July 26, 2017

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 future.

Bialosky designers Mandisa Gosa (left), Tracy Sciano Vajskop (center), and Christy Schalmo (right) at the Arcadia showroom

The view from the hotel.


The industry trends that were very apparent at NeoCon this year were a shift towards multigenerational workspace, “resimmercial,” a residential feel for commercial environments, greater technology integration, and a color palette that emphasized pastels such as blush and precious metals. Not only is NeoCon important to test out new products and prototypes, but it also allows Bialosky designers can remain current with industry trends.

JSI Showroom Signage

JSI Showroom 'Resimercial' Furniture

Arcom Fabrics Showroom

Framery Showroom Quiet Space Pod

Izzy Collaborative Lounge Space

Knoll Unscripted Lounge & Screens - Pastels and 'Resimmercial' (Photo: www.knoll.com)

Kimball - Resimmercial Workspace (Photo: www.kimball.com)

March 31, 2015

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.

Designer Insights with Mandisa Gosa

Courtesy of: Terry's Fabrics UK

- Transcript -

1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

Modern with Global Funk. I gravitate towards environments that are overall quiet and modern but have layered elements of vivid color and playful moments. A style of self-expression.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

I like to establish a working relationship with a client that is built on trust. From that point it’s a matter of narrowing in on their aesthetic, likes and dislikes; bouncing ideas off fellow designers and looking for inspiration for design development.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

I work with many extremely talented people each with their own unique design aesthetic. I respect and admire all who are able to express themselves through a positive outlet.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

Inspiration comes from everywhere: books, magazines, art, and nature. A lot of inspiration comes from my children, nieces and nephews. They have the natural ability to be fearless and unbound when it comes to creative expression.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

I am at this point in my career due to determination, self-confidence with an approachable leadership style, and grace. My piece of advice would be to follow the path that brings you the most joy; but be open to the guidance and knowledge that others have to share.

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: http://www.iidaohky.org/articles/cleveland-akron/urban-cool-meets-farm-fresh-ccc-hospitality-management-center-pura-vida

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: http://www.iidaohky.org/events/cleveland-akron/womens-roundtable-future-women-design-industry-registration-now-open See below for more details! (click image for full size, then zoom)

May 14, 2014

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 professional work ethic, be detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. Bialosky + Partners is an integrated design firm in which teams are typically maintained from a project’s inception through completion.  Project work will be inclusive of all phases of design (schematic design, construction documents, finish selection, construction administration, furniture selection) for a multitude of project types not limited to higher education, multi-family housing, corporate office, high end residential, and mixed use developments. This is a full-time paid position with excellent benefits.  Please submit resume and a sampling of your work. Qualifications: 4 year relevant degree Entry level – 5 years experience AutoCAD proficiency Adobe Photoshop proficiency Revit proficiency is a plus Google Sketchup proficiency is a plus Adobe InDesign experience is a plus Contact: Tracy Sciano Vajskop, Senior Associate | Senior Interior Designer tvajskopATbialoskyDOTcom

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