August L. Fluker retired in July 2021, following a 36-year career in architecture as principal at the Cleveland-based firm City Architecture. He has served as Principal/Managing Member at Fluker Consulting LLC since its inception in August 2021.

In Cleveland, as well as state-wide, Mr. Fluker has been recognized for his leadership and achievements. In 2009, he was appointed to the Board of Architects by Governor Ted Strickland. He has served on the city of Cleveland’s Planning Commission since 2018.

Mr. Fluker serves as board member of the Partnership for Safer Cleveland, Cleveland Institute of Art, Baseball Heritage Museum, and New Village Corporation.

Prior to forming Fluker Consulting LLC, Mr. Fluker was responsible for client contact, project management, and the administration and production of projects at City Architecture for 26 years. His experience and involvement range from large institutional projects to intimate storefront projects, and complex public transportation and infrastructure efforts.

Mr. Fluker has dedicated the next chapter of his life to focus on people, context, and intentionality. His philosophy is to: Lead now. Steward critical conversations that promote responsive and responsible planning and design. One of the best parts about collaborating with Mr. Fluker is his dedication to teaching. His devotion to helping people around him be better is achieved in his own, unique way. Integrity is at his core in everything he does. His sense of humor, personal stories, and honest sharing collectively emphasize his knowledge while making friends and instilling confidence in those who work with him. He challenges the people and processes around him, challenging them to be better, to be more inquisitive and to be bold.

One of Mr. Fluker’s first steps in his new role includes serving as a coach for the Cleveland Development Corporation Leadership Program, through the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation. He always starts by asking: How do you change a place?

Honors & Involvements

  • St. Clair Superior Development Corporation Board Chairman, 2022 – 2023
  • Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio Board of Directors, 2021 – Present
  • City of Cleveland Planning Commission, Member, 2018 – Present
  • New Village Corporation, Board Member, 2017 – Present
  • Baseball Heritage Museum, Board Member, 2017 – Present
  •  American Institute of Architects (AIA), Public Outreach Advisory Council, 2017 -2023
  • Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, Board Member, 2007 – Present
  • Cleveland Restoration Society, Board Member, 2019 – 2021
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, 2021-Present
  • Anderson Center for Accessible Living Program Committee

Education and Registration

  • Miami University
    -Bachelor of Environmental Design (1985)
    -Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Registered Architect
    – State of Ohio
  • LEED Accredited Professional