Design + Build

Breaking Ground The Madison brothers team -- from left, Bernard, Julian and Robert -- work on a presentation model of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, in the 1960s

Robert P. Madison, man of many architectural, personal triumphs


Here's something you won't find in Phoenix: A grand public mall flanked by Beaux Arts-style architectural gems built some 100 years ago. Stretching back to Daniel Burnham's grand Group Plan of 1903, the Cleveland skyline has been graced with epic structures boasting dignity, symmetry and grace. Complementing the historic architecture and design, today’s design and building community are looking at new ways to re-envision the city, from the redesign and update of Public Square to making connections from the city to the lakefront through green space and the proposed pedestrian bridge.