May 6, 2020

The Modernist Houses of Jack Bialosky, Sr.

We are delighted to share an expanded, detailed article by Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Steve Litt on our late founder’s early midcentury residences. Jack Bialosky, Sr.’s residences stand with “an earth-hugging humility, a serene clarity and a sense of restrained, quiet confidence.” Many of these residences were subsequently renovated by the firm over the years, even in a change of homeowners, to preserve their architectural character. The article shares insights from diverse generations of homeowners and what Jack, Sr.’s homes meant to them. 

In anticipation of the article, we created a simple map that curates his mid-century modern homes in Shaker Heights, OH. We are overjoyed to learn that since this map was published by cleveland.com, people have used it for walking tours and windshield tours. We share it again here for those looking for an uplifting outdoor architectural adventure.

Read the full article: "Appreciating the modernist houses of architect Jack Bialosky Sr.: space, light, and the quiet modesty of suburban Jewish assimilation" on cleveland.com.

DRIVING TOUR ROUTES

See directions for Shaker Heights Driving Tour Part 1
See directions for Shaker Heights Driving Tour Part 2

*Residential Image by The Young Team

View the May Issue of our newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/the-modernist-houses-of-jack-bialosky-sr

January 2, 2019

Bialosky Announces 7 New Promotions

Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP remarks that “these talented individuals have strengthened our firm culture, design excellence, and technical aptitude. I applaud their extraordinary hard work and professional growth. We welcome Brian Meng as an Associate Principal and respect him as composed and confident leader who is a role model for us all.”

October 4, 2018

We’re Hiring an All-Star Administrative Assistant!

We're Hiring!

Bialosky is looking for an outgoing and intellectually-curious self-starter to join our team as a full-time Administrative Assistant who will positively contribute to our modern workplace. See the full listing and apply on our Careers Page.

July 11, 2017

Bialosky Cleveland Announces New Associate Principal with Employee Promotions

We are excited to congratulate four Bialosky team members on their recent promotions within the firm.

Tracy Sciano Vajskop IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
Associate Principal
Tracy Sciano Vajskop, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to Associate Principal and continues to be the firm’s Senior Interior Designer. Vajskop has been instrumental in blurring the lines between architecture and interior design within the practice. Vajskop has been critical to the success of projects such as The Roberta A. Smith University Library at Muskingum University, which garnered an IIDA Award for Best Education Project at the 2016 AIA/IIDA Cleveland Design Awards.

Jerry DeJesus
Senior Associate
Jerry DeJesus has been promoted to Senior Associate. With a career of over 30 years in the industry, DeJesus has been a leading HVAC Designer for many diverse projects such as the award-winning ASM International Headquarters and newly-completed Western Reserve Distillery. He has emerged as a pivotal team member of the firm’s strategic planning process, specifically to strengthen multidisciplinary integration.

Jon Spring RA
Associate
Jon Spring, RA has been promoted to Associate. As an exceptional designer, Spring presently serves as Project Architect for USCB’s new Hospitality Management Center and SUNY Broome’s Culinary Arts Center within Binghamton’s historic 1904 Carnegie Library. In his two years at Bialosky Cleveland, he has helped expand the firm’s technologies, including Virtual Reality.

Jeremy Smith AIA
Associate
Jeremy Smith, AIA has been promoted to Associate. As a newly registered architect, Smith has played a key role in the success of projects such as the highly-anticipated Tri-C Campus Center. Smith serves on the Outreach Council for AIA Cleveland, and is the author of the popular Cleveland Architecture Coloring Book. He was recently named to the “Top 25 Under 35” by The Cleveland 20/30 Club.

Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP remarks that “these talented individuals have strengthened our firm culture, design excellence, and technical aptitude. I applaud their extraordinary hard work and professional growth. We welcome Tracy as a deserving and personable Associate Principal and look forward to her next chapter of firm leadership.”


Image: (From Left to Right) Jeremy Smith, Jerry DeJesus, Tracy Sciano Vajskop, Jon Spring

February 10, 2017

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr. to the College of Fellows

Bialosky Cleveland congratulates Senior and Managing Principal, Jack Alan Bialosky Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP who has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ distinguished College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession and society. Jack will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, FL.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, approximately 3 percent are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more nomination categories; Jack was recognized for advancing Practice at a national scale.

After graduating Yale University and working and teaching in Boston, Jack returned to Cleveland in 1986 to begin stewardship of Bialosky Cleveland, who is known 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 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. His leadership of the firm has extended to the planning and design of corporate campuses for Progressive Insurance which established a national architectural brand and helped propel the company’s explosive growth. At Crocker Park, in Westlake, Ohio, Jack has led the efforts to build a downtown heart for a city that challenged the notion of “urban living” being exclusive to metropolises, and serves as a national model of vertically integrated mixed-use.

Throughout his career, Jack has earned widespread respect as a trusted community leader and facilitator, helping to found non-profits, such as The Gathering Place, a cancer support agency, and to save others, such as The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, through strategic planning and design. Jack has served under four successive mayors as a key leader and primary architectural voice on behalf of the city, shaping major development for commercial, institutional and civic projects. Presently, Jack is the Chair of the Downtown Cleveland Design Review.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.