July 1, 2022

Progress Continues at Library Lofts in University Circle

Construction continues at the Library Lofts in University Circle as part of the Circle Square Development. Sitting atop the new two-story MLK Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, Library Lofts has a façade design inspired by a thoughtfully arranged bookshelf that creates a variety of textures, tones, and transparencies. Work is currently underway on the concrete podium and foundation, comprised of drilled piers, grade beams, and 4’-0” x 1’-6” rectangular columns. Once complete, Library Lofts will rise 11 stories above Euclid Avenue, providing 207 market rate apartments.

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June 1, 2022

The Pearl Receives Schematic Approval From Near West Design Review

Bialosky Cleveland presented refined plans for The Pearl, a 130-unit mixed-use apartment building, to Cleveland's Near West Design Review Committee (NWDR) on June 8, where it received unanimous Schematic Design Approval. Located on the southern edge of the Duck Island neighborhood at the intersection of West 25th Street and Columbus Road, the eight-story building provides dramatic views of downtown, the Cuyahoga River Valley, and adjacent neighborhoods.

The NWDR committee applauded the architectural design and its multi-modal sensitive site planning, which proposes redesigning the high-traffic West 25th and Columbus Road intersection creating a "lily-pad" like the public plaza and small park space. This new public amenity coordinates with the Greater Cleveland RTA 25Connects project, which turns West 25th Street into a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor and the Cleveland Metropark's nearby Redline Greenway multi-use path.

The Pearl will be presented to the Cleveland City Planning Commission for final schematic approval on Friday, June 17. We are excited to continue our collaboration with project developer Realife Group t0 bring this innovative project to Cleveland’s Near West Side!

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May 1, 2022

Conceptual Design and Master Plan Approved for New Euclid Waterfront Beach House

The conceptual master planning and design for the new public Waterfront Beach House in Euclid, OH was recently approved by Euclid’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Architectural Review Board and adopted as part of the City of Euclid Master Plan. The first two phases included a new waterfront pier at Sims Park and a 3/4-mile-long multi-use trail along the Lake Erie shoreline. As construction of Phase II nears completion, Euclid’s transformed lakefront opens the water’s edge for new public access while stabilizing an eroding shoreline.

Created in collaboration with a steering committee of residents, business owners, and civic leaders, the Waterfront Project Phase III Master Plan provides a framework for developing a public amenity building that anchors the eastern terminus of Euclid’s waterfront trail. Envisioned as a three-level 12,700 SF facility, the conceptual design features multiple public viewing decks, gathering and recreational spaces, accommodations for multiple concessions and food services from a centralized kitchen, maintenance facility spaces and the ability to operate year-round. We’re excited to work with community members to create a space that reimagines the shoreline and allows users to experience Lake Erie.

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April 1, 2022

Revitalized Shaker Heights Public Library Becomes People-Focused Community Hub

Shaker Heights Public Library (SHPL) has been a pillar in the Shaker Heights community for 80 years. Ranked in the top 2% of libraries its size nationally, SHPL is a valued public resource that is utilized by four out of five Shaker residents. Housed in a former elementary school, the Main Library building posed challenges to implementing updated library functions and technology. All of Bialosky’s disciplines (architecture, interior design, environmental graphic design, and engineering) harmonized to transform the existing building into a modern, people-focused community hub for learning and collaborating.

Informed by resident feedback, the design prioritizes the tight-knit community by creating a central “town square” by opening the existing two-story atrium.  A new elegant connecting stair creates quick access to the second floor meeting rooms and reading room.  Above the stair sits an 8’ tall x 60’ long custom acoustic wall graphic that captures Shaker Heights’s unique houses, public buildings, and rich greenery.

The new circulation celebrates the building’s history by repurposing the trim and the clock from the main stage of the elementary school auditorium. The children’s area playfully highlights the neighborhood’s diverse housing types.  With a combination of millwork, furniture, and custom wall graphics, the space comes to life while also creating special nooks for children to enjoy a good book. Community spaces are designed for all ages and abilities and host flexible collaboration areas, quiet study rooms, comfortable seating, and ubiquitous connection to technology.

We are thankful to be a part of this transformative project and look forward to continuing our work at the Shaker Heights Public Library Bertram branch.

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March 1, 2022

New Glenn Research Support Building Re-Centers NASA’s Campus

In a collaboration with Andrea Steele Architecture and Ten Arquitectos, Bialosky is excited to announce the completion of the new NASA Research Support Building in Cleveland! Inspired by space exploration and satellites, the floating linear building was designed as a sustainable, collaborative hub at the heart of the Glenn Research Center. The LEED Gold project re-centers and re-connects the campus with shared resources for the research center and NASA at large.

The multi-department facility includes 200 fluid workspaces, an exchange store, dining facility, training rooms, meeting rooms, a gallery, and an open plaza for events and the campus community. As workplaces continue to evolve, the synergetic hub provides a central location for the NASA community to collaborate and support one another.

We're so thankful to all of our collaborative partners who helped to bring this project to life!

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