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

April 17, 2020

In Memory of
Jack Alan Bialosky, Sr.

It’s with a heavy heart we share that Jack Alan Bialosky, Sr. passed away Tuesday evening at his home at Judson Manor. He was 94 years young.

“Mr. B” founded this practice in 1951, then in his mid-twenties, in his small Shaker Square apartment. He was a daring architect, a brilliant painter, and a great storyteller. He prioritized family above all else, which continues to be a tenet of our firm today. We would not be together if not for him.

He would sometimes say “During the war I traveled the world, but no city is better than Cleveland”. He was right. Always keep home in your heart.

Mr. B’s story, in his own words, was recorded as part of the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Whether you knew him well or did not have the chance to, this interview will give us all a reason to smile.

Jack and his wife, Marilyn Bartow Bialosky z”l

JACK ALAN BIALOSKY, SR. MILESTONE PROJECTS

Suburban Temple, 1954

 

Kendis Residence, 1955

 

The May Company, 1957

 

Goulder Residence, 1959

 

Progressive Insurance, 1976

 

Miller Residence, 1985

 

 

 

Obituary: Jack Alan Bialosky, Sr. (1925–2020)

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Share your favorite stories, memories, and quotes from Jack, Sr.

Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to
Suburban Temple-Kol Ami
22401 Chagrin Boulevard
Beachwood OH 44122
suburbantemple.org

April 10, 2020

Reinventing the Home Workspace

Working remotely can be challenging. What if the ideas of a well-designed workplace could be applied at home? Associate Principal and Workplace Specialist Tracy Sciano Vajskop will answer questions in a short series on designing the home workspace.

Follow us on our social media for answers to common questions!

View the April Issue of our newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/reinventing-the-home-workspace

 

March 16, 2020

Something New For 2020

Today we are thrilled to share our new website. It celebrates a design firm that thrives on imagination, curiosity, and hard work. We prominently feature the stories behind our people, projects, and ideas. We hope you explore and enjoy.

View the March Issue of our newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/something-new-for-2020

February 14, 2020

An Agricultural Past Inspires A Modern Public Library

Informed by the city’s agricultural history, Avon’s reimagined public library reflects a modern silhouette that draws inspiration from the area’s historic homes and greenhouses. The initial design was presented on February 3rd and resonated with the public. “We really want to spark the imagination to the fact that this is not just a larger version of what is there now, but something that will truly be reimagined,” said Principal Aaron Hill. Read the coverage, view more renderings, and see public comments on The Morning Journal and The Chronicle. City of Avon residents will vote on the levy to fund the project on March 17th.

View the February Issue of our newsletter here:
https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/an-agricultural-past-inspires-a-modern-public-library