Aaron Hill, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a registered Architect and Principal with Bialosky Cleveland, an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm. Throughout his career, Aaron has directed and designed a range of high-profile institutional projects, which have been recognized with eight State and Local AIA Design Awards. At Bialosky, he leads diverse project teams for government and higher education work. Aaron currently serves on both the AIA Cleveland and AIA Ohio Boards, recently as the AIA Cleveland President. He has been the co-chair of the AIA Cleveland Design Awards program for the past seven years.
Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP leads Bialosky Cleveland, a multi-disciplinary design firm recognized for achievements in design, practice, and firm culture. After graduating Yale University and working and teaching in Boston, Jack returned to Cleveland in 1986 to begin stewardship of the firm, which in 2009, was recognized as an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm.
His leadership of the firm has extended to the planning and design of corporate campuses for Progressive Insurance which established a national architectural brand and helped propel the company’s explosive growth. At Crocker Park, in Westlake, Jack has led the efforts to build a downtown heart for a city that challenged the notion of “urban living” being exclusive to metropolises and serves as a national model of vertically integrated mixed-use. Throughout his career, Jack has earned widespread respect as a trusted community leader and facilitator, helping to found non-profits, such as The Gathering Place, a cancer support agency, and to save others, such as The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, through strategic planning and design. Jack has served under four successive mayors as a leading architectural voice on behalf of the city, and presently chairs the Downtown Cleveland Design Review. He was elevated to the College of Fellows within the American Institute of Architects in 2017.
Michele is an aspiring designer with a special interest in architecture and interiors. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture from Ohio University and Master of Architecture with emphasis in Interiors from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Michele began her formal architecture career in Cleveland Ohio at Robert P. Madison International where she worked as a Project Designer. Michele is currently a Project Manager in the Capital, Construction & Facilities Department at Cuyahoga Community College. In this role she is managing multiple projects spanning from new construction and renovation to infrastructure improvements as a part of the college’s master plan and bond projects. Michele served on the Ohio Board as Associate Director for the American Institute of Architects where she advocated for the voice of associate members throughout the state, is involved on the Women In Architecture Committee and the 2016 recipient of the AIA Cleveland Activism Award. She is also the treasurer of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Society of Minority Architects. Michele is consistently involved in youth outreach and mentoring at John Hay High School of Architecture and Design, Citizens Leadership Academy, College Now and the ACE Mentoring Program at Max Hayes High School. As an emerging design professional, Michele believes that design changes our world and ultimately dreams to make design services more accessible to all communities through initiating creative thinking and problem-solving skills to the masses. She is passionate about people, process, performance and most recently painting!
Diane Davis-Sikora is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. She is a licensed architect whose research focuses on temporary membrane structures, and methods of narrative and documentary storytelling in architecture. Her short documentary on pneumatic architecture, ‘Structures of Air’, was an official selection at the 2012 VI Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival and the 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR).
Matt joined Robert Maschke Architects in 2006 and over the past 12 years, has been responsible for the design and execution of many award-winning projects, published nationally and internationally. Irrespective of scale and typology, ranging from sculptural follies to private residences, higher education facilities, and commercial spaces; each project’s unique constraints inform exceptional design solutions within modest means. Matt’s designs and research focus on the architectural effects of origami-like folding to delineate volumetric enclosure and strategically blur interior and exterior distinctions. With expertise in a broad range of design and fabrication hardware and software he has guided the transition of RMA’s design dialogue from an analog to a digital studio. Implementing fabrication techniques in modeling and construction to develop uniquely resourceful and efficient solutions to complex spatial and aesthetic constraints. The ongoing discourse of architecture in and around RMA’s studio strategically draws upon contemporary architectural precedent and research.
Robert Maschke, FAIA, founded his eponymous firm in 1997 with the belief that a regional practice based in Cleveland, Ohio could contribute to global architectural culture. Many of Maschke’s civic, cultural, higher education, and residential projects have contributed to Cleveland’s built environment while also being internationally published and recognized. The recipient of many awards, including the Cleveland Arts Prize for design, the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, and national honors from the American Institute of Architects, Robert is committed to advancing the practice of architecture while serving the community. Currently, Maschke serves on several civic and cultural boards.
Jodi van der Wiel, AIA completed her architectural education at Iowa State University’s College of Design. She is a registered architect, certified in interior design and an accredited professional for both LEED and WELL sustainable rating platforms. Jodi is a long-standing member of the Downtown/Flats design review committee for the City of Cleveland. In 2015, Jodi co-founded AIA Cleveland’s Women in Architecture Committee and assisted in the creation of the chapter’s mentorship program. She was named AIA Ohio’s Mentor of the Year in 2017. Jodi is currently serving as First Vice President for AIA Cleveland. A few of her local projects include The Cleveland School of the Arts, the Downtown YMCA at the Galleria, The Quarter and the Oatey Corporate Headquarters.