Richard Fleishman

Richard Fleishman (1928- )

Richard Fleishman, a native Clevelander, studied at Carnegie Mellon and Columbia Universities. In 1961 he founded the architectural firm Richard Fleishman Associates + Partners; his achievements as an architect and that of his firm has gained wide recognition and earned many prizes and honors. In 1974 he was elected member of College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects; in 1998 his firm received the Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Architecture of Ohio; and in 2001 he received the AIA’s individual Gold Medal. Fleishman’s internationally active firm , which in 2011 celebrated its fiftieth year, has completed over 400 projects and earned over 100 national and international awards. In 1974 he was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize for Architecture. Reversing the mid-century movement among many architects to design buildings as large sculptural forms , The Mildred Andrews Sculpture Garden (2009) transformed a nondescript, empty urban lot into an attractive area designed for the use and pleasure of both students and the neighboring community. Fleishman’s first work in sculpture joins Karl Floyd’s Unstable Tables and Philip Johnson’s Turning Point Garden in the group of small parks on the campus designed and created by architects as sculptors.

Works in the collection:

42-46 Mildred Andrews Putnam Sculpture Garden, 2009
42 – steel sculptures
43 – purple benches
44 – concrete risers
45 – green handrail
46 – trees
Painted aluminum, concrete
118th Street near Euclid Avenue, [2009.1-5]

The Putnam Sculpture Collection
Case Western Reserve University
11201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7110