November 24, 2014

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 pleased to announce that this is our second design award for the Culinary Arts Center and we want to again thank the college, the construction team, our consultants, and our photographers as well as our colleagues and the prestigious jury for this honor.

Visit our AIA Honorable Mention blog post to see the award submittal images and read the project brief.

Additionally, Plain Dealer Art & Architecture Critic Steven Litt has a recap of the event here: Healthcare projects dominate winning entries in 2014 AIA Cleveland architectural design awards

September 10, 2014

IIDA Talk of the Town: Urban Cool Meets Farm Fresh

We are excited to share that Bialosky + Partners has been featured in the IIDA Cleveland Akron City Center Newsletter and website’s “Talk of the Town” column.  The article profiles Cuyahoga Community College (CCC)’s Hospitality Management Center (HMC) and the adjacent private restaurant Pura Vida.

Read the article here:

The project goal was to create a new image for the college via contemporary, forward-looking architecture paired with clean striking interiors that creates an inviting community nexus to celebrate the art of cooking.  Glass walls admit views into the restaurant kitchen allowing the culinary students and visitors to see the instruction process in action.  This visual connection enhances the idea of Culinary Theater and demystifies the art of cooking.

Pura Vida + CCC HMC won a NAIOP Northern Ohio 2013 Award of Excellence for best Mixed-Use Interior Design project and a 2012 Award of Merit from IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).

Additionally, mark your calendars for the upcoming IIDA OH KY Chapter Annual Conference that will be held in Cleveland on October 17!  It’s held here once every 5 years and speakers this year include Cheryl Durst, IIDA CEO and Michael Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO of MASS Design Group.

June 23, 2014

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 event is tomorrow, hosted by IIDA's Cleveland Akron Chapter on Tuesday June 24th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland, located at 6140 West Creek Road in Independence, Ohio 44131. You can RSVP for the event here: See below for more details! (click image for full size, then zoom)

May 9, 2013

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 Runway 2013!

Our team model, Hannelore Berken, is prepped by the Product Runway Make-up Team!

Team model, Hannelore Berken, is prepped by the Product Runway Make-up Team!

Hannah is ready to walk the runway!

Hannah is ready to walk the runway

Our team, consisting of Mandisa Gosa (Bialosky + Partners), Sandy Weigel (Bialosky + Partners), Hallie DelVillan (Bialosky + Partners), Raina Hooper (Ohio Desk), and model Hannelore Berken (Independent Artist & Published Poet) competed against 16 rival teams at Product Runway held at the State Theater on Friday night. Our team worked with manufacturer representatives Chrstine Drabicki (Steelcase) and Donna DeCarlo (Ohio Desk) - without their support none of this would have been possible! Bialosky + Partners was excited to participate in the competition and also be a red carpet sponsor at the event!

Tracy Sciano Vajskop and Savannah Farris Dugan on the Red Carpet at the IIDA Akron Cleveland 2013 Product Runway!

Tracy Sciano Vajskop and Savannah Farris Dugan on the Red Carpet at the IIDA Akron Cleveland 2013 Product Runway!

Team Fantastical Tea Party from L to R is: Mandisa Gosa (Bialosky + Partners), Sandy Weigel (Bialosky + Partners), Hannelore Berken (model), Hallie DelVillan (Bialosky + Partners), and Raina Hopper (Ohio Desk)

Our Final Design, was inspired by both the historic location of this year’s event and Alice in Wonderland, our primary objective was to create something theatrical and eye catching. We selected an array of textiles in blues, blacks, and grays from our sponsor, Steelcase. The bodice was made using a black and white striped panel fabric. Fifteen different fabrics were cut into circles, sewn into over 850+ rosettes, and attached in an ombre fashion to create our volumes base. We also had several accessories including a bow made of scrim and resin jewelry created by Erica Hoosic.

Team members from Bialosky + Partners, Steelcase, and Ohio Desk celebrating our big win!

Friends and team members from  Bialosky + Partners, Steelcase, and Ohio Desk

The other winners from this year’s event are:

Fit and Finish: Interface / Sherwin Williams
Best of Show: Mannington Commercial / Process Creative Studios
Most Wearable: Allermuir (Team 2)
Best Use of Materials: Wolf Gordon / Dimit Architects
People’s Choice: Interface / Sherwin Williams
Congratulations to all of the winners and teams! It was a fantastic show!

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