Recognition/Awards

Company Honors

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.”

Individual Honors

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.

 Honors

  • 2008 Paul J. Ricciuti – Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award of Merit for over 40 years of service as an advocate for and the practitioner of preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and outstanding contribution to historic preservation in Ohio.
  • 2008 Gary G. Balog – Inducted into AIA College of Fellows for Design
  • 2007 Paul J. Ricciuti – Mahoning Valley Historical Society Directors’ Award of Achievement
  • 2007 Gary G. Balog – Fran Greenburg Award
  • 2003 Gary G. Balog – Individual Gold Medal Award AIA Eastern Ohio
  • 2001 Gary G. Balog – Presidential Citation Award AIA Ohio
  • 1996 Paul J. Ricciuti – Inducted in AIA College of Fellows for Historical Renovation
  • 1995 Gary G. Balog – Charles Marr Award AIA Ohio Foundation 1995
  • 1994 Paul J. Ricciuti – Individual Gold Medal Award AIA Eastern Ohio
  • 1993 Paul J. Ricciuti – Charles Marr Award AIA Ohio Foundation
  • 1993 – AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award

Project Awards

2010s

  • 2016 SCUP / AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a new Building – Merit Award for the Seton Hills University – Seton Hills Arts Center
  • 2016 AIA-CAE Education Facility Design Award – Award of Excellence for the Seton Hills University – Seton Hills Arts Center
  • 2016 AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter Honor Award for the Seton Hill University – Seton Hills Arts Center
  • 2016 AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter Merit Award for the Niles City School District – Niles McKinley High School
  • 2014 Mahoning Valley Historical Society Historic Preservation Award for Commercial Revitalization – Interior Rehabilitation for the C.S. Lewis Institute, Trinity United Methodist Church, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 2014 AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter Merit Award for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
  • 2013 AIA Ohio Gold Medal awarded to Gary G. Balog, FAIA, LEED AP
  • 2012 Historic Preservation Award from the Ohio Historical Society for Youngstown YWCA
  • 2012 Historic Preservation Award from the Ohio Historical Society for National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • 2012 Mahoning Valley Historical Society Historic Preservation Award for Youngstown YWCA
  • 2010 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Design Excellence for Youngstown East High School
  • 2010 AIA Eastern Ohio Commendation for Historic Preservation for National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • 2010 Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Historic Preservation Award for Community Revitalization, National McKinley Birthplace Memorial

2000s

  • 2008 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Merit Award for Taft Technology Center
  • 2008 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Columbus Ohio Avenue Elementary School
  • 2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award for Columbus Ohio Avenue Elementary School
  • 2008 AIA Ohio Design Merit Award for GlenOak High School
  • 2007 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for GlenOak High School
  • 2007 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Merit Award for Newton Falls Jr./Sr. High School
  • 2006 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for the Ford Family Recital Hall and Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion
  • 2005 Ohio Golden Trowel Award, Best in Educational Category, awarded to Newton Falls 3-6 Elementary School
  • 2005 Mahoning Valley Historical Society Historic Preservation Award for Commercial Revitalization – Powers Auditorium Facade and Adler Building Renovation
  • 2005 Mahoning Valley Historical Society Commercial Revitalization Award for McCrory Building Restoration
  • 2005 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Ricciuti Balog & Partners Architects Offices and Studios
  • 2005 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Syak Residence
  • 2004 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Wooster City School Board Office Renovations
  • 2004 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for West Branch K-8 School
  • 2003 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Adler Art Academy
  • 2000 Architecture Portfolio Award in American School and University for Design Excellence for Liberty High School
  • 2000 Architecture Portfolio Award in American School and University for Design Excellence for Katherine Thomas Elementary School
  • 2000 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Beecher Center for Technology in the Arts

1990s

  • 1998 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Design Excellence on Kent Roosevelt High School Addition and Alterations
  • 1998 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for New Building – Morley Performing Arts Pavilion
  • 1997 Architecture Portfolio Award in American School and University for Design Excellence for Cornerstone Elementary School
  • 1996 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for The Duffet Residence
  • 1994 AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Ashtabula Mall Concourse
  • 1994 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Morley Performing Arts Pavilion
  • 1993 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Roth Bros. Annex
  • 1992 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Lyden House
  • 1992 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for Christman Dining Commons
  • 1992 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for John J. McDonough Museum of Art
  • 1991 AIA Ohio Design Honor Award for Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel
  • 1990 AIA Eastern Ohio Citation Award for the Medical Offices of Dr. N.K. Badjatia
  • 1990 AIA Eastern Ohio Citation Award for McDonough Chapel Resurrection Cemetery

1980s

  • 1989 AIA Eastern Ohio Honor Award for the Remodeling of Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel
  • 1989 AIA Eastern Ohio Honor Award for the Corporate Offices of Lally Pipe and Tube
  • 1988 AIA Eastern Ohio Honor Award for the West Wing of the Butler Art Institute
  • 1988 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for The Monus Residence
  • 1988 AIA Eastern Ohio Citation Award for Historic Preservation of the Park Hotel
  • 1987 AIA Eastern Ohio Design Honor Award for The Atrium Building
  • 1984 AIA Ohio Design Honor Award for Hilton at Lackawanna Station