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Robert P. Madison opened an office for the practice of architecture in Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 1954.  This was the first African American owned architecture firm in the State of Ohio and only the tenth in the United States.

On March 18, 2016, Sandra Madison, AIA, became majority owner and the firms new CEO & Chairperson. Along with her two business co-owners, R. Kevin Madison, AIA, President, and Robert Klann, AIA, CFO, the firm embarks on a new chapter of the Robert P Madison International, Inc. story. Today, the firm is the largest black female owned architecture firm in the State of Ohio. It should be noted that only 2% of all licensed architects are black and only 18% of all licensed architects are female.

The firm has significant experience in working in several types of project delivery methods including Design-Build (DB) Design-Bid-Build (DBB), and Construction Manager at Risk (CMR).

Robert P. Madison International

2930 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115


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Sandra Madison, AIA, NCARB

In March of 2016 Sandra became CEO & Chairperson of RPMI and today leads the firm she has dedicated 28 years to its success. During Sandra’s tenure, RPMI has had significant roles on an array of signature projects including the Downtown Hilton Hotel, Cleveland Convention Center, Jack Casino, Ahuja Medical Office Building, GCRTA Euclid Corridor Health Line, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Global Cardiovascular Innovations Center, GCRTA Waterfront Line, Cleveland Public Library Main Branch Historic Restoration, Quicken Loans Arena, Great Lakes Science Center, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Sandra’s service and dedication to Cleveland has not gone unnoticed, as she will be recognized as a top CEO by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2017 and a top FBE by the OhioMBE Awards 2017.

She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park School of Architecture and attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Career Discovery Program for Urban Design. She also served as an adjunct professor at Kent State University in the Environments for Aging Class. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects where she serves on the Women In Architecture Committee and the AIA Outreach Council, the Shaker Heights Architectural Review Board where she has served for over 12 years and is currently Chairperson and has served on the Mount Pleasant Design Review Advisory Board in Cleveland and the Friends of Shaker School Foundation. Sandra is married to Architect and firm President, R. Kevin Madison, AIA.


  • Building Information Modeling
  • Model Sharing – Design and Construction
  • Digital Document Sharing

Team Development

  • Team Selection
  • Team Organization
  • Team Communication Methods
  • Cost Control


  • Design Assist
  • Colocation – Design


  • Multi-party agreements
  • Design-Build