BSHM Architects have been the recipient of over 40 Design Awards from various components of the American Institute of Architects. Our most recent award is the 2014 ASA Eastern Ohio Chapter Merit Award for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. 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 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 (1996 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.