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.

View the April Issue of the newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/april_enews-5762520

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!

View the March Issue of the newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/march_enews-5754844

February 1, 2022

Under Construction: Crouse Hall Addition and Renovation to Serve the Sciences

The Geoscience and Physics Center at the University of Akron is going vertical with structural steel now being placed on the deep pier foundations required by this challenging site. The extensive renovation of Crouse Hall includes everything from new windows, insulation, and finishes to a complete replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems to serve the highly complex lab program. Once complete, renovations to the original 1948 building will bring two large auditoriums, new classrooms and a dynamic entry lobby to improve efficiency, safety and comfort in the heart of campus.

View the February Issue of the newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/feb_enews-5736060

January 1, 2022

Bialosky Announces Six Promotions, Including a New Partner

Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP remarks, “We have come through a challenging year with flying colors in no small part because of these individuals. While they represent a range of disciplines and foci— practice management, project management, architecture, engineering, and marketing— all these talents fall under the umbrella of design. Be it design thinking, design integration, or design excellence, these individuals have channeled their strengths and passions to better the practice, projects, and the profession. We are extraordinarily proud of Brandon Garrett, who is named a Partner and shareholder after 20 years of service at the firm.”

View the January Issue of the newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/jan_enews-5704180

December 1, 2021

Hospitality Management Facility at University of South Carolina Earns Merit Award

The Hospitality Management Facility at University of South Carolina – Beaufort has earned a Merit Award from AIA South Carolina. The 40,000 SF facility was designed in collaboration with Liollio Architecture and serves as a new resource for Hospitality and Culinary education in Hilton Head Island’s thriving hospitality industry. Congratulations to the project team!

View the December Issue of the newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/dec_enews-5697228