Berkshire Athletics Ready for Upcoming Season

Gillian takes on Chicago for NeoCon 2023


Southeast PK-12 Construction Continues

Southeast Local School District seeks to consolidate their Pre-Kindergarten and elementary grades to the Waynedale High School and John R. Lea Middle School campus. Construction of the new PK-12 school building for approximately 1,200 students (approximately 185,000 SF) began late last year, with full occupancy scheduled for fall of 2024. BSHM will perform design and administration responsibilities during construction and close out. Potential alternatives include auditorium and auxiliary gymnasium in lieu of renovating the existing middle school gymnasium and auditorium.

We are grateful for the team at CT Taylor and the Southeast Local School District for making this project a success.

Main gym and administrative offices in front of high school building.
Future elementary classroom.
New elevator pit for middle/high school.
New high school corridor with opening for windows and storefront systems.
New data/power/AV floor boxes for high school computer lab.

SELSD Building Project Breaks Ground

On June 20th, Southeast Local School District in Apple Creek, Ohio, broke ground on their new school building project.

Meet the BSHM Summer Interns!

Alissa Gonda

As a first-year graduate/Master of Architecture student at the University of Cincinnati, Alissa has always been interested in how buildings look and are used. She decided to pursue architecture because she wants to create something that will help others for many years to come. In Alissa’s spare time, she loves to draw, color, paint, and play mind/word games. She also thinks Grogu from The Mandalorian is adorable!

“Don’t sit down and wait for opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker

BethAnne Bautista

BethAnne is entering her junior year at Bowling Green State University this coming fall. She has always loved architecture and found it beautiful. In high school, she knew she wanted to go to school for it, as she was attracted to the design aspect. BethAnne loves art and being creative – studio is her favorite class because it allows for her to act on her creativity.

“The thing is – fear can’t hurt you anymore than a dream.”Lord of the Flies, William Golding

BSHM Helps Develop New Master Plan for Firelands’ Vermilion Road Campus

As Firelands High School continues construction progress, BSHM’s Bill Cook shared “what-if” mockups of a new master plan which would include a new elementary school, fieldhouse, bus garage, and more. Read the full story, here. 

Southeast Local BOE passes resolution for new building funds

BSHM President & CEO, Byron Manchester, presented three potential sites for the new Southeast Local School District building. Read more about the project moving forward, here.


Berkshire PK-12 Progress Ongoing

Great Progress continues @ the new Berkshire PK-12 School scheduled to complete in December 2021.

Bird’s Eye View courtesy of ICON Construction Services, Inc.

Latest Berkshire PK-12 Construction Progress Tour

Berkshire Local School District’s Superintendent, John Stoddard, gives a tour of the latest progress at the construction of the new Berkshire PK-12 School at the Vimeo link below!

BHS NEW SCHOOL TOUR 2 from G-TV Videos on Vimeo.

Jay Crafton Receives AIA Youngstown Gold Medal Award

We are pleased to announce that Jay Crafton, our Senior Vice President, has been awarded the 2020 AIA Youngstown Gold Medal Award. In his 38-year career, Jay has served as a member of the AIA for over 28 years, strengthening the work of the Youngstown chapter through committee service, in addition to providing mentorship to practicing architects in the chapter. As a LEED Accredited Professional dedicated to sustainable design and a showcase of experience in various building types in the public sector, Jay has significantly helped advance the architecture profession in the Mahoning Valley and beyond. In addition to his role in the field of architecture, Jay dedicates his time to the Hubbard Zoning Planning Commission, Youngstown Symphony Society, and Youngstown Design Review Board.