Robert P. Madison. (b.1923) Architectural Pioneer, Mentor and Arts Patron.
It is nearly 50 years since Robert P. Madison’s career in architecture began.
Not only have important buildings it has designed or renovated distinguished Robert P. Madison International, but also it has served in a mentoring role for almost 200 young African –American architects and engineers, many of whom have gone on to do their own distinguished work and spawned at least five other black architectural firms. Madison himself has been a pioneer in forging his own distinguished path in education and training earning degrees, honors and Fulbright Scholarships based on the strength of his work. The firm has been involved in nearly every major downtown building project in the last decade, from the RTA stations on the waterfront line, the Langston Hughes Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (see Malcolm Brown), and the renovation of the Cleveland Public Library and Louis Stokes Wing.