Mark is highly inquisitive (he is a scholar in anthropology and philosophy). This curiosity and questioning suits his role as our Senior Construction Administrator, where he investigates challenges and facilitates creative in-the-field solutions. Mark was a contributing writer for Time + Architecture Magazine, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation. He continues to present at restoration and renovation conferences, as well as state preservation conferences. Mark sits on the Historic Warehouse Design Review and Gateway District Design Review committees.
Mark’s Cleveland Recommendation: League Park. Opened in 1891 with Cy Young’s first pitch, the stadium was the home of the Cleveland Indians until 1946 and the location of many memorable events: The only unassisted triple play in a world series game, the place where Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak was stopped and the site of Babe Ruth’s 500th home run. After decades of neglect, the ballpark was restored in 2011 and is now the home of the Baseball Heritage Museum.
Jack believes this is a golden age for Cleveland architecture – and his public service reflects it. He chairs the Downtown Design Review, has juried design awards regionally, and advocates for local architects through AIA Cleveland. In 2016, Jack was named a Fellow within the American Institute of Architects, a distinguished honor that recognizes architects with significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society at a national level. In his former life on the East Coast, he taught at the Harvard School of Design. In this life, Jack enjoys woodworking, walks in the park with his dog, and watching collegiate lacrosse.
Jack’s Cleveland Recommendation: Sulphur Springs picnic area South Chagrin Reservation Cleveland MetroParks
Beau prides himself in being an educator and architect. Presently he teaches first year design studio at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and previously taught at Valencia College. His architecture background is diverse having worked in Atlanta, Orlando, and Chicago on projects ranging from a golf course rain shelter to health science centers and high-rises. Beau has been critical to the success of AIA Cleveland’s Annual Design Awards, which has captured the attention of other chapters and cities nationwide.
Beau’s Cleveland Recommendation: On a Saturday morning Grab a coffee at the Koffie Cafe and visit the West Side Market across the street.
Larissa is an architect with a landscape designer’s heart. Her favorite projects to work on are those that treat the built environment as part of a greater landscape system. Larissa is also a historic building whisperer, creatively reviving structures for their next chapter. Weekends are for hiking the Cuyahoga Valley National Park with her trusted Labrador. An avid tennis fan, Larissa will play or watch any chance she gets. Her dream is to attend a finals match at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
Larissa's Cleveland recommendation: Try any flavor at Mitchell’s Ice Cream Shop in Ohio City.
As a graduate student, Jill traveled with a research team to India for the book Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India. Today, she practices architecture and interior design in tandem, bringing an expertise and crosspollination of both to her work. Jill has served as an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University teaching interior design studios. She has been named to the Top 25 Under 35 Young Professionals in Cleveland and honored with AIA Cleveland’s Emerging Professional Award.
Jill’s Cleveland Recommendation:
Check out Public Square, it’s a great spot for people-watching, special events, and kids love running through the fountain!
Cliff brings a talent set that spans architecture and technology. As our Director of Technology, he actively attends conferences and workshops regarding new trends, innovations, and practices. Cliff participates in the local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC Cleveland) and the Northeast Ohio Revit User Group (NEORUG).
Cliff’s Cleveland Recommendation: University Circle – Plenty to see and do!
Drawn to the Rust Belt, Ben has recently relocated to Cleveland after living on both coasts (East: Baltimore and New York City, West: Portland) and studying in Copenhagen. Influenced by his strong background in libraries and educational projects, Ben approaches architecture as a means to enrich communities (and all good buildings should strive to do so). He enjoys cooking: the kitchen is the unquestioned heart of his home. Ask him about the parallels between food and architecture: two creative pursuits that evoke a sense of community.
Ben’s Cleveland Recommendation: Visit any of the institutions the surround Wade Oval in University Circle, you can’t go wrong and there’s no shortage of great restaurants in that area when you’ve had your fill of Cleveland’s cultural riches (which it serves up in ample Midwestern portions).
David is our Director of Design, achieving a balance between technical ability and inspiring creativity. Clients have converted his surname into a verb: referring to a problem solved as having been “crauned”. He has a passion for social interest design, and regularly assists communities and organizations in need of pro-bono design services. Recent recognitions include Crain’s Cleveland Forty Under 40 and Engineering News Record Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40.
David’s Cleveland Recommendation: Mabel's BBQ on E 4th Street before a game and order the Clevelander
Hallie is the Architect Whisperer. Trained in architecture, she is living-out her singular mission: coaching architects to be their best. Hallie presents on the topics of equity and alternative careers at design schools and architecture conferences – most recently at the National AIA Women's Leadership Summit in Minneapolis. Her weekends include antiquing, gardening, and baking.
Hallie’s Cleveland Recommendation: Felice’s Happy Hour, then a restored classic film at the Cinematheque.
Jerry has been a loyal, avid Cleveland sports fan for decades. That same drive and dedication that it takes to be a Cleveland sports fan, you’ll find across Jerry’s 30+ year career as a Senior HVAC Engineer. He has emerged as a pivotal team member of the firm’s strategic planning process, specifically to strengthen multidisciplinary integration.
Jerry’s Cleveland Recommendation: BBQ shrimp and grits Bourbon Street Barrel Room - Tremont.
Paul has been instrumental in expanding the A/E firm, notably in its transformational move to Midtown in 2016. He currently serves as Board Chairman of the South Russell Architectural Board of Review, Board of Trustees for Midtown Cleveland, and is past Chairman of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association. In addition to an architectural license, he also has a pilot’s license (which has been put to good use, flying our staff to client meetings).
Paul’s Cleveland Recommendation: Take an aerial tour of the city when the fall colors are at their peak. It will give you a whole new appreciation for the ‘Forest City’.
Be it physical or virtual – Nick enjoys making things. Growing up, he hoped to be an illustrator or animator, until discovering architecture in high school. At Bialosky, he specializes in coordinating, designing and rendering BIM projects. If you haven’t guessed, technology is like a second language to him (he is self-taught in coding and designing websites). Nick is a Revit Certified Professional and continues to seek out new exciting technologies in architecture/design.
Nick’s Cleveland Recommendation: Seek out Cleveland’s early to 1900’s history and its hidden gems, like the tow path and local restaurants.
Born to a family of artisans in the Upper Appalachians of Pennsylvania, Ted deeply understands and appreciates true craftsmanship. He advocates for innovative architecture and planning that serves the public good, with work featured in AIA’s 2017 Emerging Professionals Exhibition, Citizen Design. Ted currently serves on the Cleveland East Side Design Review Committee and is a founding member of the Green Ribbon Coalition. In 2019, he was named to Crain’s 40 under 40.
Brandon’s love of Cleveland basketball and mentoring intersect in his role as a coach of Youth Sports’ Junior Cavaliers. Off the court, he has a similar role where he consistently drives the Bialosky team to take our game to the next level. Brandon is a member of the Cleveland Restoration Society, and especially enjoys breathing new life into historic structures.
Brandon’s Cleveland Recommendation: Lakewood Food Scene – Roxu Fusion, Sarita a Restaurant, and Forage Public House to name a few.
John believes sustainability is not just about building green environments, it’s also about protecting what is already green. He epitomizes this core value as the Board Chair for Cuyahoga River Restoration, whose mission is to restore, revitalize, and protect the Cuyahoga River watershed and Lake Erie. As our Director of Sustainability, John provides insight and strategy to sustainably-minded solutions.
John’s Cleveland Recommendation: You’ve got to spend some time at Edgewater Beach. The sun, the surf, the Cleveland skyline… and a pretty cool Bialosky-designed beach house. We’re keeping it a green city on a blue lake.
Born and raised in the Sunshine State, Aaron recalls visiting family in Cleveland and fell in love with this city at an early age. As a servant-leader, Aaron has strengthened our architecture community. To name a few of his posts: Chair the Design Awards Committee, President for AIA Cleveland (2015) and Presidential track for AIA Ohio. Aaron still stays true to his Florida roots as an avid wakeboarder.
Aaron’s Cleveland Recommendation: Your best day in Cleveland starts with a run through the MetroParks and up the Fort Hill Steps for a stunning view of the Rocky River.
Dave is a licensed engineer who began as an architecture student. His sincere appreciation for architecture stems from his days at Syracuse and influences how he practices to this day. Dave is a true craftsman; in his spare time, he creates massive colonial-style flags that would give Betsy Ross a run for her money. Even though he hails from Pennsylvania, he cheers on Cleveland sports teams as if he was Ohio-born and raised.
Dave's Cleveland Recommendation: A Tribe game with the family.
Trained at MIT and Yale, Bruce is our numbers guy. There is no problem he can’t solve, causing him to become the go-to person for our most complex, multi-phased projects. Bruce was one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the state of Ohio. His expertise is often solicited by clients, organizations and other architects interested in sustainability and good environmental practices. And when Bruce says, “Scout’s Honor” it holds weight: he’s an Eagle Scout.
Bruce’s Cleveland Recommendation: Edgewater Live – on Thursday evenings during the summer months hang out with a great cross section of Cleveland, listen to a local band, and watch the sun set from the beach.
Bridget enjoys being active. She finds time for it all: biking, crossfit, yoga, IIDA, and NAIOP – and brings an upbeat energy to both extracurriculars and work. We were not surprised to learn that Bridget played “Interior Designer” as a child. Now, as one in real life, she reflects that same imagination and human element in design. Bridget has led and volunteered for countless community causes as Past Philanthropic Director of IIDA Cleveland / Akron, but in her own time as well. The local chapter named her “IIDA Member of the Year” in 2019.
Bridget's Cleveland Recommendation: Bike or run the various trails in the Metroparks.
Jeff grew up surrounded by blueprints and buildings. His grandfather was a drafter, another grandfather was a developer/general contractor, and his dad – an electrician. This upbringing paired with a love for design steered him to become an architect. Jeff deeply respects the science behind piecing together buildings and enjoys examining how architecture is physically built. He shows incredible sportsmanship and teamwork on and off the field – from the Bialosky Kickball Team to leading firm culture initiatives.
Jeff's Cleveland Recommendation: The towpath trail that was fairly recently completed along the west bank of the flats offers some of the most unique perspectives of the city/bridges while providing an up-close and personal experience with the industrial processes that shaped the city. It also happens to link some great bars where you can celebrate the end of your journey.
When Peggy left college with a degree in fine arts and a determination to make things with her hands, she found a job as a carpenter. Piecing together buildings, stick by stick, she discovered complex puzzles inside each project’s walls - wires and ducts snaking through every structure - that began her career in architecture. As our Senior Specification Writer and Code Analyst, Peggy is still enthralled with the details of construction and complexity of building.
Peggy’s Cleveland Recommendation: Poison Berry Bakery in the Larchmere Commercial Historic District
Before boomeranging back to Cleveland, Matt was educated and worked in St. Louis. He is a well-rounded architect with training in and respect for hand drawing alongside an ever-developing interest in digital design methodologies, including 3D modeling, BIM, renderings, and Virtual Reality. He has taught many courses at Kent State University, most recently "Design Process + Principles", which gives students an initial perspective into the design process by fusing digital technology techniques with design theory. Matt is active in Northeast Ohio Revit User's Group (NEORUG), Autodesk User Group International, and volunteers for his alma mater as well as his children’s school.
Matt’s Cleveland Recommendation: Grab a book and check out the Eastman Reading Garden by Maya Lin
From as early as he can remember, Brian has always wanted to be an Architect. Growing up outside of Washington DC, Brian had early impressions while touring beautiful institutional buildings, which steered him to architecture. As one of our senior project managers, Brian’s trademarks include being highly organized and cool under fire. These characteristics have been true assets in successfully managing some of the largest mixed-use developments in the region.
Brian’s Cleveland Recommendation: A family hike in Hocking Hills. Also explore the metro parks to find new treasures and a deeper appreciation for nature.
Mark is from Upstate New York (which he refers to as “The Real New York”) and leads most of our east coast work. While experienced in a wide range of project types, he is recognized nationally as an expert in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts school programming and design. Mark also serves on the board of ‘The Intergenerational Schools’, in addition to his responsibilities as their Facilities Chair.
Mark’s Cleveland Recommendation: Cast a fly upon Rocky River’s first ripple and hang on.
Ryan, who is quite fond of live theatre, fortunately, lives in a city with the second largest theater district in the nation. Lucky for us, he also loves project management and construction administration. With over 20 years of experience, Ryan has led many transformational renovation projects throughout his career. He is often told that he is a great communicator (and has a great sense of humor), making him a natural at coordination between clients, consultants, and co-workers.
Ryan’s Cleveland Recommendation: Mitchell’s Ice Cream any time of year!
Jeremy is a licensed architect who gives selflessly to his community. Passionate for the arts and architecture, he creates unique ways to playfully engage youth with the built environment through illustration, publication, and mentorship (such as his popular Cleveland Architecture Coloring Book). He serves on AIA Cleveland’s Outreach Council, leads adventures with Boy Scout Explorers in Architecture, and is a mentor with ACE Mentors Program. In 2017, Jeremy was named to Northeast Ohio’s Top 25 Under 35 by The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.
Jeremy’s Cleveland Recommendation: John Terence Kelly and R. Buckminster Fuller’s ASM International World Headquarters in Novelty, Ohio (any time of year).
Paul Taylor is a prominent design leader at Bialosky who executes spaces that “make the complex simple”. His reputation points to beautifully simple, light-filled environments influenced by a love for art and a deep understanding of constructability and sustainability. Bridging architecture and interior design, Paul is a rare multidisciplinary architect that excels at all scales of design.
Paul’s Cleveland Recommendation: Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. It is as much an arboretum, park, horticultural garden, and sanctuary as it is a cemetery.
Whether in the stands of a Browns game or on a project, Tracy is “All In” – she is a team player and never gives up. Her specialty is in relevant and engaging spaces for higher education and workplace, which she has authored and presented on associated design trends. She “walks the walk” and champions internal workplace initiatives including strategic planning and Bialosky’s inaugural Women’s Retreat. Tracy has served on numerous panels for universities and associations regarding design, mentorship, and the future of the profession.
Tracy’s Cleveland Recommendation: Check out an Indians game at Progressive Field on a fireworks night (although I still refer to it as “The Jake”). Get downtown early and walk around East 4th Street and Gateway Plaza to get in the spirit. If you ever get the opportunity, don’t miss a chance to see the game from a dugout suite – it’s a unique experience, and you get to heckle the other team!
Travel is Sandy’s passion. Her adventures have taken her to Peru, Norway, and Iceland to soak in magnificent landscapes, cultures, and cuisine. If not abroad, she is cheering on the Cleveland Indians at home games or with her model-material dog, Yoshi. Don’t let the fun fool you, Sandy has a strong work ethic, technical aptitude, and design sense.
Sandy's Cleveland Recommendation: When people think about fantastic hotel design, their mind probably doesn’t jump to Cleveland, but the Arcade is considered to be one of the best hotel lobbies in the world. Take a stroll and enjoy this gem!
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