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!

September 21, 2015

Bialosky + Partners awarded Campus Center project Downtown

Fifteen projects in fifteen years – We are proud to be working once again with Tri-C!

Bialosky + Partners Architects was recently awarded the Metro Campus Center project, sited on E. 30th in downtown Cleveland, which will transform the existing 90,000 sf midcentury brutalist concrete building into one that is inspiring and transparent, connected to its community and engages its inhabitants.

Working closely with our consultants, Tri-C and stakeholders, we are excited to renew this building as the heart of campus, where students and faculty can gather and feel a sense of community.

Existing Campus Center Building at Tri-C

Bialosky + Partners Architects Tri-C Campus Center

Bialosky + Partners Architects Tri-C Campus Center

May 18, 2015

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

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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!

April 7, 2015

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 Campaign! These cans combined with the rest of the teams’ structures, will provide a record breaking number of over 32,800 cans to Northeast Ohio’s Hunger Relief.

This year, our sculpture was given the People's Choice Award! With the theme of “Childhood Board Games”, our team created the “GO” corner of a Monopoly board loaded with a house, hotel, hat player’s piece and shoe player’s piece made of 4,188+ cans. Our Monopoly board contained a variety of foods such as potatoes, pork & beans, black beans and salmon as well as “super foods” including tuna and vegetables.

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Monopoly was created during the height of the Great Depression by a man who simply wanted to entertain his friends and loved ones. While the Great Depression is long since over, poverty is still a prevalent issue today. According to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, one in six people are food insecure - meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. With our contribution this year, we hope to "PASS GO" on hunger!

Enjoy some photos from the event including all of the great sculptures this year!
Note: Please hover your mouse over the images below to navigate the slideshow:

February 2, 2015

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 created by the Society of Design Administration, is devoted to increasing public perception of hunger through gallery-style sculpture of canned goods in public locations. (Below please find photos of BPA structures from previous years.)

With the help of our sponsors last year:

Last year's Canstruction took us to Hollywood!

As always we would like to go above and beyond our goals from previous years and aim for a sculpture that consists of 7,000+ cans (or raise approx. $6,000)! We respectfully request your support for this important Cleveland event with a donation of $250-500 as a company or $50.00 as an individual. However, your generosity at any amount will be greatly appreciated as we try and reach our goal. Your contributions will be recognized on signage next to our sculpture during the exhibit and featured in our BPA Cleveland Design Blog (https://www.bialosky.com/blog).  Please follow the link below to place a donation to help us build our structure!

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This year's theme is "Childhood Board Games" and our sculpture will be on display beginning March 20th. We kindly request any assistance you could provide by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Please accept our gratitude for your time, thought, and consideration. We look forward to the potential collaboration with you for this charitable event.

Thank you to last year's sponsors!