Designing Victory is fully illustrated with photos, documents and project renderings. This is Robert Madison’s story, as only he can tell it.
This is a compelling memoir by Robert P. Madison: an architect, entrepreneur, and civic leader. Born the grandson of slaves in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923, he studied architecture at Howard University before serving in Italy in World War II.
Madison would earn a B.A. in architecture from Western Reserve University, an M.A. in architecture from Harvard University, study under with Walter Gropius, and complete 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, and only the tenth in the country.
Reformer of urban development in the 1960s and architectural ambassador to China in the 1970s, Madison learned along the way that the halls of academe are not the only places to learn about life. Fully illustrated with photos, documents and project renderings, this is Robert Madison’s story, as only he can tell it.
Author: Robert P. Madison, with Carlo Wolff
Foreword: Malcolm Holzman, AIA
Format: 6″x9″ Hardcover
Publication Date: April 9, 2019