April 26, 2019

How to Integrate Wellness into Your Life

Staying healthy as a busy young professional can be challenging. Between long workdays, a social life and professional goals, it can be difficult to prioritize wellness.

As an interior designer, my career has helped me to understand the importance of wellness in the workplace. While studying to attain WELL and Fitwel certifications, which focus on employee health, I learned a few healthy habits that can be implemented into any young professional's routine such as removing clutter from your workspace, taking micro-breaks throughout your day and much more.

Read the whole article here:

https://www.crainscleveland.com/young-professionals-blog/how-integrate-wellness-your-life

January 6, 2018

DesignWELL—A Recap of the Conference on Creating Wellbeing

I recently had the opportunity to attend the DesignWell conference in San Diego with fellow wellness-minded designers and architects. For those of you who didn’t make it, here are three things you missed. 

Lesson 1: People, Not Profit

Eric Corey Freed, founder of organicARCHITECT, opened the first day by issuing a challenge: to change the way we measure success. After all, the importance of a space is not how fast it turns a profit but rather the way it makes you feel. So why are we still using ROI (Return On Investment) as the primary metric of architectural success? It’s time to turn our focus to the people and start measuring success by the impact on the humans who inhabit the space.

Eric, of course, was not the only one to challenge our way of thinking. He opened the conference for a slew of speakers reminding us that we need to put the people first. A message that was woven into the fabric of every presentation: We need to humanize the conversation.

Lesson 2: Understand the People

While people over profit is an easy concept to get behind, it’s not always a clear path. As Kay Sargent so eloquently said, “We have to understand the people we are designing for and the experiences we are creating for them”.

Rex Miller, Dr. Mike O’Neill, and Phil Williams, the co-authors of “The Healthy Workplace Nudge”, suggested we focus on a new central question: Are we designing spaces that make people healthier and happier? They reminded us that the spaces we design can be a powerful tool for encouraging healthier behavior if we understand the way people will behave.

Sally Augustin, Principal at Design With Science, reminded us that we have science on our side. Even when we can’t predict how people will behave, science has taught us the physiological and neurological impact of our environments. By understanding the science we can shape the way people feel in our spaces.

Lesson 3: It Takes a Village

In the murmurings between sessions and the dialogues during Q+A, we kept coming back to the same question: How do we change an entire industry? Tim Conway, VP of Sustainable Development for Shaw Industries, reminded us that it will take more than one person. We must work together to do better. Along with Veronica Schreibeis-Smith stating, “We can do better - today, not tomorrow”.

For more information on this topic, DesignWell has provided the presentations of the event's speakers at their website.

December 28, 2017

How Nontraditional Partnerships Can Benefit Your Project

Mark Olson, writes on the value of creative partnerships. Learn how strategic collaborations, including public-private partnerships, have advanced diverse projects in his article for Smart Business magazine.

Read the whole article here:
http://www.sbnonline.com/article/how-nontraditional-partnerships-can-benefit-your-next-project/

July 20, 2017

Bialosky Takes Home National Award of Excellence from SMPS

SMPS National Marketing Communication Awards 

Last week, Bialosky's marketing team headed to Indianapolis for the 2017 Society of Marketing Professional Services Marketing Communication Awards—part of SMPS's annual Build Business Conference. This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) recognize the individuals and teams who create outstanding communication vehicles for architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms.

This year's MCA Finalists were announced in June, but it was at the awards ceremony Thursday night in Indianapolis that SMPS revealed the Award of Excellence in each category.

We submitted in the Corporate Identity category for our recent rebranding efforts. The finalists in our category included:

Bialosky Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
Sasaki, Watertown, Massachusetts
Hafer Architects, Evansville, Indiana
NAC Architecture, Seattle, Washington

 

Competition was steep, but in the end, we came out on top! We're excited to share this win with our team and we're honored to be recognized amongst some of the most creative firms in the country.

You can find a list of all Award of Excellence and Award of Merit Winners in SMPS's Press Release here and their entries here. Congratulations to all!

 

What We Saw in Indy

 

 

April 3, 2017

Featured Voice: Young Yet Out of Time

Bialosky's own Hallie DelVillan, Assoc. AIA, AIGA wrote for Crain's Cleveland last week on the topic "Young Yet Out of Time". An interesting read for all young professionals (and even the older ones).

Well done, Hallie!

Read the whole article here:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170331/BLOGS05/170339953/young-yet-out-of-time