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An Agricultural Past Inspires A Modern Public Library

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 | ...

Culture Video: Always By Design

Culture Video: Always By Design

When we say “Always By Design”, we mean more than buildings. While the phrase is new, it resounds Bialosky’s long-held belief that everything, including growth, process, and culture, is created with intention. It is never incidental. Last year, we welcomed | ...

Always By Design

Always By Design

As the year comes to a close, we share our newly-minted vision statement. It captures the ambition and imagination that has always lived at the heart of Bialosky, but now penned: We believe design is never incidental. It must inspire | ...

Bialosky’s Community-Focused Architecture Earns Design Awards

Bialosky’s Community-Focused Architecture Earns Design Awards

The 2019 AIA Cleveland Design Awards at Hilton Downtown attracted a record number of 535 attendees to celebrate, inspire, and honor design excellence. Two community-centric projects, Metro Campus Center and Cleveland Public Library’s Facilities Master Plan earned Tri-C multiple honors. Jury Chair, Lawrence Scarpa, | ...

An Antiquated Fortress Becomes a New Campus Beacon

An Antiquated Fortress Becomes a New Campus Beacon

Once an impermeable fortress set in a sunken court, Cuyahoga Community College\'s Metro Campus Center was the most disengaged building on the urban campus. Discarding a brutalist identity, it is now the central heart of the campus and community, bringing truth | ...

First Look: Chefs Table at Corporate College

First Look: Chefs Table at Corporate College

Opening Fall 2019, Tri-C Corporate College\'s Chef\'s Table teaching kitchen engages professionals, corporate partners, and the community. An all-glass entrance with engaging graphics brightens the space and intrigues prospective Corporate College East clientele. This multi-functional culinary facility hosts corporate events, | ...

School’s in Session: Cleveland College of Engineering Expansion

School’s in Session: Cleveland College of Engineering Expansion

View the August Issue of our newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/bialosky/schools-in-session-cleveland-state-universitys-college-of-engineering-expansion | ...

Cleveland Public Library Adopts a Ten Year System Wide Master Plan

Cleveland Public Library Adopts a Ten Year System Wide Master Plan

Reflecting on its 150-year history, Cleveland Public Library (CPL) engaged with Bialosky Cleveland to develop a Facilities Master Plan to chart the bright future ahead.  The master plan, presented as a graphically rich 400-page book, sets new design principles, explores | ...

InfoComm 2019 Recap

InfoComm 2019 Recap

The modern practice of architecture involves a blend of art, design, engineering, building science, sustainability, and technology. When touring our office for the first time, visitors may assume that the “technology” side of architecture is about utilizing a well-thought-out mix | ...

First Look: Cleveland Clothing Company

First Look: Cleveland Clothing Company

Our engineers recently completed work on Cleveland Clothing Co.’s new Van Aken District shop. Working with Arkinetics and Robert Powell Architects, the team created a streamlined retail space with high ceilings, a full height glass storefront, effective lighting, and HVAC | ...

Library Lofts Pairs Living with Learning

Library Lofts Pairs Living with Learning

Initial plans for the literary-inspired Library Lofts quickly won approval from the city’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee last week. The apartment building, containing over 180 units, will be built above the future Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch of Cleveland | ...

How to Integrate Wellness into Your Life

How to Integrate Wellness into Your Life

Staying healthy as a busy young professional can be challenging. Between long workdays, a social life and professional goals, it can be difficult to prioritize wellness. As an interior designer, my career has helped me to understand the importance of | ...

Twenties Style Celebrated as Our Engineers Help Restore a Historic Gem

Twenties Style Celebrated as Our Engineers Help Restore a Historic Gem

Walking into the Ariel Pearl Center is like stepping back in time. With marble floors, ornate ceilings, and tall, arched windows, it offers a glimpse into the mesmerizing aesthetic of the roaring ’20s. Bialosky upgraded the MEP systems in this | ...

Graffiti: How a Vibrant Facade Came to Bring a Sense of Place

Graffiti: How a Vibrant Facade Came to Bring a Sense of Place

Constraints often create the best opportunities for design. When the owners of Graffiti and Legend asked us to re-design their Midtown storefront, the constraints were fairly evident. Some were typical, like budget and constructability, while others were more unique, like | ...

Cool Facade Enters the Business District

Cool Facade Enters the Business District

Graffiti, a premier promotional apparel maker, occupied a dated storefront in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood for decades. To bring heightened visibility to the brand and establish themselves as active members of the community, Graffiti looked to refresh their façade to better | ...

American Greetings World Headquarters Earns Honor Award from AIA Maryland

American Greetings World Headquarters Earns Honor Award from AIA Maryland

Selected by a jury at AIA\'s Maryland annual Design Awards, the project was recognized for design excellence in Interior Architecture. Follow the link to discover more photos and project details and the full list of honorees. View the February Issue of our newsletter | ...

Future Offices – Winter Event Recap From NYC

Future Offices – Winter Event Recap From NYC

A few weeks ago I visited New York City while attending the Future Offices Winter Event to learn about the drivers influencing the workplace.  We know that workplace design matters and can positively impact the level of engagement employees exhibit | ...

Centric “In The Middle Of It All” Featured in Properties Magazine

Centric “In The Middle Of It All” Featured in Properties Magazine

Providing a strong connection to the University Circle and Little Italy neighborhoods, Centric brings 272 apartments to one of Cleveland\'s most eclectic urban centers. See the full story and more photos in the December 2018 Issue of Properties Magazine. View the | ...

Bialosky Announces 7 New Promotions

Bialosky Announces 7 New Promotions

Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP remarks that “these talented individuals have strengthened our firm culture, design excellence, and technical aptitude. I applaud their extraordinary hard work and professional growth. We welcome Brian Meng as an Associate Principal | ...

We’re Hiring an All-Star Administrative Assistant!

We’re Hiring an All-Star Administrative Assistant!

We\'re Hiring! Bialosky is looking for an outgoing and intellectually-curious self-starter to join our team as a full-time Administrative Assistant who will positively contribute to our modern workplace. See the full listing and apply on our Careers Page. | ...

Bialosky Cleveland Featured in MARKETER Rebranding Issue

Bialosky Cleveland Featured in MARKETER Rebranding Issue

The Rebranding Issue of MARKETER has Bialosky Cleveland written all over it. Literally. Follow the links below to read a case study of our acclaimed rebrand, and an article from our Marketing Director, Hallie DelVillan about the power of mission and values! | ...

A’18 Convention on Architecture Recap

A’18 Convention on Architecture Recap

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure to join over 20,000 colleagues at the AIA’s A’18 Conference on Architecture in New York City. This year’s conference, while mostly centered at the Javits Center, was spread through many | ...

The Science of Light: An Investigation into Color Temperature

The Science of Light: An Investigation into Color Temperature

In a previous blog post, I introduced the Bialosky Lighting Laboratory and started to investigate the science of light and its integral role in design. Today, I’d like to delve deeper into the topic of color temperature. Color is not an | ...

What To Do With Your 24 Hours: <br>Parenthood as a Young Professional

What To Do With Your 24 Hours:
Parenthood as a Young Professional

It’s amazing how your life changes when you have kids, priorities change, and you become incredibly efficient. Associate Jill Christoff\'s article for Crain\'s Cleveland Business magazine illustrates the daily struggles and joys of a working mom and reveals some of her secrets | ...

Volunteering With Coworkers Brings Benefits Back to the Workplace

Volunteering With Coworkers Brings Benefits Back to the Workplace

Curious how sharing your donated time with coworkers can impact your community, workplace, and overall wellbeing? Jen Brennan tackles this topic in her article for Crain\'s Cleveland Business magazine. Read the whole article here: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20180223/blogs05/152901/volunteering-coworkers-brings-benefits-back-workplace | ...

How Nontraditional Partnerships Can Benefit Your Project

How Nontraditional Partnerships Can Benefit Your Project

Mark Olson, writes on the value of creative partnerships. Learn how strategic collaborations, including public-private partnerships, have advanced diverse projects in his article for Smart Business magazine. Read the whole article here: http://www.sbnonline.com/article/how-nontraditional-partnerships-can-benefit-your-next-project/ | ...

The Science of Light: An Investigation in the Bialosky Cleveland Lighting Lab

The Science of Light: An Investigation in the Bialosky Cleveland Lighting Lab

In our quest to create meaningful solutions that are innovative, responsive, enduring, and beautiful, Bialosky Cleveland has recently created a space in our office to explore the science of lighting and the way it informs our design. This article is | ...

Bialosky Plays Hard at AIA Cleveland Beach Day

Bialosky Plays Hard at AIA Cleveland Beach Day

Last Saturday, we hit Edgewater Beach for AIA Cleveland Beach Day, the annual field day for northeast Ohio architecture and engineering firms to compete in the sand, while raising scholarship funds for the ACE Mentorship program. The beach was filled with people | ...

Bialosky Takes NeoCon

Bialosky Takes NeoCon

In June four designers from Bialosky Cleveland attended NeoCon at The Mart in Chicago. During this annual trade show we had the opportunity to visit various showrooms and preview new interior related products that will be launched in the near | ...

Bialosky Takes Home National Award of Excellence from SMPS

Bialosky Takes Home National Award of Excellence from SMPS

SMPS National Marketing Communication Awards  Last week, Bialosky\'s marketing team headed to Indianapolis for the 2017 Society of Marketing Professional Services Marketing Communication Awards—part of SMPS\'s annual Build Business Conference. This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing | ...

Bialosky Cleveland Announces New Associate Principal with Employee Promotions

Bialosky Cleveland Announces New Associate Principal with Employee Promotions

We are excited to congratulate four Bialosky team members on their recent promotions within the firm. Tracy Sciano Vajskop IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C Associate Principal Tracy Sciano Vajskop, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to Associate Principal | ...

Bialosky + Rust Belt Riders

Bialosky + Rust Belt Riders

A proud partner of Rust Belt Riders composting since 2017, we wanted to share how far we have come since then. We have diverted over 3,700 pounds of food waste from landfills and kept 3,270 pounds of harmful greenhouse gasses | ...

Bialosky on the Runway

Bialosky on the Runway

Last month, Bialosky Cleveland once again took to the runway in support of Providence House, a crisis nursery fighting to end child abuse and neglect, in IIDA Cleveland/Akron\'s biennial design competition Product Runway. The competition challenges interior designers, architects, and artists to test | ...

Featured Voice: Young Yet Out of Time

Featured Voice: Young Yet Out of Time

Bialosky\'s own Hallie DelVillan, Assoc. AIA, AIGA wrote for Crain\'s Cleveland last week on the topic \"Young Yet Out of Time\". An interesting read for all young professionals (and even the older ones). Well done, Hallie! Read the whole article here: | ...

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr. to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr. to the College of Fellows

Bialosky Cleveland congratulates Senior and Managing Principal, Jack Alan Bialosky Jr., FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP who has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ distinguished College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the | ...

Canstruction 2017

Canstruction 2017

Bialosky Cleveland is excited to participate in the 12th Annual Canstruction event and we need your help! What is Canstruction? Canstruction is a unique charity art exhibition and competition featuring structures made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end | ...

Bialosky Welcomes Aaron Hill

Bialosky Welcomes Aaron Hill

Bialosky Cleveland is proud to welcome Aaron Hill, AIA as Associate Principal. Hill joins the firm at a time of unprecedented growth in staff, services, project volume, and recognition. Formerly, Hill was a Partner at Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects. Hill | ...

We’re Hiring – Electrical Engineer

TJNA Engineering has recently merged with the architectural design firm, Bialosky Cleveland, an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm and Northcoast 99 Winner as one of the “99 Best Places to Work.”  We seek a smart, organized and ambitious Electrical Engineering | ...

Bialosky Cleveland Honored for Recent Work and Service at Cleveland Design Awards

Bialosky Cleveland Honored for Recent Work and Service at Cleveland Design Awards

On Friday night, a record-breaking 500 people from the Cleveland architecture and design community gathered at the sparkling new Hilton Cleveland Downtown for the annual AIA/IIDA Cleveland Design Awards. An impressive, diverse pool of projects by local architects were showcased and honored, | ...

Congratulations, Chelsey!

Congratulations, Chelsey!

Hats off to our very own Chelsey Finnimore—She was named to this year\'s class of \"Twenty in their Twenties\" by Crain\'s Cleveland Business! At Bialosky, we are designing environments, and graphic design is one more discipline within those services. Many of | ...

Seven Planning Principles For Successful Community Design

Seven Planning Principles For Successful Community Design

Recently our friends at CEOs For Cities asked Jack Bialosky, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, Senior Principal, and David W. Craun, AIA, LEED AP. Principal and Director of Design to discuss the planning principles that Bialosky Cleveland utilizes for successful community | ...

Theodore Ferringer on the Must-Have Skills for Building Professionals

Theodore Ferringer on the Must-Have Skills for Building Professionals

Last month, PDH Academy interviewed Bialosky Cleveland Associate & Business Development Director, Theodore Ferringer. Head over to the PDH Academy Blog to learn more about his thoughts on the Must-Have Skills for Building Professionals. | ...

Bialosky + APE Made

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 | ...

Bialosky Cleveland Receives Honorable Mention in 2016 COLDSCAPES Competition!

Bialosky Cleveland Receives Honorable Mention in 2016 COLDSCAPES Competition!

COLDSCAPES//Adapt is a multidisciplinary design competition seeking innovative responses to volatile weather conditions in winter cities organized by Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC). Bialosky Cleveland received an Honorable Mention for their submission of HALO 22.  The project | ...

Building the Bialosky Brand

Building the Bialosky Brand

2016 has brought along quite a few changes here at Bialosky—new projects, new hires, a new place to call home at 6555 Carneige Ave, a new name, and a new brand identity to celebrate and highlight these exciting milestones. The | ...

We’re Moving!

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 | ...

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

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 | ...

Bialosky / Ohio Desk Team Wins People’s Choice Award at Product Runway

Bialosky / Ohio Desk Team Wins People’s Choice Award at Product Runway

Event Newstand It took six designers three months of planning and countless hours of creating, but the Bialosky + Partners / Ohio Desk team took home the People’s Choice Award at the IIDA Cleveland Akron hosted Product Runway 2015! Our | ...

The Year of the Advocate: Pro Bono and the Genius Loci

The Year of the Advocate: Pro Bono and the Genius Loci

Pro bono, civic, and community projects have always been deeply embedded in the culture of our firm. We wholeheartedly believe that as architects, we have a distinct responsibility to serve and strengthen our community. But the value of pro bono | ...

Canstruction: Bialosky takes home People’s Choice Award!

Canstruction: Bialosky takes home People’s Choice Award!

BPA would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations. Thanks to their help we were able to raise $4,390 and purchase over 4,188 cans of food to donate to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank during their Harvest for Hunger | ...

Designer Insights with Mandisa Gosa

Designer Insights with Mandisa Gosa

Last week, Terry\'s Fabrics interviewed Bialosky+ Parnters Interior Designer, Mandisa Gosa - asking her 5 big questions about inspiration, the creative process, and advice for up-and-coming designers. - Transcript - 1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative | ...

CANstruction Season is Here!

CANstruction Season is Here!

Bialosky + Partners Architects (BPA) is excited to once again participate in this year’s Cleveland 2015 Canstruction Design/Build competition, which benefits the Cleveland Foodbank during their Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Canstruction, a national charity of the design and construction industry | ...

Bialosky + Partners at Zygote Press

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 | ...

Help Envision the new Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House

Help Envision the new Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House

We need your help! Bialosky + Partners Architects is leading a team with Cleveland Metroparks to design a new Beach House facility at Cleveland\'s Edgewater Beach. Cleveland Metroparks assumed management of Edgewater Beach and Park and other Cleveland lakefront parks in June | ...

Meet Jon Spring and Julie Whyte

Meet Jon Spring and Julie Whyte

We’re a bit belated in welcoming two new hires to our growing team, Jon Spring and Julie Whyte. Adding Jon Spring (BArch ’10) creates our fifth pair of name duplicates in the office. But seriously, Jon is a double. While | ...

Bialosky + Partner’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off

Bialosky + Partner’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off

In true Cleveland fashion, winter is once again upon us and bringing the cold and snow weeks earlier than anyone ever wants.  Here at Bialosky + Partners, we responded to this chilly arrival the only way we know how: showing | ...

“Stone, Wave, Dream” Exhibit Featuring Jack A. Bialosky, Sr. on Display Through 12/6/14.

“Stone, Wave, Dream” Exhibit Featuring Jack A. Bialosky, Sr. on Display Through 12/6/14.

This week is your last chance to view the breathtaking art exhibit “Stone, Wave, Dream: Three Artists, Three Worlds”. Featuring acrylic paintings from our very own Jack Alan Bialosky, Sr., the expansive collection captures majestic landscapes and structures near and far. | ...

LCCC Culinary Arts Design Receives IIDA Best of Category Award

LCCC Culinary Arts Design Receives IIDA Best of Category Award

Bialosky + Partners received a 2014 design award from the Cleveland Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for Best of Category in Education for the Lorain County Community College Ben & Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center in Elyria, Ohio.  We are | ...

Meet Sai Sinbondit

Meet Sai Sinbondit

If there is such a thing as the most interesting man in the world, Sai Sinbondit deserves serious consideration. A graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture (MArch ’07) and the University of Toledo with honors in Painting and Printmaking | ...

A Future Practice: Bialosky + Partners Lead Sessions at the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention!

A Future Practice: Bialosky + Partners Lead Sessions at the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention!

AIA Ohio Convention 2014 Bialosky + Partners Architects This week, Bialosky + Partners Architects will lead sessions at the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention, in Kent, OH that tackle the theme of \"A Future Practice\".  Senior and Managing Principal Jack A. Bialosky, Jr.,  AIA, LEED | ...

Job Openings: Architect & Engineer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Job Openings: Architect & Engineer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

ARCHITECT: Bialosky + Partners Architects, an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm and Northcoast 99 Winner as one of the “99 Best Places To Work” is seeking registered architects with 7-12 years of experience to enhance our collaborative team. Applicants must demonstrate | ...

Meet Tyler, Jennifer, and Marcela!

Meet Tyler, Jennifer, and Marcela!

Many new faces have joined our office this month. Today, we\'ll introduce three - all are just starting their careers and just cut loose from school (or wrapping it up). We\'re pleased to have these talented millennials working alongside us! Meet | ...

IIDA Cleveland Akron hosts Women’s Roundtable Event June 24th!

IIDA Cleveland Akron hosts Women’s Roundtable Event June 24th!

Bialosky + Partners Architects is excited to share that Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer Tracy Sciano Vajskop, IIDA, NCDIQ, LEED ID+C is taking part in the IIDA Ohio Kentucky Chapter\'s Women\'s Roundtable: The Future of Women in the Design Industry. The | ...

Meet Chelsey Finnimore

Meet Chelsey Finnimore

Bialosky + Partners Architects welcomes our newest team member, graphic designer and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) graduate (Communication Design BFA ’13) Chelsey Finnimore. Growing up Chelsey wanted to be a fashion designer, a writer or a detective. Combining her | ...

Help Benefit The Gathering Place At The 2014 Race For The Place!

Help Benefit The Gathering Place At The 2014 Race For The Place!

Support Team Bialosky in the 2014 Race For The Place to benefit The Gathering Place here: http://thegatheringplace.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1104053&lis=1&kntae1104053=32C0778DD4BC41E5ABBD393AB919AB5F&team=5927802 Bialosky + Partners Architects co-workers and their families will be participating in the annual “RACE FOR THE PLACE” on Sunday June 1.  This is | ...

Hope Rising at Rooms to Let: CLE

Hope Rising at Rooms to Let: CLE

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 17th, an installation created by a team from Bialosky + Partners Architects will be on display as part of Slavic Village’s Rooms to Let: CLE. Rooms to Let is a collaborative art project led by the Slavic | ...

Job Opening: Interior Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Job Opening: Interior Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Bialosky + Partners, one of the Midwest’s leading architecture/ design firms is seeking a passionate and motivated interior designer who is collaborative, creative, well-organized and confident.  Candidates must possess an eagerness to learn, ability to show initiative, exhibit a strong | ...

Jill Christoff and Ted Ferringer named Top 25 under 35 in Northeast Ohio

Jill Christoff and Ted Ferringer named Top 25 under 35 in Northeast Ohio

Bialosky + Partners is very proud to announce that both Jill Christoff and Ted Ferringer have been awarded the 2014 Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Award by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.  At a reception last month, | ...

Four Forgotten Females in Architecture History

Four Forgotten Females in Architecture History

For the close of Women\'s History Month, I\'ve profiled four female architects that may not have made it into our Architecture History courses. These women have each lived over 90 years and together span several decades of design. 1. Anne | ...

Canstruction: Bialosky Wins “Can-Spirit” Award Two Years in a Row!

Canstruction: Bialosky Wins “Can-Spirit” Award Two Years in a Row!

The Bialosky + Partners Architects CANstruction team has once again won the award for “can-spirit” at CANstruction Cleveland 2014!  This award is given to the team with the biggest enthusiasm and largest amount of cans donated through a can sculpture. | ...

Bialosky Promotions: Director of Marketing and Director of Business Development

Bialosky Promotions: Director of Marketing and Director of Business Development

As a continuation of the celebration of our recent promotions, Bialosky + Partners Architects is proud to announce Hallie DelVillan and Theodore Ferringer have both been recently promoted. After recurring internships at Bialosky + Partners Architects, Hallie joined BPA full time | ...

Meet Jacob Stollfuss

Meet Jacob Stollfuss

Jacob Stollfuss, a native of the sunswept Montana landscapes, grew up surrounded by a family who had a deep love for collecting and restoring classic automobiles. He fondly remembers his Montana home, which tallied more square footage in garage space | ...

BPA University – Digital Fabrication + Scripting in Architecture

BPA University – Digital Fabrication + Scripting in Architecture

Last Friday I put together a small informal internal lunch and learn for the BPA staff in which we looked at and discussed digital fabrication equipment and construction techniques.  Based off of the course that I taught at Kent State | ...

Job Opening: Entry Level Graphic Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Job Opening: Entry Level Graphic Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Bialosky + Partners, one of the Midwest’s leading architecture / design firms is seeking a talented and motivated Graphic Designer for print and web projects that innovatively represent the Cleveland based firm. We aim to find a candidate who can balance finding | ...

Fight Hunger in 2014 with Bialosky + Partners and CANSTRUCTION 2014

Fight Hunger in 2014 with Bialosky + Partners and CANSTRUCTION 2014

Bialosky + Partners Architects (BPA) is excited to once again participate in this year’s Cleveland 2014 Canstruction Design/Build competition which benefits the Cleveland Foodbank during their Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Canstruction is a national charity of the design and construction | ...

Theodore Ferringer Awarded Bike Cleveland’s 2013 Guardian of Transportation Award!

Theodore Ferringer Awarded Bike Cleveland’s 2013 Guardian of Transportation Award!

Bialosky + Partners\' own Theodore Ferringer , Assoc. AIA has been bestowed with the 2013 Guardian Transportation Award in recognition of the time and talent contributed to Bike Cleveland in 2013. No one told Theodore ahead of time; he just showed up to the Bike | ...

Bialosky Promotions: Principal – David W. Craun

Bialosky Promotions: Principal – David W. Craun

We have one final promotion to announce at Bialosky + Partners Architects: David W. Craun, AIA, and LEED AP has been promoted to Principal. Congratulations David! David has been recently named as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Under | ...

Bialosky Promotions: Associate Principals – Paul Taylor and Brandon Garrett

Bialosky Promotions: Associate Principals – Paul Taylor and Brandon Garrett

As a continuation of the celebration of our recent promotions, Bialosky + Partners Architects is proud to announce Paul Taylor and Brandon Garrett have both been promoted to Associate Principals. Paul Taylor joined the Bialosky + Partners Architects team in | ...

BPA Goes to Greenbuild 2013

BPA Goes to Greenbuild 2013

Once a year, for about a week, all eyes in green building culture turn towards a single focus - it’s been San Francisco, it’s been Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, and Boston.  Every year it is a new city for Greenbuild, the | ...

Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

In addition to being a firm that has taken on many higher-education projects (e.g. LCCC, KSU CAED, Muskingum, Ursuline), Bialosky + Partners Architects (BPA) has always been a supporter of academia.  For years, the office has - when possible - encouraged | ...

Bialosky Promotions: Senior Associates John Guzik and Ryan Parsons

Bialosky Promotions: Senior Associates John Guzik and Ryan Parsons

Happy New Year from Bialosky + Partners! We’d like to start off 2014 by announcing a series of promotions this week! To kick things off BPA recently promoted both John Guzik LEED AP, RA, and Director of Sustainability and Ryan | ...

Meet Heather Ruwe

Meet Heather Ruwe

Heather Ruwe has worked in New York, San Francisco and Chicago – and can now add Cleveland to the list! As our newest interior designer, Heather brings a background to the office covering the whole spectrum of interior design, including | ...

Associate Principal David Craun Named to Class of 2014: ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40

Associate Principal David Craun Named to Class of 2014: ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40

We wish to offer Bialosky + Partners Architects Associate Principal David Craun a hearty congratulations for being named to ENR Midwest\'s Top 20 Under 40, an annual program where Engineering News Record recognizes 20 young design and construction professionals per | ...

Congrats, Matt MacRaild!

Congrats, Matt MacRaild!

Bialosky + Partners Architects gives a big congratulations to Matt MacRaild (Wash U ’03 B.S., ’07 MBA, ’09 March & MUD), who has recently passed the ARE licensing exams. As a registered architect, Matt sleeps a little better at night (but not | ...

BPA Designers Take Home AIA Cleveland Awards!

BPA Designers Take Home AIA Cleveland Awards!

Our firm congratulates two of our youngest designers, Jill Christoff and Theodore Ferringer, for taking home AIA Associate Awards at the 2013 Cleveland Design Awards last week. The annual awards honor the next generation of designers and professional leaders in both practice | ...

LCCC Culinary Arts Design Receives AIA Honorable Mention Award

LCCC Culinary Arts Design Receives AIA Honorable Mention Award

Bialosky + Partners Architects received a 2013 Honorable Mention Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Achievement of Excellence in Architectural Design for the Lorain County Community College Ben & Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center | ...

Meet Brad Valtman

Meet Brad Valtman

Last week we welcomed a new addition to our Cleveland office, Brad Valtman. While educated at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis (c/o ’12 – B.A. Architecture with Env. Studies & | ...

Complicity and Conviction

Complicity and Conviction

I hope to discuss, in a series of posts, books that have had a significant influence on how I think about and practice architecture. Paraphrasing Thomas Edison, I see architectural design as one part inspiration and ninety-nine parts decision making.  | ...

COLDSCAPES Exhibit Opening & Book Release

COLDSCAPES Exhibit Opening & Book Release

The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative has formally announced the opening for the upcoming COLDSCAPES Exhibit Opening & Book Release. Bialosky + Partners Architects are honored that our project, GLOW, will be featured in both the exhibition and in the accompanying book | ...

NOMA Cleveland Begins its Resurgence

NOMA Cleveland Begins its Resurgence

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is centered on building a strong national organization, strong chapters, and strong members in order to drive design professionals to minimize discrimination in the industry. And the Cleveland Chapter is aiming to do | ...

Bialosky Designers Become ACE Mentors

Bialosky Designers Become ACE Mentors

With the recent start of the academic year, fellow Bialosky + Partners designer James Cowan and I have joined with local design, engineering and construction professionals to mentor a group of John Hay High School students in the ACE Mentor Program. ACE | ...

Trends in Higher Education: The 2013 Ohio Educational Environments Forum

Trends in Higher Education: The 2013 Ohio Educational Environments Forum

Being involved in most of our firm’s higher education projects, I was naturally excited to be invited to the Ohio Educational Environments Forum sponsored by KI Furnishings and Contract Source Inc. as a guest panelist on October 9th. With projects like | ...

Job Opening: Interior Design Intern at Bialosky

Job Opening: Interior Design Intern at Bialosky

Bialosky + Partners Architects is seeking an interior design intern with a passion for the field. This will be a paid internship with a minimum of 24 hours per week. Candidates should be collaborative, high energy, creative, well organized and | ...

2013 Northcoast 99 Awards Gala

2013 Northcoast 99 Awards Gala

With close to 1,000 people in attendance, the Northcoast 99 awards dinner last night brought NE Ohio\'s best companies under one roof to celebrate as winners of the class of 2013. We went as first-time winners, and saw many of | ...

Meet Hannah Friedman

Meet Hannah Friedman

Hannah may very well be one of our best-traveled young designers. While completing her Bachelor in Environmental Design (BEnvd, class of 2012) from the University of Colorado in Boulder, she studied abroad in Barcelona (2011) and Copenhagen (2012). With her | ...

IBmag Interviews Bialosky + Partners Designer, Philip Erb

IBmag Interviews Bialosky + Partners Designer, Philip Erb

With recent press circling Bialosky + Partners\' win of the Northcoast 99 Award, it\'s no wonder why Inside Business Magazine wanted to interview one of our newest designers, Philip Erb, about our innovative workplace.   Click here to see what Philip thinks | ...

Architecture, Sustainability, and Wet Chemistry: An Architect’s Story

Architecture, Sustainability, and Wet Chemistry: An Architect’s Story

By John Guzik & Jack Bialosky People often comment that the practice of architecture requires the use of equal parts art and science, so architects tend to be jacks-of-all-trades.  Certainly we do call upon experts and consultants for efforts that extend beyond | ...

Bialosky + Partners Architects named to NorthCoast 99!

Bialosky + Partners Architects named to NorthCoast 99!

We were delighted to learn that Bialosky + Partners had been selected to receive a Northcoast 99 Award this year recognizing us as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio. It is further affirmation of what we | ...

AIA Cleveland Tour of Uptown/University Circle Recap

AIA Cleveland Tour of Uptown/University Circle Recap

Via their involvement with AIA Cleveland, Jill Christoff and Matt MacRaild of Bialosky + Partners recently organized a tour of University Circle that focused on Uptown Cleveland, designed by Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects. Landscape design is by Field Operations, the designers of the High | ...

A Guide to Green Furniture

A Guide to Green Furniture

“Sustainable” and “Green” are commonly used when speaking of interior finishes, and are becoming even more present in the world of furniture. Whether you’re purchasing new or replacing existing there are several things to keep in mind when selecting furniture. | ...

AIA Associates and Urban Design Committee University Circle / Uptown tour

AIA Associates and Urban Design Committee University Circle / Uptown tour

Join the AIA Cleveland Associates + Urban Design Committee on Tuesday, August 13th for the next tour of the “2013 S, M, L, XL: Building Cleveland To Scale” hardhat tour series! Put together by BPA\'s Jill Christoff & Matt MacRaild, | ...

Bialosky + Partners Receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 COLDSCAPES Competition!

Bialosky + Partners Receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 COLDSCAPES Competition!

\"COLDSCAPES: New Visions for Cold Weather Cities\" is a multi-disciplinary design competition that encourages artists, architects, landscape architects, and urban designers to explore the exciting and untapped potential of cold climate cities. The competition is organized by Kent State University\'s | ...

Christy’s History Lesson: Florence Architecture

Christy’s History Lesson: Florence Architecture

Florence, Italy is an absolutely beautiful city and commonly known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Having lived there for half a year and being immersed in the rich culture, art, and architecture every day, I can honestly say that | ...

2013 Summer Cookout

2013 Summer Cookout

Its summer in Cleveland, as if you need reminding with this week\'s heatwave, and that of course means its time for our annual cookout. This year we were fortunate to have clear skies, a full spread of burgers, hot dogs, | ...

BPA Puts Masonry + Moisture to the Test

BPA Puts Masonry + Moisture to the Test

Rainstorms can send a shiver up an architect’s spine - especially as a designer of brick buildings. Masonry is naturally porous. It can absorb a large amount of water, compromising the bond strength between the mortar and the masonry unit. | ...

Bialosky Wins At NAIOP Northern Ohio 2013 Awards of Excellence!

Bialosky Wins At NAIOP Northern Ohio 2013 Awards of Excellence!

Bialosky + Partners Architects is proud to announce that we recently received an award at the NAIOP Northern Ohio 2013 Awards of Excellence, winning best Mixed-Use Interior Design project for the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center & Pura Vida | ...

Meet the Interns

Meet the Interns

Summer is not all about ice cream cones and sandals. For Bialosky + Partners, it is the season for summer internships (although we love ice cream too). This year, we brought on three talented interns who are jumping into various | ...

Ready…Set…GO!!!  Bialosky + Partners Architects at the RACE FOR THE PLACE!

Ready…Set…GO!!! Bialosky + Partners Architects at the RACE FOR THE PLACE!

Bialosky + Partners\' employees and their families will be participating in the annual “RACE FOR THE PLACE” on Sunday June 2.  This is an annual 5K Race/1 mile Walk held at Beachwood Place to benefit The Gathering Place. The Gathering | ...

Bialosky Promotion: Associate Principal

Bialosky Promotion: Associate Principal

We have one final promotion to announce at Bialosky + Partners: David W. Craun has been promoted to Associate Principal. Congratulations, David! With a Masters in Urban Design from Kent State University fresh in hand, David joined our office in | ...

Promotions At Bialosky: Senior Associates

Promotions At Bialosky: Senior Associates

More congratulations are in order: Bialosky + Partners Architects recently promoted Tracy Sciano Vajskop to Senior Associate, and Cliff Collins to Senior Associate and Director of Technology.  Today, we applaud you both! Tracy joined the Bialosky team in 2001, as | ...

Promotions At Bialosky: Associate

Promotions At Bialosky: Associate

Bialosky + Partners Architects is proud to announce a number of exciting promotions! Over the next few days check here for feature posts highlighting all of our newly promoted team members! Today we are highlighting our newest Associate, Matt MacRaild. | ...

Save Fifth Church in Cleveland’s Edgewater Neighborhood

Save Fifth Church in Cleveland’s Edgewater Neighborhood

Bialosky + Partners Architects are proud to be working with Neighbors In Action who are working to save portions of the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, located at West 117th St and Lake Avenue in the city of Cleveland\'s Edgewater | ...

Bialosky / Ohio Desk / Steelcase team wins “Haute Couture” Award at Product Runway!

Bialosky / Ohio Desk / Steelcase team wins “Haute Couture” Award at Product Runway!

It took two months of planning, sixteen different textiles, and countless hours of cutting and sewing circles, but the Bialosky + Partners / Ohio Desk team took home the award for ‘Haute Couture’ at the IIDA Cleveland Akron hosted Product | ...

New Service Department for Orange Village to Open Fall 2013

New Service Department for Orange Village to Open Fall 2013

This fall, Orange Village, OH will have a brand new service department on Lander Road. The new 12,800 sf facility and 3,200 sf salt building will support the village’s service department, and provide a maintenance faculty for the service, fire | ...

Interior Designers Go Haute Couture for Product Runway 2013

Interior Designers Go Haute Couture for Product Runway 2013

T minus three weeks for the couture competition event of the year - Product Runway. Presented by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the competition challenges interior designers, architects and artists to test their creativity and technical skills by transforming interior | ...

Market Square at Crocker Park Approved

Market Square at Crocker Park Approved

Market Square, the next exciting phase of  Crocker Park, has been approved by the City of Westlake. This civic space provides various types of events throughout the year, and ultimately is a place where culture and life can be shared amongst | ...

Bialosky + Partners Wins a Title at Cleveland Canstruction!

Bialosky + Partners Wins a Title at Cleveland Canstruction!

The Bialosky + Partners Architects CANstruction team would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations.  Thanks to their help we were able to raise over $4,500 and purchase over 5,500 cans of food to donate to the Cleveland | ...

Architecture in the “Walkman Phase”

Architecture in the “Walkman Phase”

Last week the online design magazine, Dezeen, published an interview with Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio on his plans to launch the world\'s first open-source architecture studio. Once launched, this network will hold great significance as it will | ...

LCCC Norton Culinary Arts Center in the News

LCCC Norton Culinary Arts Center in the News

The Bialosky + Partners Architects designed Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center at Lorain County Community College is featured on the cover of this month\'s Properties magazine. Click here to check out the article written by Doug Bardwell and | ...

Ursuline College in the News

Ursuline College in the News

The Bialosky + Partners Architects proposed design of the Center for the Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences continues to move forward, thanks to a generous donation to Ursuline College. Click here to view the full article written by Karen | ...

Bike Cleveland Planning Charrette

Bike Cleveland Planning Charrette

This past weekend, Bialosky + Partners hosted key members from cycling advocacy organization, Bike Cleveland, for a charrette to kick off the design process for a conceptual proposal of a separated cycle track network in the city of Cleveland. Bialosky + Partners | ...

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #5

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #5

As we see our final harmless snow flurries for the season, we have our final ten movies for this series A Designer\'s Winter Hibernation Film List. These special selections come from our own David Craun, and from film curator & | ...

What’s The Big Deal With Continuous Insulation?

What’s The Big Deal With Continuous Insulation?

What’s The Big Deal With Continuous Insulation? Continuous insulation (CI) has been an energy code requirement since the release of ASHRAE 90.1-2004, but unfortunately is still a bit of a mystery to many designers, contractors, and building officials.  So, besides | ...

Being Messy to Save the Creativity

Being Messy to Save the Creativity

John Cleese, in the video below, does a amazing job of explaining creativity with regards to two simple mindsets: open and closed. I maintain a pristine, meticulously organized desk, the majority of the time. Custom designed marker holders, business card | ...

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #4

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #4

Even though Northeast Ohio has had teases of spring, the past two days prove we still have some winter days ahead. So bundle up with flannel blankets and the fourth installment of A Designer\'s Winter Hibernation Film List, where both a | ...

BPA Achieves LEED Silver for OSU’s Mason Hall Rennovation

BPA Achieves LEED Silver for OSU’s Mason Hall Rennovation

Bialosky + Partners Architects teamed with Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, a Boston-based firm with an outstanding international reputation for excellence in design in the last forty years, to design the renovation of Mason Hall for the OSU Fisher College of Business. | ...

BPA Fights Hunger in 2013 Cleveland CANstruction

BPA Fights Hunger in 2013 Cleveland CANstruction

Bialosky + Partners Architects is fighting hunger with what we do best - build! We\'re participating in Cleveland 2013 Canstruction Design/Build competition which benefits The Cleveland Foodbank during their Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Canstruction, held in multiple cities worldwide, is a | ...

Tech Tips: USB 3.0, Microsoft Garage, and other Miscellaneous Techie Stuff

Tech Tips: USB 3.0, Microsoft Garage, and other Miscellaneous Techie Stuff

Have you noticed the prices dropping on USB backup drives and other USB devices? Well, before you decide to use your Paypal account to go on a shopping spree and purchase that \"special\" 4TB USB drive and those \"awesome\" 64GB | ...

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #3

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #3

Presenting the third installment of the blog series, A Designer\'s Winter Hibernation Film List, where both a designer from our office and a local design/film voice offer their top movies with a design/architectural/spatial element. This post features one of our newest BPA | ...

Transforming the Bridge – Cleveland Design Competition Exhibit

Transforming the Bridge – Cleveland Design Competition Exhibit

The Cleveland Design Competition has partnered for the second time with Colonial Marketplace (5th Street Arcade) in downtown Cleveland. This year’s exhibit includes an entry from one of BPA’s very own Hallie DelVillan!  Only a limited amount of submissions have been | ...

Kent State University CAED New Facility Competition Roundup

Kent State University CAED New Facility Competition Roundup

After posts the previous two days on our team\'s modeling process for the Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design\'s new building, see Alan + Philip\'s joint post on the in-house model making process and Andrew\'s story of his experience | ...

Is There a Pony in There?: A Week With Architecture Research Office

Is There a Pony in There?: A Week With Architecture Research Office

“Is there a pony in there?” were the first words I heard at the Airline ticket counter on what should have been an uneventful flight back to Northeast Ohio. I remember during my undergraduate at Kent State hearing rumors of | ...

The Conception of a Model: The High-Tech + Low-Tech of Model-making

The Conception of a Model: The High-Tech + Low-Tech of Model-making

Architectural models are not built as portrayed by Hollywood.  Architecture offices often use laser cutters, 3d printers and CNC routers to help in fabricating model components.  Before any cuts are made a large amount of time is spent in digital pre-production; creating | ...

33rd Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Contest

33rd Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Contest

This year I was honored to be asked to judge for the 33rd Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to | ...

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #2

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #2

The second installment of A Designer\'s Winter Hibernation Film List, where both a designer from our office and a local design/film voice offer their top movies with a design/architectural/spatial element. This time we have Paul Deutsch from our BPA office (who | ...

Congrats, Kiera Szytec!

Bialosky + Partners Architects is happy to give a hearty congratulations to Kiera Szytec (BArch, Syracuse \'o5), who has recently passed the last of the ARE licensing exams. Congratulations, Kiera on joining the ranks of licensed architects! For those interns who have | ...

Matt’s List of Useful Resources for Software Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

Matt’s List of Useful Resources for Software Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

As an admittedly techie geek, I have spent years honing my skills in various architectural related software through mostly free resources that I have come across via the internet. I have often shared some of these websites with others in their | ...

FINAL FOUR: BPA Finalist for Kent State University’s New College of Architecture and Environmental Design Building

FINAL FOUR: BPA Finalist for Kent State University’s New College of Architecture and Environmental Design Building

BPA is proud to announce that our team is one of the four finalists to take part in the design competition for Kent State University’s new College of Architecture and Environmental Design building!  Kent State University’s CAED is currently housed in | ...

2012 BPA New Hire Round-Up

2012 BPA New Hire Round-Up

Our Monday Morning Meetings have brought us closer together. Literally. Now with our largest staff in years, (if not, ever) we\'re filling up the BPA conference room more rapidly than we ever predicted. We asked our new hires from 2012 | ...

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #1

A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List #1

With the core winter months upon Cleveland, we know what’s ahead: blistering Lake-effect snow, pitch-black skies and bundling up with movies.  In this spirit, I present here a blog series, A Designer’s Winter Hibernation Film List, to ensure even in this | ...

A Welcome from BPA

As one looks back through the six decades Bialosky + Partners Architects have been in business, you\'ll see how the times have shaped us and how we\'ve shaped the times. Fast forward to today where, with much excitement, we launch our design | ...