Barbara Falconer

We are deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost a valued friend and colleague. Barbara Falconer succumbed to her hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday, February 25. Barb passed at home, surrounded by family.

Barb was trained and practiced as an architect, experience that added immeasurably to her effectiveness as our Director of Business Development and Marketing and in every other aspect of our practice that she touched. A tireless advocate for the architecture profession and, gratefully, for our firm, her focused efforts and counsel contributed enormously to LCM’s growth.

Our thoughts are with her husband, two children, other family members, and lifelong friends. The LCM family, and her many friends and associates in the Chicago A/E/C community, will miss Barb. We remember her wit, wisdom, loyalty and, above all, her very big heart.

Information about services is available at In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Barb’s memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Access Living "Lead On!" Award 2016

LCM Architects was presented the "Lead On!" Award at Access Living’s 2016 "Lead On!" Award Gala on June 16th. Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully–engaged and self–directed lives.

The Gala, which took place at Navy Pier, celebrates the contributions of Chicago leaders toward furthering inclusion for people with disabilities. The "Lead On!" Award was also presented to ADA 25 Chicago with The Chicago Community Trust, and Dr. Larry Goodman on behalf of Rush University Medical Center.

Jack Catlin was appointed to the U.S. Access Board by President Clinton in 1994, and served on the Board until 2001. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for developing minimum accessibility guidelines that become the ADA Standards. LCM Partner Doug Anderson also served on the Board, meaning LCM had a representative on the Board helping to shape federal accessibility policy from 1994 to 2009.

LCM Architects designed Access Living’s award winning Headquarters Building on Chicago Avenue with the goal of creating the most universal and green building in the country. As universal design is not a defined concept, this project allowed LCM to develop design solutions that would work for Access Living’s unique environment. LCM met with Access Living clients, local and national advocates, and staff in order to better understand the issues.



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