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.

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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.”

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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!

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November 1, 2021

The Tappan Receives an Honorable Mention

Last Friday, The Tappan was awarded an Honorable Mention at the AIA Cleveland Design Awards. Submissions were reviewed by jurors Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, Dean of The Yale School of Architecture and Partner at Deborah Berke Partners, and Noah Bilken, AIA, LEED AP also a Partner at the firm.

They commented the project is “a thoughtful urban infill project with a courtyard to foster community within the building. Nicely articulated materiality gives the building a strong street presence.” We thank the jurors and AIA Cleveland for this distinguished recognition!

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October 1, 2021

The Tappan Earns a Merit Award from AIA Ohio

The new design-forward mid-rise building in Tremont earned a Merit Award from AIA Ohio, which was revealed at the virtual ceremony last week. Juror Anne Schopf, FAIA, Design Partner at Mahlum Architects, commented on the smart planning strategy to pull-back and celebrate the urban corner. She expressed there is a pleasing separation and rhythm of openings – and applauded against overpacking the building with units, which would have made the pattern impossible. Congratulations to our project team, our collaborators, and our client, Sustainable Community Associates, for bringing this inspiring Opportunity Zone project to life. Visit our website for more images of The Tappan.

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