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!

June 2, 2015

Edgewater Beach House Design Progress to be Unveiled at Ward 15 Community Meeting

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What: Ward 15 Community Meeting

When: Thursday June 4th, 2015 6pm to 8pm

Where: Louisa May Alcott Elementary School

Remember the Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House project? While things have been quiet publically, our team has been hard at work on its design! We have incorporated many ideas that were received at a series of public meetings in early December on the Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation planning and from the MindMixer project page! If interested you in learning more, please attend the Ward 15 Community Meeting, this Thursday June 4th from 6pm to 8pm at Louisa May Alcott School at 10308 Baltic Road.
More details:

Please join Councilman Matt Zone, Cudell Inc. and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization for a special meeting to learn details about the upcoming improvements and reconstruction for the West Shoreway. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be in attendance, along with Great Lakes Construction, the contractor for the project to answer questions and address concerns stakeholders may have.In addition, representatives from the Cleveland Metroparks will be updating the community on the construction and timeline of the new roundabout and bathhouse/restaurant at lower Edgewater Park.We will also update the community on the Shoppes on Clifton project.There are so many exciting projects slated to begin this summer in our community, please plan on attending this important meeting to get all the details!

If you're a facebook user, you may RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/702273333216811/

For information about the West Shoreway reconstruction see ODOT's project page here: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/ClevelandUrbanCoreProjects/LakefrontWest/Pages/default.aspx

May 18, 2015

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

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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!

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Our team, consisting of Mandisa Gosa (Bialosky + Partners), Sandy Weigel (Bialosky + Partners), Jen Hlavin (Bialosky + Partners), Raina Hooper (Ohio Desk), Maria Asser (Ohio Desk) and model Hallie DelVillan (Bialosky + Partners), competed against an astonishing 27 rival teams at Product Runway held at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, May 1st. Our team worked with manufacturer representatives Donna DeCarlo (Ohio Desk), Stephen Stefancin (Coalesse) and Duane Cardamone (Designtex) – without their support none of this would have been possible!

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Our inspiration board - 1960s Modern inspired by wireframe furniture and bold colors of the era.

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The final Bialosky + Partners | Ohio Desk design on the Runway!

Our Final Design, inspired by both the historic location of this year’s event and the 60’s Mod fashion era, had the primary objective of creating something that mixed the past ideas of 60’s Mod with today’s fashion trends. We selected an array of textiles in bright, eye catching colors like magenta, yellow and teal from our sponsor, Designtex. Our design also featured an indoor/outdoor stool seat from Coalesse called the Emu Re-Trouvé Pouf. Not only was this furniture piece funky and creative, it was also very appropriate as the design of the stool was inspired by the meeting of the present and the past: nostalgic design from the fifties with its curls and spirals combined with modern production.  We also had several accessories including an intricate necklace consisting of hand-made fabric beads.

It was an exciting event (and a great party!), with over 1,000 people in the atrium at Cleveland Museum of Art to see all the designs. See the gallery on Facebook here, and to see all the fun that went on in the Photobooth before the show - click here.

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We also had Mariel Hemingway in the house as our celebrity judge!

The Plain Dealer covered the story over the weekend - featuring our design! - Plain Dealer Article

Congrats again to all of the winners & Thanks to all that came to support our team!!

The Winner's Circle, with Best of Show in the Center!

The Winner's Circle, with Best of Show in the Center!

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.

December 17, 2014

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 2013 creating the Lakefront Reservation.

To aid in the design process, we need your help to envision the future of this facility and vitality of the beach! Learn more about the project, give feedback, and take part in the conversation at the project MindMixer page: http://metroparksedgewater.mindmixer.com/

Additionally, our team solicited feedback at three public meetings that took place earlier this month. The open house meetings focused on the overall $14 million of planned Cleveland Metroparks lakefront park improvements. Learn more about those meetings and other Clevleand Metroparks Lakefront Reservation projects here: http://clevelandmetroparks.org/Main/Lakefront-Planning-Meetings.aspx 

In the late winter or early spring of 2015, our team will present developed designs at a second round of public meetings.

Cleveland Metroparks staff giving a short presentation a December Lakefront Planning Public Open House

Cleveland Metroparks staff giving a short presentation a December Lakefront Planning Public Open House

Bialosky + Partners Architects & Environmental Design Group staff discuss the Edgewater Beach House Project with attendees during a Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Planning Open House.

Bialosky + Partners Architects & Environmental Design Group staff discuss the Edgewater Beach House Project with attendees during a Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Planning Open House.

About the project: The new Edgewater Beach House shall be the “hub” of activity for the Edgewater Beach, replacing the current Edgewater Beach facilities. With a budget of $3.4 to $4 million, the project is utilizing a community-informed design process.  Construction shall begin in late summer of 2015, with completion in mid-2016. The project design will use sustainable design principles with a goal of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification.

The new Edgewater Beach House, a two level approx. 9000sf facility, will include an observation deck, expanded concessions, restrooms, changing stations, and beach access, along with new outdoor amenities. Other program elements being considered are sundry/retail sales, recreational equipment rental, and educational elements. Site work will include plazas, patios, and spraygrounds, and landscaping.

The Bialosky + Partners Architects led team includes Environmental Design Group (civil and landscape architecture), Terracon (geotech), Karpinski Engineering (MEP), Barber & Hoffman (structural) and Predictive Service (LEED commissioning).

Existing Edgewater Beach House Site Location Plan

Existing Edgewater Beach House Site Location Plan