Drum Major for Change Recipient: Robert P. Madison
Robert P. Madison, FAIA, is an architect, entrepreneur, and civic leader. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923, he studied architecture at Howard University before serving in Italy in World War II. Madison earned a B.A. in architecture from Western Reserve University and an M.A. in architecture from Harvard University, and completed additional studies as a Fulbright Scholar at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1954, Madison opened the first African-American architectural firm in Ohio. Major projects include the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, the Engineering & Nuclear Facility at Tuskegee Institute, the Cleveland Public Library renovation including the Stokes Wing, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Madison lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.