YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With offices in Youngstown and Columbus, BSHM Architects is one of the state’s top firms for the design of school buildings.
As technology companies develop major manufacturing sites in Columbus, BSHM received over a dozen school project commissions in that area, according to Byron Manchester, president and CEO.
At the start of this year, BSHM was engaged in three additional master planning and design projects for major school districts in the state.
Leveraging its experience with The Ohio State University, Youngstown State University, Akron University, Wright State University and Muskingum University, the firm once again secured new projects for Kent State University and the College of Wooster.
BSHM’s reach also encompasses public library commissions, building on a history of successful projects in Wayne County. The firm is the architect of record for the new Rittman Library and renovations to the Wayne County Public Library Wooster Branch.
BSHM is currently engaged with the Columbiana and Salem library systems and anticipates further opportunities in this sector.
At the end of 2023, BSHM was engaged by Buehler’s Grocery Stores to provide general renovations.
Additionally, BSHM has been providing design services for refrigerated storage. A project is most proud of is the Local Roots food co-op market in Wooster.
To keep up with its growth, BSHM last year added five architects. Its staff now stands at 21.
In the first quarter of this year, the firm will move its office into the Apollo Building in downtown Youngstown after two decades in the McCrory Building. The Apollo Building is undergoing a complete renovation, and the move there reflects BSHM’s commitment to having a presence in the heart of the city.