R. KEVIN MADISON

Robert P Madison International, Inc

SAY IT LOUD - Ohio Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My Uncle Robert inspire me. He earned his Bachelor Degree after fighting in World War II, his Masters Degree from Harvard University and then studied in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. He opened his firm in 1954.

R. KEVIN MADISON

Bio:

I am a registered Architect and LEED AP BD+C professional. I graduated from Howard University School of Architecture. I have practiced for over 37 years and worked for my Uncle Robert P. Madison for 26 years as the Vice President. I am now the President of the firm. I have served on several boards such as the City of Shaker Heights Planning Commission and Board of Zoning appeals, the Cleveland Restoration Society, The Cleveland Historic Warehouse District and the Habitat for Humanity.

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

I learned about architecture early. My father, Bearnard and my uncle Robert P. Madison were Architects. They opened a firm with Uncle Julian who was a Civil Engineer called, Madison, Madison and Madison. the first Black Owned Arch Firm in Ohio.

What do you do?

I am the President of Robert P. Madison International. As the President, my role is quality control as well as Designer and Project Manager. I am also a mentor, teaching younger staff about the profession.

What excites you in the work you do?

What excites me is working with clients and seeing their vision through my work come to life in building form. I enjoy seeing satisfied clients, stakeholders and patrons at the ribbon cutting ceremony. This is how I know that I have done my job.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My Uncle Robert inspire me. He earned his Bachelor Degree after fighting in World War II, his Masters Degree from Harvard University and then studied in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. He opened his firm in 1954.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I cannot put my finger on one professional accomplishment or achievement to date. I am always working toward a new achievement or accomplishment everyday that I am at work.

Featured Project Name: 

Seiberling Community Learning Center 

 

Featured Project Location: 

Akron Ohio

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2013

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Principal, Project Designer and Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

The Seiberling Community Learning Center was built on a 9.58 acre site. The 66,707 square foot facility (grades K-6) is constructed in proximity to the footprint of the existing school facility. Incorporated into the design is 9,500 square feet of Locally Funded Initiatives (LFIs) to accommodate additional academic space requirements and other needs to better serve Akron Public Schools and the community.

Photography Credit:

Bill Schueman

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