NEO Chapter
Founding Partner-Emeritus

Cleveland Clinic was at the forefront of modern medicine when its founders opened it as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921. In its first century, Cleveland Clinic has introduced many medical firsts, opened facilities around the world and is proud to be ranked among the top hospitals in the country. Now, 100 years later, the vision of the founders remains Cleveland Clinic’s mission: caring for life, researching for health, and educating those who serve.

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Partner Contact

Ronald Lawson, AIA

Ron is a registered Architect and has been involved in the Cleveland construction industry for over 35 years. The staff of Owner Representatives 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