September 2, 2020

Cleveland’s Beloved RainForest is Crowned with a New High-Tech Dome

One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions, The RainForest at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is a magnificent two-acre, two level habitat to more than 10,000 plants and over 600 animals from the jungles of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. With inhabitants safely relocated, the obsolete dome was replaced with a new one, with a state-of-the-art ETFE membrane, improving lighting, energy efficiency, and animal habitats. The $1.75 million project is on schedule for completion this fall.

Read Cleveland Zoological Society’s blog post for a Q&A on the project and construction photos.

*Photo Source: Cleveland Metroparks

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August 11, 2020

2020 Honor Award Announcement

AIA Ohio has announced Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA as the recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal, the highest honor the organization can bestow on a member. The jury notes Bialosky’s career “has skillfully woven all three aspects of [the award criteria,] design, leadership and service throughout his firm’s work and personal contributions to the profession and beyond.”

AIA Ohio also honored Hallie Crouch, Assoc. AIA with an inaugural AIA Ohio Emerging Professional Award, citing her accomplishments in practice, marketing, and building diversity and inclusion in the profession. Jack, Hallie, and their fellow AIA Ohio Honor Award recipients will celebrate in a virtual ceremony in the fall.

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July 7, 2020

First Look: The Lincoln

The Lincoln, set to open in 2021, bridges the residential park-scape of Tremont’s Lincoln Park with the industrial railways that flank the neighborhood’s borders. The mixed-use complex offers 83 apartments, a mix of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units atop commercial space along Scranton Road. Cool gray masonry reveals expansive window openings with lush integrated planter boxes. The architecture draws residents outside through private balconies and cozy outdoor lounges with direct views of Cleveland’s skyline.

We are thrilled to again be working with Sustainable Community Associates on another transformative community-driven project.

Read more about The Lincoln on

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June 8, 2020

Masonic TempleLive Hotel to Create Dynamic Presence in Midtown

Set to open in 2022, Dream Hotel Group's debut Cleveland hotel will connect to the historic Masonic Temple, and sit atop the new TempleLive music venue on Euclid Avenue. The completed hotel will feature 207 stylish guest rooms, multiple dining and nightlife venues, a fitness center, and event space.

"Bialosky's striking design of the new hotel and parking lot structure adjacent to the existing Masonic Temple evolved from a simple hotel bar elevated above the adjacent historic structure, the design of the building draws inspiration from the collective energy of the crowds that will fuel performers at the Masonic Auditorium." —HospitalityNet

We are looking forward to working alongside our partners Dream Hotels, Beaty Capital Group, Arkinetics, and Cleveland Construction.

Read HospitalityNet's article for an in-depth introduction to the project.

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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, 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


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

*Residential Image by The Young Team

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