BSHM Architects has been the recipient of over 43 Design Awards from various components of the American Institute of Architects. Our most recent awards are for the 2016 AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter Honor Award for the Seton Hill University – Visual Arts Building and the 2016 AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter Honorable Mention for the Niles City School District – High School. The significance of the Honors is that they were awarded to BSHM by our peers in the Architectural Community and acknowledge our commitment to design.
BSHM Architects received the prestigious AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. According to the jury, “the firm serves as a role model for other architectural firms in the state – and consistently demonstrates the value of design integrity and unremitting service to the profession.”
BSHM Architects recently completed the Cleveland Heights University Heights School District’s – Cleveland Heights High School Addition/Renovation which received the 2017 Best Public Building Rehabilitation Award by Heritage Ohio. As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through the preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism. In addition, BSHM also received 2018 AIA Eastern Ohio Honorable Mention and in 2019 the Community Impact Award from Cleveland Restoration Society & AIA Cleveland, both awards were for the Cleveland Heights High School .
BSHM Architects received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. According to the jury, “Buchanan Ricciuti & Balog Architects (previous name) serves as a role model for other architectural firms in the state – and consistently demonstrates the value of design integrity and unremitting service to the profession.”
BSHM Architects is one of the few firms in the region to have had principals of the firm recognized nationally by being elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects; former principal Paul J. Ricciuti, FAIA (1995 for Historic Architecture) and Gary G. Balog, FAIA (2008 for Excellence in Design). Mr. Balog is the recipient of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor that the State of Ohio bestows on an individual practitioner.
BSHM Architects’ renovation, rehabilitation and reprogramming of the historic YWCA in downtown Youngstown received the 2012 Community Revitalization Award from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, as well as a 2012 Preservation Award from the Ohio Historical Society. The Restoration of the McKinley Birthplace Memorial in Niles also received a 2012 Award for Historic Preservation, from the Ohio Historical Society.