Lakewood High School Project
Jeff Patterson, Superintendent, Lakewood City Schools, Lakewood, Ohio
“We are extremely pleased with the way our new high school turned out. Our community has been taking full advantage of the improved common areas and our students and staff have benefited from a significant improvement in the learning environment”
Karamu Theater Project
Tony F Sias, CEO & President, Karamu House, Cleveland, Ohio
"It has been a pleasure working with RPMI. They approach the work as partners who genuinely care about the project: listening to ideas, presenting creative solutions to challenging obstacles and working closely with our Board’s Capital Committee to align to our budget. The RPMI team has consistently made themselves available to answer questions and report out to our various stakeholders. Communication is always proactive, thorough and timely. From concept to design, they’ve been able to guide the conversation in a way that will certainly minimize unanticipated cost overruns once construction begins. I highly recommend Robert P. Madison International, Inc. as the lead architect on your project."
Almira PK-8 Project
Jay Westbrook Council Member, Ward 16, Cleveland, Ohio
“Madison International was the guiding hand that led this every step of the way. While working with such diverse partners as the school district, community, and civic leaders, the Madison team achieved an extremely high degree of excellence in the building and worked within very constrained budgets…… I would enthusiastically recommend Madison International for leadership on any project.”
Cleveland Convention Center
Ryan Grommes, Senior Project Director Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
“At the time of the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center Project, I served as Senior Project Director for MMPI and represented MMPI on all construction matters. Among other things, it was my role to review contract document progress, negotiate design team change orders, monitor construction progress, review and resolve claims, and participate in project closeout. In performing that role, I was well positioned to observe and evaluate the performance of RPMI. I can state without reservation that RPMI provided exemplary service as a member of the Design Build Team. The project required unusual cooperation and close collaboration among a multitude of design and construction management entities, and RPMI was always viewed as an outstanding contributor and team player….The words "professionalism," "integrity," and "quality" come to mind when I think of the service the RPMI team provided on the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center Project.”
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Jeffrey Strean, Director of Design and Architecture
“Robert Madison has long been a premier architect and RPMI was one of the architectural firms that assisted us for our renowned Cleveland Museum of Art building and reinstallation project. RPMI performed as a partner with Rafael Viñoly Architects PC in preparing the Relocation Master Plan Document. RPMI then directly assisted the museum by performing Exit Plan Documents for Phase 1 and Phase 2 which clarified how the museum would remain operational during construction. RPMI also prepared the contract documents for the relocation of the museum café to temporary space during our construction. Robert P. Madison and his staff were a pleasure to work with: they constantly sought our input, kept us apprised of every development as well as the project’s progress, and were incredibly attentive to detail……It is my extreme pleasure to recommend Robert P. Madison International, Inc.”
The Cleveland - Cuyahoga County Port Authority
Nicholas A LaPointe, PE, Director of Planning and Development
“The project came in under budget and on schedule, which speaks highly to the professionalism and abilities of the RCSI team." RPMI was Architect of Record for this design build project directly under the contractor RCSI.
Dayton Public Schools Fairview PK-8
Karen DeMasi, Director CityWide Development Corp.
“As Dayton Public Schools proceeded with their plans to develop a new PK-8 Fairview School we were delighted to learn that the firm they hired, Robert P. Madison International, Inc. shared our view that residents play a valuable role in the design process. CityWide staff met with Robert Klann and his team to talk about the broader goals of the Phoenix Project and the neighborhood challenges. We encouraged a collaborative process between the professional staff of R.P. Madison and the local leadership we assembled which included, not only our investors but residents, parents and teachers from the school, local churches and neighborhood association leadership. Through Mr. Klann's leadership a thoughtful, transparent process was put into play which balanced the interests of the OSFC, the local district, the neighborhood and the Phoenix Project investors. In all community development endeavors, managing expectations is extremely important; the staff of R.P. Madison readily understood that. In design sessions with the community, they quickly gained the respect of participants through their great listening skills and pragmatic approach to design…… Our experience working with Mr. Klann and his associates was extremely positive. Their patience with the process underway in the community and willingness to actively dialogue with all our partners resulted in a solid design that was fully embraced by the community.