Tikkun olam, literally translated as “repairing the world,” has had a significant impact on the architectural difference maker, Jack Bialosky Jr. As the senior and managing principal of Bialosky + Partners Architects, Bialosky has dealt with pro bono efforts to benefit agencies like the Mandel Jewish Community Center, Cleveland Food Bank and EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute.
“I believe passionately that architects have a unique responsibility to serve and strengthen the communities in which they live. For me, the idea of tikkun olam also extends beyond serving the Jewish community to the region and the world at large,” Bialosky said. “We can all do something to make a difference.”
Bialosky goes beyond the depths of his company when it comes to benefitting the general public.
With the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Bialosky mentors young architects, and continuing the expansion of pro bono work done for nonprofit organizations.
He also deals with design of both public and private projects that work to enhance the public environment and he helps oversee the expenditure of
$200 million for renovation and development of Cleveland schools.
As a member of the GCRTA’s arts-in-transit committee, Bialosky deals with the selection and installation of the 1 percent of art funds that go to public art for transportation. Through care for the general public, he puts a great effort into making a difference for all within our community.
At a Glance
As a professional: Bialosky + Partners Architects
Children: Danny; Alec
Synagogue: Suburban Temple-Kol Ami
In the community: City of Cleveland’s Bond Accountability Commission, City of Cleveland’s design review, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s arts-in-transit committee, president-elect of the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Noteworthy: Jack’s father, Jack Bialosky Sr., is founder of Bialosky + Partners Architects.