the culinary arts, can provide the college with a marketable team-building outreach center, special event pre-function space, or an elegant on-campus restaurant to aid in its fund-raising endeavors.
In addition, this investment must exploit the potential of each space beyond its original program and consider the opportunities to utilize its physical environs for alternate educational offerings. Flexible and well-planned teaching kitchens may convert to an A-La-Carte kitchens, with a simple equipment reconfiguration, to service gala events being held in the culinary school’s new multi-purpose lounge/lecture hall/special event space. Accessory spaces normally considered off limits to students should now be seen as invaluable educational tools in support of your new culinary curriculum. Shipping and receiving areas, for example, can serve as a working sanitation and safety labs, or prep kitchens, where students attain first-hand experience receiving, inventorying, cleaning, and prepping food product. Better yet, your new program could celebrate the locally grown food movement with the inclusion of a greenhouse/garden adjacent to or on top of your new facility showcasing the advantages of locally grown produce, while at the same time reinforcing the importance of sustainable building design.
You can now imagine that these students, your students, graduate from a program with more than just the traditional culinary education but one with innovative business practices at its core, an embedded understanding of the benefits of local sustainable food communities with a creative approach that these prospective employees associate with added value.
This post was authored by Bialosky + Partners Architects Principal Mark Olson, AIA, LEED AP
For more info:
View this video produced by Lorain Community College with students, professors, and professionals discussing the opening of the Ben & Jane Culinary Arts Center and the launching of LCCC’s Culinary Arts Program:
Cuyahoga Community College offers a similar video with background on their program, focusing on the downtown Cleveland Hospitality Management Center and the Eastern Campus HMC programs, which were both designed by Bialosky + Partners:
No one told Theodore ahead of time; he just showed up to the Bike Cleveland Annual Meeting at The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern as planned, and was surprised with a very fragile translucent medallion engraved with the Guardians of Transportation – the giants that stand on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge . Theodore wears the medallion like a an Olympic Gold Medalist when he’s at the office after-hours for his second-wind.
Now, for the work behind the award- Theodore has led Bialosky + Partners in the design and planning of “The Midway”, a planning proposal generated on a pro-bono basis, that imagines Greater Cleveland and its neighborhoods threaded together by a user-friendly bike network.
The Midway will soon be launching an informational website with a deeper outline of the proposal – to re-use abandoned right-of-ways from Cleveland’s former streetcar network to form an approximately 70 to 100 mile separated cycle track network throughout Cleveland. This project is currently as aspiration conceptual design planning project, which is in addition the city of Cleveland’s commitment to add over 70 miles of bikeways to the city’s cycling infrastructure network by 2017.
Congratulations to Theodore, the rest of the supporting BPA team, and the other winners – fellow committee member and traffic engineer Melissa Thompson, and Ben Stewart. Congratulations!
Bialosky + Partners is proud to be a supporting Bike Cleveland, as they work on building livable communities by promoting all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community.
To learn about Bike Cleveland’s annual meeting, see their recap here: http://www.bikecleveland.org/2014/01/20/bike-cleveland-annual-meeting-recap/
To see a great recap of Bike Cleveland’s recent accomplishments for 2013 click here: http://www.bikecleveland.org/2013/12/31/bike-cleveland-2013-accomplishments/
Interested in becoming a member? Click here: http://bikecleveland.memberlodge.org/