July 3, 2019

Cleveland Public Library Adopts a Ten Year System Wide Master Plan

Reflecting on its 150-year history, Cleveland Public Library (CPL) engaged with Bialosky Cleveland to develop a Facilities Master Plan to chart the bright future ahead.  The master plan, presented as a graphically rich 400-page book, sets new design principles, explores case studies of specific branches, compounds local and global statistics, and inspires a holistic vision for CPL. The plan is organized around a deliberately planned network of branch types (S, M, L, and XL) and thoroughly considered the best option for each individual branch: renovation, expansion, consolidation, or relocation.

Unanimously approved by CPL’s Board, the master plan is moving into implementation of Phase One. Budgeted at over $60 million it will include re-imagining 14 of the library’s branches over the next five years, with the remaining 13 to follow in phase two. In June, the master plan document was recognized as “Best Print Campaign” at the 2019 SMPS Northeast Ohio Awards.

Read more about CPL’s revitalization here, and find the Group 1 Document here.

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June 5, 2019

First Look: Cleveland Clothing Company

Our engineers recently completed work on Cleveland Clothing Co.’s new Van Aken District shop. Working with Arkinetics and Robert Powell Architects, the team created a streamlined retail space with high ceilings, a full height glass storefront, effective lighting, and HVAC balancing and distribution. Cleveland Clothing's bold new storefront enables this up-and-coming business to spread Cleveland Pride to Shaker Heights.

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May 8, 2019

Library Lofts Pairs Living with Learning

Initial plans for the literary-inspired Library Lofts quickly won approval from the city’s Euclid Corridor Design Review Committee last week. The apartment building, containing over 180 units, will be built above the future Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch of Cleveland Public Library along Euclid Avenue in University Circle.

The overall design is an expression of the literary forms found beneath it; enabling effective responses to the site, tenants, and amenities that will come to exist in the building.

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Bialosky Announces Transition Plan