CBLH Archived News

2018.01.31
CBLH Company Dinner

The staff of CBLH Design enjoyed a wonderful annual company dinner at Square 22.



2018.01.31
ACO Polymer Products Presents to CBLH

Thank you ACO Polymer Products, Inc. for providing the team with valuable information on Barrier Free Bathroom Drainage.

2018.01.19
MetroHealth Brecksville Health Center Nominated for Award

Congratulations MetroHealth on the nomination for the Cleveland Engineering Society Award of Excellence for the Brecksville Health Center!


2018.01.19
University Heights Library Featured in Properties Magazine

Congratulations University Heights Library on your new renovation and for being featured in the January 2018 issue of Properties Magazine! CBLH Design is proud to serve as your Architect! To read the article click here.

2018.01.16
CBLH Sponsors SMPS "EDS and Meds" Event

CBLH was a proud sponsor of the program paneled by The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, MetroHealth, and Cleveland State University.

2018.01.11
Behind the Scenes of the CSU Photo Shoot

A behind the scenes preview of the photo shoot at Cleveland State University.  CBLH was the Architect of Record for the New Engineering Building.


2017.12.29
CBLH Design Awarded OSU Morehouse Pavilion Study

CBLH Design is proud to be awarded the Ohio State University Morehouse Planning Study Project.


2017.12.25
Happy Holidays from CBLH Design!

CBLH would like to wish its clients, colleagues, consultants, and friends a Happy Holidays!  Our cartoon team was surely in the holiday spirit this year.




2017.12.21
CBLH White Elephant Holiday Party

The staff enjoyed a day of celebration and festivities, including an annual white elephant gift exchange.


2017.12.15
CSU New Engineering Building Ribbon Cutting

CBLH Principal, Marc Bittinger; Director of Marketing, John Rach; and Director of Architectural Operations, Brian Hennies, attended the Cleveland State University Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Washkewicz College of Engineering Building.

2017.12.05
CSU New Engineering Building Nominated for Award

Congratulations to Cleveland State University for the nomination of the Award of Excellence by the Cleveland Engineering Society for the New Washkewicz College of Engineering Building.

2017.11.30
McKeon Action Door Presents to Staff

Thank you McKeon Action Door for providing our team with valuable information about Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements!

2017.11.28
CBLH Attends SMPS Luncheon

The topic of "How Local Government Can Support Economic Development" was presented by former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, Ted Carter (Cuyahoga County), Tracey Nichols (PMC), Lillian Kuri (The Cleveland Foundation).


2017.11.23
Happy Thanksgiving from CBLH Design!

CBLH would like to wish its clients, staff, colleagues, consultants and friends a safe and warm Thanksgiving!

2017.11.12
University Heights Library Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations University Heights Library on the opening of your new expanded Library!  CBLH is proud to be a part of your team.

2017.11.12
CBLH Presents at Healthcare Design Conference

Together with Cannon Design and MetroHealth, Adam O'Brien, CBLH's Director of Design presented "Beyond Ebola: Designing a Special Disease Care Unit" at the 2017 National Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando.

2017.11.11
Thank You Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day! Thank You Vets for serving our country and protecting our freedom.


2017.11.10
CBLH Attends Cleveland AIA Design Awards

CBLH attended this year's Cleveland AIA Design Awards.  Congratulations to all of this year's winners!.



2017.11.10
Cleveland Cogence Alliance Launches Inaugural Town Hall

Principal Jeff Valus attended the Cogence Town Hall geared towards uniting design and construction professionals.

2017.11.09
Apoorva Juneja Completes State Boards

Congratulations to CBLH Project Planner Apoorva Juneja on completing the State Boards and becoming a registered Architect in the State of Ohio!


2017.11.07
John Rach Elected to University Heights City Council

Congratulations to CBLH Design Director of Marketing, John Rach, on his retaining his University Heights council seat in the November election.


2017.10.31
Happy Halloween from CBLH Design!

Happy Halloween! CBLH was happy to display our creative pumpkins. 

 




2017.10.31
CBLH Pumpkin Carving Party

Our creative design team took an hour to carve pumpkins for the office.

 




2017.10.26
Terracon presents at CBLH

Thank you Terracon for providing the team with valuable information about special inspections.

2017.10.23
Brian Hennies Featured Cleveland AIA Member

Thank you AIA Cleveland for featuring Director of Architectural Operations, Brian T. Hennies, in the “I Am CLE” section of the eNewsletter.


2017.10.19
Scott Weaver Passes State Boards

 

Congratulations to CBLH Project Planner Scott Weaver on passing the State Boards and becoming a registered Architect in the State of Ohio!

2017.10.18
Schonox presents at CBLH

Thank you Schonox for providing the team with valuable information about moisture mitigation.

2017.10.16
Adam O'Brien Featured Cleveland AIA Member

Thank you AIA Cleveland for featuring Director of Design, Adam P. O’Brien, in the “I Am CLE” section of the eNewsletter.


2017.10.04
Tim Hunsicker Shares Hurrican Harvey Relief Experience

CBLH staff review damage in Houston, Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Former Principal, Tim Hunsicker, is involved with the clean-up and rebuilding efforts in the area.




2017.09.27
CBLH Attends Pennsylvania COAA Event

CBLH Associate Adam O’Brien attended the COAA-PA Chapter 2017 Fall Workshop in State College, PA.




2017.09.26
Kryton Presents to CBLH Staff

Thank you Krytron for providing our team with information about crystalline concrete waterproofing and repair systems.


2017.09.19
CBLH Pirate Office Party

The staff of CBLH got to partake in National Pirate Day with an office party and fun games including life sized Jenga.  They sure put those architectural skills to work.


2017.09.13
CBLH Directors Retreat

During the Cleveland Indians 22-game winning streak, the Principals and Directors of CBLH took the opportunity to relocate their annual retreat to Progressive Field.


2017.09.12
CBLH Joins ACE Mentor Program

CBLH Design joined the ACE Mentor Program. ACE helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.




2017.09.11
CBLH Sponsors MetroHealth Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament

CBLH staff enjoying a game of golf at the MetroHealth 2017 Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament.



2017.08.30
CBLH Attends 2017 OFCC Annual Conference

CBLH staff received valuable and innovative information at the 2017 OFCC Conference.

2017.08.21
The Great American Solar Eclipse Watch Party

CBLH got to partake in the "Great American Solar Eclipse" that swept our nation.  With 80% coverage over the sun, the staff had quite the viewing party.

2017.08.11
SMPS Retreat

Northeast Ohio architecture, engineering, and construction professionals (including CBLH) participated in the annual SMPS retreat at Edgewater Park to prepare for next year's programming.

2017.08.03
2017 Revit Conference

Ray Glover attended the 7th annual North American Revit Technology Conference in Toronto, Canada.  This conference is the preeminent gathering of Revit experts in North America.

2017.08.01
UH Fore the Kids Golf Outing Watering Hole Sponsor

CBLH Design is proud to have sponsored the Watering Hole at the Fore the Kids Golf Classic.  Jillian and John passed out beverages and snacks to all the golfers at this event.



2017.08.01
UH Fore the Kids Golf Outing

Team members attended the University Hospital’s 10th annual FORE the Kids Golf Classic benefitting UH Rainbow Babies & Children. CBLH Principals Mike Liezert and Jeff Valus, along with Directors Brian Hennies and Adam O’Brien, partake in an afternoon of golfing.


2017.07.31
ACE Golf Outing

Jeff attended the 8th annual ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland Golf Classic to generate interest in architecture, construction and engineering professions among Cleveland high school students.

 


2017.07.27
Shook Construction Open House Event

Congratulations to Shook Construction on their new office space in Cleveland!

2017.07.24
NOSHE Annual Charity Golf Outing

Thank you to Tec Inc., for inviting the CBLH Team to the NOSHE Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting the NOSHE Internship Program!

2017.07.24
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center 16th Annual Foundation Golf Classic

Principals Mike Liezert and Jeff Valus attended the University Hospital Elyria Medical Center’s 16th Annual Foundation Golf Classic.  The proceeds will benefit the Elyria Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment.

2017.07.04
Happy Independence Day from CBLH Design!

We would like to wish all of our clients, employees, consultants, and colleagues a wonderful and safe holiday!

 




2017.06.20
John Completes Final SMPS Program as President

Director of Marketing, John Rach, presented his last announcement as President of the Northeast Ohio SMPS Chapter.

 




2017.06.09
MetroHealth Annual Stakeholders Meeting

CBLH Design, a proud transformation partner, attended the MetroHealth System Annual Stakeholders Meeting.



2017.05.31
Taking In Cleveland Pride

En route to a meeting, team members stop to appreciate the Cleveland skyline and display their pride.




2017.05.26
CBLH Sponsors MetroHealth NICU Golf Outing

CBLH was a proud corporate level sponsor for the MetroHealth System Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Golf Outing.


2017.05.25
CBLH Presents at NOSHE

CBLH Director of Design, Adam O’Brien along with Ken Borah of Karpinski Engineering and Walter Jones of the MetroHealth Systems presented “Race to the 2016 RNC: Speed-to-Market Strategies for Expansion at MetroHealth” at the 7th Annual NOSHE Conference.

2017.05.25
7th Annual NOSHE Conference

CBLH Design is proud to have sponsored a booth to support the 7th Annual NOSHE Conference!

 

 

 







2017.05.23
Preparing for a Presentation is Teamwork

Our team is hard at work behind the scenes putting the finishing touches on a presentation.

 

 





2017.05.17
Dynamic Glazing

Thank you Sage Glass for providing our team with information on how to improve the human experience in buildings with electrochomics.

2017.05.11
UH RB&C Cocktail Reception

Members of the CBLH Design Team attended the University Hospital’s FORE the Kids Cocktail Reception to benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children.

2017.05.02
The Celebration Continues

The entire staff celebrates a milestone anniversary for Director of Interior Design, Natalie Symon.Thank you Natalie for your 40 years of dedication with our firm.

 




2017.04.27
Former First Lady Speaks at AIA Conference

Members of our team got to hear firsthand from Former First Lady Michelle Obama on how architects can use their leadership to make the world a better place.

 

 




2017.04.26
2017 AIA Convention 

CBLH is looking forward to the annual AIA Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida!


2017.04.13
Commercial Glass School

Thank you Viracon for providing our team with an overview of safety glazing products.

 



2017.04.11
Cleveland Indians Home Opener

Thank you Geis Construction, GDOT Design, and American Interiors for hosting the various watch parties.The staff at CBLH enjoyed watching the winning game with colleagues.




2017.04.11
Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality

Thank you CertainTeed for presenting how to improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and other associated chemicals that have adverse health effects.



2017.04.07
Cuyahoga Community College Unveils Master Plan

The staff at CBLH gained valuable insight at the Tri-C master plan unveiling breakfast.We look forward to the successful passage of the levy and our continued partnership with Tri-C.



2017.04.06
Creating Safer Spaces in Healthcare

Thank you Nora for presenting a lunch and learn on the use of rubber flooring in healthcare applications.

 



2017.03.31
Bad Tom Smith Brewing to Open in Ohio City

Proud Architect of the new taproom for Bad Tom Smith Brewing Company.  Read the article HERE.



2017.03.31
COAA Members Tour Progressive Field

The Spring Workshop gained insight on the Cogence Alliance, Commissioning of Fire Protection Systems, and a behind the scenes look at the latest improvements at Progressive Field.



2017.03.22
Construction Materials Testing and Quality Control

Thank you PSI for providing the lunch and learn on construction testing, inspections, and envelope design.



2017.03.21
CBLH Sponsors SMPS Educational Panel

Speakers from Cleveland State, Kent State, Oberlin, and Cuyahoga Community College join moderator Signet Enterprises for a discussion on making master plans a reality.


2017.03.14
Natalie Symon Celebrates 40 Years at CBLH

A big congratulations goes out to our Director of Interior Design, Natalie Symon, for a milestone anniversary!Thank you for your 40 years of loyalty.



2017.03.10
CBLH Wins University of Akron Project

CBLH will begin working on the design of the addition for the College of Business Administration for The University of Akron.


2017.03.02
The Ohio State University Job Fair

Our office had a booth at The Ohio State University – Knowlton School Job Fair.We are actively hiring for various positions. Apply today!

2017.03.02
4 Ways Tile Won't Kill You

Thank you Emser Tile for providing a Lunch and Learn on “4 Ways Tile Won’t Kill You"



2017.03.01
CBLH Office Dinner

The staff and their spouses all got to enjoy a wonderful evening at Square 22 in Strongsville.



2017.02.24
70 Degrees in February?

 

This one is for the records!CBLH kicked off its tradition of picnic lunches early this year.

 



2017.02.17
Team Participates in SMPS Rock N Bowl

The staff of CBLH competed in the SMPS Rock N Bowl event.  Proceeds from the bowling event went towards an ACE Cleveland Scholarship.

2017.02.10
Showcasing at KSU College of Architecture Job Fair

Our office had a booth at the Kent State University – College of Architecture Job Fair.  We are actively hiring for various positions.Apply today!

2017.02.07
Integrating Acoustics into Architecture

Thanks to BASWA for presenting!  The staff at CBLH gained new insight with the psychological effects of interior acoustics and the principles of sound while realizing the importance of accounting for acoustics in the design phase.

2017.01.26
CBLH Buys Its Own Drone

We are very excited to test out our new drone in our parking lot! We plan on using this new drone to examine existing project sites.

2017.01.17
CBLH Assists with SMPS Healthcare Program

The staff at CBLH worked with other area firms to put on another successful healthcare program for SMPS Northeast Ohio.  Speakers included Brian Smith (Cleveland Clinic), Walter Jones (MetroHealth), Dean Vaughn (UH/Sodexo), and Cliff Greive (Akron Children's).

2017.01.12
SMPS Chapter President Delivers Opening Annoucements

Our Director of Marketing, John Rach, delivers the opening announcements for the latest SMPS program. John is currently serving as Chapter President.


2017.01.12
MetroHealth Brecksville in Properties Magazine.

The IIDA Healthcare Interior award that MetroHealth Brecksville Health Center was awarded was showcased in Properties Magazine. Read the story HERE.

2017.01.04
Presentation by Mark Architectural Lighting

Thank you Mark Architectural Lighting for the presentation on RUBIK, a revolutionary design vocabulary for lighting in the ceiling grid.

2016.12.25
Happy Holidays from CBLH Design!

Our design team was very excited to have a "Hawaiian Holiday" celebration. Click HERE to view our eCard.

2016.12.22
CBLH Holiday Party.

The staff participated in the 46th annual holiday party.  With the white elephant gift exchange, some people left with great presents, and others, well...

2016.12.07
SMPS Holiday Party

CBLH enjoyed the holiday party hosted by SMPS!  It was a great event for networking.


2016.12.03
Open House at Willard Library.

Congratulations Willard Library on the opening of your newly renovated facility.

2016.12.02
Metro Published in BOSS Magazine.

The MetroHealth Campus Transformation, and more specifically the Critical Care Pavilion project, was published in BOSS Magazine. Check out the article HERE.

2016.12.01
Krill Holiday Party.

Thank you Krill Construction for another fun evening at your annual holiday party!

2016.11.28
New Hire at CBLH.

Our firm would like to welcome Jillian DiBenedetto to the team. Jillian is joining as an Administrative/Marketing Assistant.

2016.11.24
Happy Thanksgiving!

CBLH would like to send its warmest wishes this holiday season. We are very thankful to our clients, staff, consultants and colleagues.

2016.11.21
New Project on the Boards!

We are excited to announce a new client to our boards. CBLH was just awarded the Infusion Suite Renovation project at UH Samaritan Hospital in Ashland, Ohio.

2016.11.18
MetroHealth Brecksville Health Center Wins Award.

Teamed with Perspectus Architecture, the Brecksville Health Center won the IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Award.

2016.11.18
CBLH Interior Planner Wins Award.

Congratulations Kaitlyn Kough on winning the IIDA award for student work!

2016.11.14
CBLH Presents at Healthcare Design Conference.

Adam O’Brien presented at the Healthcare Design Conference in Houston, Texas with Walter Jones (MetroHealth), Jocelyn Stroupe (Cannon Design), and Melanie Townshend (Gilbane Building Company). Topic: Speed-to-Market Strategies for Expansion at MetroHealth

2016.11.13
CBLH showcased at Healthcare Design Conference.

CBLH showcased this year at Healthcare Design Conference in Houston. We hope everyone enjoyed our display.

2016.10.31
Happy Halloween!

Our staff was very excited to dress up this Halloween season.

2016.10.28
Go Tribe!

CBLH salutes our Cleveland Indians.

2016.10.19
Columbus SMPS puts on Healthcare Program.

The SMPS Columbus Chapter put on a great healthcare panel with guests from the Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and OhioHealth.

2016.10.15
Branching Out to Brecksville.

MetroHealth opens new health & surgery center to service southern Cuyahoga County as seen in the October issue of Properties Magazine.

2016.10.13
CBLH is now working in Michigan!

We are very excited to announce our first project with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our team will be designing the renovation for their Intensive Care Unit.

2016.10.10
New Engineering Building Breaks Ground!

The Cleveland State University New Engineering Building has broken ground this morning.

2016.9.29
CBLH Showcasing at Ohio Library Council

Come see our booth (#214) at the Ohio Library Council.

2016.08.16
New Engineering Building Breaks Ground!

CBLH Design staff participated in the annual volleyball tournament at the AIA Cleveland Beach Day event.


2016.08.11
MetroHealth Brecksville Health Center Opens!

CBLH Principal Jeff Valus along with members of the MetroHealth System Leadership at the Brecksville Health and Surgery Center Open House.


2016.07.15
CBLH Has Summer Luau Event

Aloha! Fun times at the CBLH Design Summer Luau! Hawaiian shirt contest and a timed leis making contest were in order.


2016.06.23
MetroHealth Critical Care Pavilion Expansion Opens!

Dr. Akram Boutros, Walter B. Jones and other members of the MetroHealth System at the Critical Care Pavilion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.


2016.06.18
CBLH Design Golf Outing

Marc Bittinger celebrated his 60th Birthday by throwing a Golf Outing with proceeds going to charity.

2016.05.23
2016 Kent State College of Architecture Outing

CBLH joins TEC for the Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Golf Classic.


2016.05.21
CBLH Sponsors MetroHealth Gala

CBLH Design was a proud sponsor of the MetroHealth Gala.

2016.05.13
Brand Personality Workshop

The leadership of CBLH spent a half day with the Hobrath Group to conduct a Brand Personality Workshop as part of a branding retooling effort.

2016.05.07

Volunteer Day at the Strongsville Emergency Food Bank 

CBLH Design staff Apoorva and Gary along with principal’s Marc, Mike and Jeff, donated their time to provide building exterior cleaning and landscaping services.