September 26, 2016

Bialosky Receives National Marketing Excellence Award

Firms from all corners of America came to represent their firms at the Arizona Biltmore, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Industry leaders from all corners of America came to represent their firms at the Arizona Biltmore, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Over the weekend, Marketing Director, Hallie DelVillan and Graphic Designer, Chelsey Finnimore accepted the 2016 Zweig Group Marketing Excellence Award at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix on behalf of Bialosky Cleveland. Bialosky placed 3rd nationally in the Integrated Marketing category for our refreshed  branding and marketing strategy.

Winners in our category include:

  1. Hickok Cole Architects
  2. WGI
  3. Bialosky Cleveland
  4. EAPC
  5. JLG Architects
Bialosky's integrated marketing, including branding, environmental graphics, vision and values, and digital presence, garnered a national award from the AEC industry.

Bialosky's integrated marketing, including branding, environmental graphics, vision and values, and digital presence, garnered a national award from the AEC industry.

It is an honor to be recognized by our peers for the hard-work and dedication our people have put forth in creating an outward persona that truly reflects the values our firm was founded on.

What the judges had to say:

"We were impressed by the quality of the overall submittal package. The custom binding, high quality printing and paper, mirrored the high quality of their integrated marketing campaign. High marks were given due to the level of detail in the graphic standards, creativity of the environmental graphics, and achieved results."

Take a peak inside our 2016 submission:
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July 5, 2016

Bialosky + APE Made

Local artist April Bleakney of APE Made, was commissioned to create an original piece with a street-art flavor that payed homage to Midtown Cleveland—home to Bialosky’s new office located at 6555 Carnegie Ave. She graciously took on the task by creating a bold, screen-print and mixed-media statement piece that would complement the overall simple and clean aesthetic of the office space.

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April Bleakney's original mixed-media piece

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Large-Scale Installation in Bialosky Cleveland's 6555 Carnegie Ave. office space

As I stepped into APE Made’s unique E. 40th Street studio, I am greeted by one of April’s two cherished dogs, while the tunes of “A tribe Called Quest” hummed in the background. We sit down to discuss the commissioned piece and April’s love of art.

April's E. 40th St. Studio

April's E. 40th St. Studio

What was your goal when asked to create a custom piece for our office?  [My goal was to] use artistic freedom to highlight Cleveland’s “Midtown” area in a positive way and to bring out its many textures.

Tell me a little bit about the piece and your process? The images stem from photographs taken of the E. 40th community while out walking my dogs (Spliff & BB).  Forms that depict the landscape and architecture of Midtown past and present ground the piece. The images of a bridge and water tower were edited within Photoshop until the desired composition was reached; then came the process of screen printing and painting. The chosen color palette reflects the neighborhood - "once bright blues and greens that have become faded and earthy with time, forming rusty warms, and grays". Transparent ink was used to get the desired depth and texture. Warm red and cyan blue were introduced to complement the colors of Bialosky’s space.

Education:  Graduate of Kent State University (BFA ’08)

Origin of APE Made: April began screen printing as a secondary source of income in her Kent, OH basement. Five years ago “APE Made” took flight, and is widely known today for their hand screen printed products (clothing, posters, etc.) that showcase Cleveland and local regions in a positive, well-crafted manner.  

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APE Made is widely known today for their hand screen printed, Cleveland centric products .

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April's work is Inspired by the Cleveland landscape

Who/What Inspires You? The Cleveland Landscape; Makers movement (D.I.Y) and social issues going on in Cleveland and throughout the country.

Your Alternate Reality Career? National Geographic Photographer.

Hidden Talent:Scratching” (A DJ and turntablist technique used to produce distinctive percussive or rhythmic sounds and sound effects by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. (Wikipedia.com)

April in her element.

April in her element.

For additional information about APE MADE visit.

https://apemadeohio.com/

http://www.apemade.etsy.com/

January 5, 2016

We’re Moving!

Change is good, and it’s coming to Bialosky + Partners Architects in a big way. After 51 years in our home at Shaker Square, we are moving to MidTown.

Our new office, set on the second floor of the 6555 Carnegie Building, is nearing completion. Yes, we’ll all be on a single floor plate! We are all looking forward to the bright airy open floor plan that embraces collaboration among, what will be, nearly 50 employees.

“With all the tech businesses there, we think there is going to be a lot of good development that will make it a very desirable neighborhood,” Senior Principal, Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr. said, “It’s also a great old building. We’re very excited by the 12-foot tall ceilings, industrial windows and big mushroom columns.”

The move has been a catalyst for a head-to-toe rebranding (yes, we’ve done that in-house too!)
Soon you’ll see the whole package (sounds like another blog post!)

 

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Rendering of the reception area in the new Bialosky + Partners Architects Cleveland office

Press: Crain’s Cleveland – Bialosky on move to MidTown

DETAILS ABOUT OUR MOVE

WHEN: January 8th, 2016. Our offices will be closed. We expect to be fully operational on Monday, January 11th.

WHERE: 6555 Carnegie Ave. MidTown, Cleveland, OH 44103

HOW TO REACH US: Our phone number and email addresses will not change; Continue to call, 216-752-8750 through our transition.

September 30, 2015

Shortlists Announced! Bialosky Team in Two Big Interviews Today (Good Luck!)

Today is a busy day for the Bialosky team as we have two interviews today both close to home and away.

The first is the renovation/ rehabilitation of Taylor Hall at Kent State University, which today houses the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED), the College of the Arts, the School of Communication Studies, and the May 4th Visitor Center. With the CAED moving to their new building in 2016, Taylor Hall will namely house the School of Visual Communications Design (VCD).

Taylor Hall Kent State University

Taylor Hall, the 1960's building set on "Blanket Hill", on the National Register of Historic Places, will be rehabilitated for Kent State's VCD program. The project is seeking LEED Silver Certification.

Shortlisted teams are:

  • Bialosky + Partners Architects
  • bshm architects
  • Payto Architects
  • Van Auken Akins Architects

The second interview for Bialosky today is in New York, for the renovation of the historic Carnegie Library in downtown Binghamton. Constructed in 1903 and listed on the registry of Historical Buildings, Carnegie Library will be renovated to house SUNY BROOME Community College's Hospitality Center.

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Over a century old, the Carnegie Library will find a new life as SUNY BROOME's downtown Binghamton campus, housing their Hospitality Program.

We are excited to team with Holt Architects for this endeavor! The architectural firm out of Ithica are also highly experienced in Higher Education projects, and ranked as one of Central New York's Best Places to Work (Sounds like we'd make a good team!)

Good luck to all of you today!

December 22, 2014

Bialosky + Partners at Zygote Press

Last week, the Bialosky + Partners team headed to Zygote Press—a fine art printmaking studio in Cleveland’s St. Clair-Superior neighborhood—for our annual end of year team building celebration. The morning began with breakfast and the unveiling of the 2014 Bialosky + Partners Year in Review timeline outlining all of the exciting accomplishments and changes that have occurred in the office throughout the year.

Welcome to Zygote Press!

Welcome to Zygote Press!

After breakfast, the Zygote team lead us in a workshop exploring three different printmaking processes—screenprinting, letterpress, and free form mono-printing.

Zygote Press's Liz Maugins demonstrates the mono-prininting process for the BPA team.

Zygote Press's Liz Maugans demonstrates the mono-prininting process for the BPA team.

At the screen printing station each member of the team got the chance to print their own t-shirt to show off their Bialosky + Partners pride. Afterwards, Alan Hipps and Brian Kuck got a chance to go head to head against the Zygote team in an intense speed-printing contest—unfortunately the Bialosky team could not compete with the pros and lost out to team Zygote.

Brian Kuck mans the screen printing station.

Brian Kuck mans the screen printing station.

On the letterpress, our team printed a limited edition Bialosky + Partners 2014 infographic featuring all of the offices’ achievements over the past year. Additionaly, we got to be a little creative and set our own type from Zygote’s extensive collection of vintage wood type.

Bialosky + Partner's 2014 Year in Review hot off the press.

Bialosky + Partner's 2014 Year in Review hot off the press.

The Bialosky team got to stretch their creative muscles even further at the mono-printing station where many of us used various textural objects to create festive cards.

Tyler Gentry tries his hand at mono-printing.

Tyler Gentry tries his hand at mono-printing.

At the end of the afternoon, the team gathered together for a photo op with Zygote's house pet, Inky before heading to lunch. All in all, the day was a great way to flex our creative muscles and reflect on the exciting year that was 2014.

Bialosky + Partner's newest team member, Inky.

Bialosky + Partner's newest team member, Inky.