Richard Bialosky, AIA
Has been practicing architecture and actively engaged in real estate development for over 40 years. He graduated from the School of Architecture at UC, Berkeley in 1969 and has received over 60 national, state, and local design awards. Mr. Bialosky is a pioneer in the application of healthy home building materials and protocols. His 1987 personal residence is Santa Barbara, CA stands as an early model of non-toxic sustainable design. Over the course of his career Mr. Bialosky has designed and developed over 1500 residential units, as well as many commercial and office projects.
In 1975 Richard and his wife Jane became teachers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation Program®. In 1988 he was introduced to Maharishi’s vision of building sustainable and enlightened communities based on the principles of the ancient Vedic science of Sthapatya Veda or Vastu. In 2000, inspired by that vision and frustrated with the notion of fostering change in small incremental steps, Mr. Bialosky left the successful practice he had established in California to devote his energy solely to Green Community Development.
Mandala Village, in Vero Beach, Florida is the fruit of the seed planted back in 1988. Mandala Village is destined to be one of the most unique projects in the country—combining the age-old principles of Vedic architecture with non-toxic, health-promoting construction protocols; environmental sensitivity; energy efficiency; and an emphasis on planning techniques that promote a sense of community.
Richard Bialosky is currently the chair of the City of Vero Beach Architectural Review Committee, serves in the Executive Board of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the AIA. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Florida Conservancy Land Trust, a member of the Vero Beach Cultural Art Village Leadership Team, and President of Temple Beth Shalom.
Gained his first construction experience at the age of 15 working for his father’s construction company in Akron, Ohio. During his tenure in the family business, he helped develop, construct and manage multifamily dwellings, fast food restaurants, office buildings, and retail centers.
After graduating from college with a Master’s Degree in Accountancy, David worked as a CPA in the real estate department of a large Washington, DC accounting firm. In the 1990s, he was a principal in a consulting firm helping developers and a wide variety of companies obtain financing for their real estate portfolios. David has worked as both a partner and CFO for several companies in the development of their diverse real estate portfolios ranging from hotel properties to residential developments to high end health clubs.
David and his wife, Helen, became teachers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation Program® in the mid-1970s. In 1995, David helped design and obtain governmental approvals for a land development based on the principles of the Maharishi Vastu and has been involved in development ever since. He has built five homes according to these principles in recent years.
David and Helen moved to Vero Beach in 2001 to work with Richard Bialosky in the development and construction of commercial properties, green homes employing the principles of Vedic architecture and sustainable communities and they formed Navo Builders in 2004. In 2009, a home built by Navo was awarded the “Green Home of the Year” by Green Building Magazine. David and his partners are also working on several developments with a combined total of over 500 residential units and 32,000 square feet of mixed use space.
David is a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition’s Land Development Committee, he is a founding member of the Indian River County Sustainability Committee, chaired by County Commissioner Peter O’Bryan and he is on the executive board of the Treasure Coast Builders Association (an affiliate of the NAHB) where he is co-treasurer of the Treasure Coast Builder’s PAC. David is also a founding board member of Bike/Walk Indian River County.