Robert P Madison International, Inc. (RPMI) was selected by Cleveland Public Library (CPL) to develop conceptual program, plans, and concept studies for a new Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library.
RPMI was challenged with helping the CPL understand the difficulties with a proposed site offered by a developer. Site circulation, interaction with proposed parking garage overhanging the site required detailed study and multiple options. RPMI's innovative solution led to CPL understanding that it was indeed possible and led to CPL conducting an international design competition.
RPMI had previously been chosen by Cleveland Public library to design the Langston Hughes Branch Library in Cleveland, Ohio.
RPMI had total responsibility for Architectural/ Engineering design, community master planning, construction documents and supervision for the new 8,400 square feet library in the Glenville area of Cleveland. The site, adjacent to Rockefeller Park, is located within a designated Cleveland landmark District. The “state-of-the-art” facility features computer technology and geothermal energy (a first in Cleveland), while providing space for community activities among the other library functions.
RPMI as Architects and Engineers of Record worked with the design architect to reconfigure and refurbish this 1925 landmark main library building.
RPMI was also responsible for major architectural and engineering systems renovation of this 261,000 S.F., eleven level historic structure.