April 24, 2014

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, Jill and Ted were recognized for their efforts in the office as well as in the civic and philanthropic realms.  The 20/30 Club is the largest and longest-running young professional group in Northeast Ohio and has recognized over 200 young professionals with this award over the last 8 years.  "Every year, the recipients and their contributions are more impressive and inspiring than the last year.  We're proud to bring this diverse and deserving group together to honor their achievements and help connect YPs and others with the region's current and future leaders," said Lindsey Polichuck, President of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club of this year's entire class of recipients.   After graduating with her Master's in Architecture from Notre Dame University in 2009, Jill began to reinvest herself in Cleveland; actively involving herself wherever she believed in the mission of the organization and where she could make an impact.  Over the last few years, she has been consistently involved in volunteering with the AIA Cleveland chapter, organizing various lectures, tours, and developing programming for other young professionals and was awarded with the Emerging Practitioner Award this past year.  She has volunteered for PechaKucha since 2008, involving herself in almost every aspect of production of these popular events including fundraising, marketing, and photo-documenting.  Jill has been teaching an Interior Design studio at Kent State University's CAED for the past few years, helping students learn necessary skills for the profession as well as mentoring them and helping lead them into the professional world.  Jill has volunteered her time after hours to help organize Bialosky + Partner's CANstruction efforts for the past few years, raising over $10,000 in canned food donated to the Greater Cleveland Foodbank in the last two years alone.   Ted is an active member of the community and actively volunteers his time supporting a number of local and regional causes.  He is a founding member of the Edgewater Hill Victory Garden community garden, Bike Cleveland Advocacy Committee Member, and co-lead planner of Park (ing) Day Cleveland, an annual open-source global event in which citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places.  Ted has served locally with AIA Cleveland as co-chair of the Associates committee and the Director of Community Outreach, resulting in his Activism Award at this past year's AIA Cleveland Design Awards.  He is currently the Regional Associate Director for the entire Ohio Valley Region serving on the National Associates Committee.  Ted has volunteered his time to help Bialosky + Partners earn Honorable Mention in the COLDSCAPES competition with the submission "GLOW" and pro bono work for Bike Cleveland, leading planning and design for "The Midway", a conceptual proposal for a separated cycle track network in Cleveland that re-uses right-of-ways from the city's former streetcar network.   We are very proud of all the work that Jill and Ted have done, both to serve our clients and to serve our community! [slideshow_deploy id='2703']

December 11, 2013

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 region, under the age of 40, who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities. Congratulations, David - and to the entire Class of 2014! Read the announcement from ENR by clicking here

November 22, 2013

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 and in the community.

The 2013 AIA Design Awards held at the newly opened Cleveland Convention Center.
Photo by Ally McCarley Photography

Jill Christoff is awarded the Emerging Practitioner Award at this year's AIA Cleveland Design Awards!

Jill Christoff is awarded the Emerging Practitioner Award at this year's AIA Cleveland Design Awards!
Photo by Ally McCarley Photography

Jill Christoff received the 2013 Emerging Practitioner Award, for shattering the myth of a single specialty. Jill is the rare story of successfully melding interior design (B.A. Interior Design Kent State University, c/o 2004) and architecture (Master of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, c/o 2009) into her professional identity. She has been recognized in both fields, earning the title of AIA Associate, and being NCIDQ Certified. As an enthusiastic Adjunct Professor, and an engaging Practitioner, Jill successfully devotes considerate time to both her students at KSU and the firm’s interns. In fact, Jill has always been a leader of the firm’s internal mentorship program, and has recently pioneered changes to improve the program’s impact and longevity. Additionally, Jill’s exceptional hand-drawing (often thought to be a skill lost in her generation) was on display at the AIA “Art of Architects” exhibit at the at Intown Club (October – November 2013) alongside the work of Richard Fleischman.

Theodore Ferringer was awarded the Activism Award for exciting Clevelanders about their city.
Photo by Ally McCarley Photography

Theodore Ferringer (Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Design CUDC c/o 2008) has received the 2013 Activism Award for his pledge to enrich Cleveland which has empowered the young designer to advocate, educate and excite its residents, architects and stakeholders about their city. His enthusiastic activism, creativity in the industry and continuous volunteerism/involvement in the region has earned Theodore several prestigious leadership positions. Theodore, having served on the AIA Cleveland board since 2011, is currently shadowing as the Associate Director Elect for 2013 for the AIA Ohio Valley Region (OVR), to serve a term in 2014-15 as Regional Associate Director to represent all AIA Associate (unlicensed) members in the region on the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC). Theodore is a champion at Bialosky + Partners in their regional pro bono work, including collaboration with Bike Cleveland for a safe and vibrant cycling culture in a rigorous planning proposal calling for a separated cycletrack network, The Midway, that re-uses right of ways of former street car lines to be installed throughout Cleveland.

November 19, 2013

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 in Elyria, Ohio.  Our thanks goes out to the college, the construction team, our consultants, and our photographers as well as our colleagues and the prestigious jury for this great honor. The following images and project brief were included in the award submittal: [slideshow_deploy id='2236'] LCCC Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center Culinary Theater The project, sited between existing campus buildings with complex access and service issues, combines two unrelated programs: the college’s relocated TV studio and the new culinary school. By employing twelve access points from the adjacent buildings and eight level shifts on the ground floor as a mechanism for carving and shaping the final form and program areas, we created an experience of culinary arts instruction akin to a public theatrical production. The west façade, acting as the formal building entry, is a proscenium-like frame of metal and wood around a wall of glass that allows views into and out of the kitchens on the lower and upper levels. The entry plaza is an outdoor living room with shaded multi-level seating encouraging viewers to watch the interior activity.  A rotated vestibule with a grand stair cuts across the front of the building and acts as the main pathway between the three buildings and allows viewers a close look into the teaching kitchens. Like the exterior, the demonstration kitchen and lecture room exhibit a series of overhead wood frames that spill out light, reminiscent of a stage. The kitchen and lecture room relationship is orchestrated as a culinary theater between the demonstrator and student. The space is an interactive distance-learning center that encourages audience participation. The three additional teaching kitchens feature state of the art video cameras and viewing screens including a two-way floating glass screen that can be simultaneously viewed inside and outside the kitchens.  The TV studio takes on a similar process where the studio itself is on display to the passerby, but so is the control room and the video technology room where all the participants in the process are “on the air” to the public. The exterior materials are related to the adjacent buildings with blended brick, light buff concrete, and dark bronze metal.  The interior pulls the exterior materials inward, transitioning to a crisp, clean palette centered on stainless steel, medium grey metal, blue tile, and a warm wood. The project is pursuing LEED Certification with high efficiency kitchen equipment, low-volume cooking hoods, reduced-flow plumbing fixtures, and LED lighting throughout.

September 11, 2013

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.

 Bialosky + Partners Architects Philip Erb is Interviewed for Inside Business Magazine

Click here to see what Philip thinks about working at our firm (and what makes Bialosky + Partners one of the Best Places to Work in 2013)

Northcoast 99 Winner Statistics Bialosky + Partners

2013 Northcoast 99 Winner Statistics