NEO Chapter
Founding Partner

The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic hospital located in Cleveland, Ohio that is owned and operated by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, an Ohio nonprofit corporation established in 1921.

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Partner Contact

Ronald Lawson, AIA

I am a registered Architect and have been involved in the Cleveland construction industry for over 35 years. I have been employed by the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years and currently hold the position Director of Construction. Along with a staff of eleven Owner Representatives we have completed over $2 Billion dollars in volume in the last decade. Most distinguishing accomplishment is the creation the Clinic’s project delivery method, named Owner Controlled Team Project Delivery (OCTPD).

Team Development

  • Neutral team facilitation
  • Team Selection
  • Team Organization
  • Team Communication Methods
  • Behavior analysis
  • Cost Control


  • Last Planner
  • Design Assist
  • Colocation – Construction
  • Colocation – Design
  • Pull Planning


  • Shared risk reward
  • Multi-party agreements
  • Tri-party agreements
  • Charter agreements
  • Design-build
  • Transparent Financial Model