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Joyce Vela Joins Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Board of Directors

LCM proudly congratulates Joyce Vela on her recent appointment to Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Board of Directors. Joyce is an architect at LCM, with over 12 years of experience on multifamily residential, educational, mixed-use, and commercial projects. As the newest board member to this volunteer position, Joyce said that she is “…really excited about meeting …

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Hill & Padilla Join ADA25 Advancing Leadership

LCM proudly announces that Whitney Hill and Barbara Padilla, AIA, recently were welcomed to ADA25 Advancing Leadership’s Member Network. Whitney and Barbara are accessibility specialists at LCM Architects. Whitney recently completed a year-long program as a fellow with the organization’s Leadership Institute. The unique program focuses on leadership skills and opportunities while providing training on …

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Doug Anderson Chairs ANSI Accessibility Task Group

LCM Architects Partner Doug Anderson was appointed Chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 Accessible Bathing Task Group. Doug is leading 25+ accessibility specialists to review safety and functionality issues of required accessible bathing/shower fixtures and accessories. ANSI design and construction standards for tubs, transfer showers, and roll-in showers for all occupancies are …

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Upcoming Presentations

LCM leaders present at professional conferences, summits, and webinars to share insights about designing and building inclusive places and spaces for everyone. Find information about events featuring LCM individuals engaging about architecture; design and construction accessibility requirements; and inclusive design. Leaders for Inclusive Community Podcast by The Kelsey Housing is Access and Design with Steve …

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The ADA 30th Anniversary

The ADA turns 30! The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its 30th anniversary. The ADA’s profound influence on the way people with disabilities experience all aspects of daily life calls for celebration. In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, a triumphal moment for American civil rights.  The ADA is a civil …

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Whitney Hill Joins LCM

LCM welcomes Whitney Hill as an Accessibility Specialist. A creative problem-solver who relishes a challenge, she is a valuable contributor to the LCM team. Whitney is working on accessibility assessment projects for Chicago Public Schools’ polling places and Los Angeles affordable housing. For nine years, Whitney has engaged with nonprofits and educational organizations committed to …

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Paige Panek Joins LCM

LCM welcomes Paige Panek to our FHA consulting group. She brings experience in reviewing plans, creating construction documents, conducting accessibility audits, and implementing accessibility standards in her designs. Paige has a BFA in Interior Design from Iowa State University and a passion for universal design. Paige has immersed herself in studies and internships that focused …

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