John H. Catlin, FAIA

Jack Catlin

Jack Catlin has devoted his professional career to creating environments for all people including people with disabilities. Jack’s understanding of the accessibility codes, standards and regulations has led to his involvement in the development of accessibility codes and standards for state and local building codes. Jack co-chaired the committee that developed the City of Chicago’s first comprehensive accessibility code as part of the revisions to the Chicago Building Code. 

Building on his knowledge of the accessibility codes and standards, Jack is a leader in incorporating the principles of universal design into the built environment. He provides trainings and speaks both nationally and internationally on the subject of universal and accessible design for professional groups, corporations, universities and government agencies. Currently, he is a technical trainer for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program. 
Jack served on the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency responsible for developing guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and was the first practicing architect to Chair the Board. 
Jack is a member of the American Institute of Architects and was made a Fellow in 2004. He currently serves on the Chicago Community Trust Board and is Chair of the Basic Human Needs Committee. He is a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Chicago Transit Authority. Jack received The Richard Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design and the Barrier – Free America Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America for the firm’s Access Living Headquarters Building. 
Jack is one of three founding partners of LCM.

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