We are the nation's leading resource for strategic accessibility solutions.

Our staff is at the forefront of developing and revising ADA accessibility guidelines and standards. Appointed by U.S Presidents, LCM Partners Jack Catlin, FAIA, and Doug Anderson both served on the U.S. Access Board. They served on committees responsible for the revision of the ADA 1991 Accessibility Guidelines resulting in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards, including Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Guidelines for Public Rights of Way, and Guidelines for Passenger Vessels.

On the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 Accessibility Committee, Doug currently serves on the Accessibility Committee and is the Chair of the Accessible Bathing Task Force.

Doug Anderson giving a presentation to group of professionals in an auditorium.


Our specialists are experienced in providing ADA & FHA accessibility consulting services to a variety of different markets.

Featured Markets

Other markets include Aviation, Civic, Cultural, Corporate, Federal, Municipal, Food & Beverage, Litigation, Mixed-Use, Parks & Recreation, Performance, Retail, Sports Venues, and Transportation.



Our surveyors provide detailed assessments of existing properties for design and construction accessibility compliance with the FHA, the ADA, and other federal, state, and local building codes.

Compliance and Transition Plans

We guide and assist clients to meet the directive of Title II and Title III of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure equal access to programs and services for people with disabilities.

Legal Support

Our experts provide litigation support to defendant counsel and enforcement agencies for ADA and FHA complaints.

Plan Reviews

As a member of the design team, we provide accessibility peer plan reviews at various stages of design and construction documents to identify conditions that affect compliance. Deliverables include electronic mark-ups and a statement of compliance.

Construction Inspections

Our team reviews shop drawings, product submittals, and construction progress at various phases to identify conditions that affect accessibility compliance. 

Architectural Support

A one-stop solution to accessibility remediation by providing design services, construction documents, and construction administration to remove physical barriers.

Due Diligence

We work with owners, investors, and equity partners in real estate transactions to assess existing sites and buildings for FHA and ADA compliance and provide budget estimates for barrier removal.

Technical / Design Assistance

Our technical assistance and design guidance clarify gray issues in accessibility regulations for a single issue or an entire development.


Trainings cover accessibility requirements and solutions related to all aspects of project development. Additionally, we provide training and develop surveying tools (videos, checklists, apps, etc.) for facilities professionals and managed services partners. 


Our accessibility specialists come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, including licensed architects, certified accessibility specialists, and engineers whose knowledge enables us to recommend reasonable, cost-effective strategies to help our clients make informed decisions.

Many of our professionals hold accreditations, including:

LCM Architects, Chicago


We are knowledgeable in federal, state, and
local accessibility guidelines.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Fair Housing Act (FHA) & FHA Safe Harbors

International Building Code (IBC)


State and Local Codes

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)


ADA Standards and Guidelines 
Increase your knowledge of the ADA. We provide training on all ADA topics and on all levels from basic to advanced. Trainings are available in-person, webcast, and online.

Fair Housing Accessibility (FHA)
We provide critical information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988.

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