LARISSA BURLIJ

Bialosky

SAY IT LOUD - Ohio Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

A project’s site inspires much of my design process. I believe it imperative that the built environment draws context from its surrounding neighborhood and landscape.

LARISSA BURLIJ

Bio:

Larissa Burlij is an architect who harmonizes architecture, landscape, and the greater urban environment. As an Associate at Bialosky Cleveland, Larissa manages and designs revitalized historic structures and mixed-use projects. She holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Larissa actively mentors the next generation of designers, and was recently selected for Greater Cleveland Partnership’s GCP Lead Cohort 5.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about architecture from my father, who is an architect. Once I saw the kind of work he did, I knew I wanted to be at the drafting table, too.

What do you do?

As an architect, I lead project designs and serve as project manager for diverse project types throughout the office.

What excites you in the work you do?

The design process is thrilling. Every day I enjoy drawing, model-making and brainstorming with teammates. I am so fortunate that I get to take my fun seriously.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

A project’s site inspires much of my design process. I believe it imperative that the built environment draws context from its surrounding neighborhood and landscape.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Simply becoming an architect. It is the best job in the world.

Featured Project Name: 

The Tappan

 

Featured Project Location: 

Cleveland, Ohio 

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect, Designer 

 

Featured Project Description:

The Tappan is a new, 95-unit apartment building located in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The building sits directly across from the Historic Wagner Awning Building, a former textile factory recently converted to mixed-use apartments in 2016. The Tappan’s dark, iron spot skin references the grittier, semi-industrial section of the neighborhood. Cool-toned masonry and stainless-steel trim peel away to reveal warm wood finishes that evoke an intimate, residential sanctuary.

Photography Credit:

Bialosky Cleveland

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