LCM Architects is a leading firm in providing comprehensive accessibility compliance services to public and private institutions, including colleges and universities. With a focus on achieving compliance with ADA Title II or Title III accessibility requirements, we assist in the development of plans for achieving access to programs and the ongoing removal of barriers on campuses.

 Our team has vast experience in conducting accessibility assessments, ranging from surveying specific buildings to surveying entire campuses with hundreds of buildings, parking lots, and exterior routes. Our assessment reports are detailed, identifying noncompliant elements, and including remediation options, prioritization, architectural drawings, and cost estimates for barrier removal. Additionally, we provide accessibility design guidelines, plan and construction reviews, and universal design consulting for new construction projects. We also assist educational institutions with running stakeholder meetings and assessments of programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

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 Eliminating noncompliant conditions identified through the assessment process is crucial in avoiding accessibility complaints. However, if a university does receive a complaint or is a party to a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, having an accessibility plan in place and being able to demonstrate progress in achieving compliance is advantageous. This is where LCM can be of immense help.

Our plans become a long-term roadmap for facilities planning and scheduling for future alterations, renovations, and new construction on a single campus or for a multi-campus university system. We help consult with university systems, providing our services to every campus location to ensure compliance.



How do ADA Title II and Title III Differ?

While ADA Title II and Title III cover entities in state and local government as well as private enterprises, their approaches to accessibility compliance differ. Click here to learn more.

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Universal Design, Defined

This approach seeks to create environments that promote greater independence that leads to a more dignified experience, a desirable outcome for all. Click here to learn more.

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Why have a Transition Plan?

Thoroughly investigating and correcting potential barriers proactively can reduce the risk of grievances and costly litigation. Click here to learn more.



Doug Anderson, CASp, RAS


Kate Susmilch, Associate AIA
Associate Principal


Liz Zaverdas, Associate AIA
Senior Associate

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