Richard Fleischman, FAIA, architect, Richard Fleischman and Partners, Architects, Inc. founded 1961. During 40 years of conceptualizing various projects, Richard Fleischman has led this firm with a unique sense of modernism—one in which there is a fusion of innovation and available technology. The 400 projects have shown architecture designed by this firm to be as cutting edge as Cleveland gets over the last decades. Buildings have won international awards. They have included projects for cultural institutions, educational facilities corporation and headquarter projects. The firm was awarded the American Institute of Architects Ohio Gold Medal Award Firm Award in 1988 and awarded Fleischman its Fine Arts Award in Architecture in 1978.