Education

The University of Chicago Student Housing

Construction Type Renovation LCM evaluated University of Chicago student housing buildings to determine how it would be feasible to provide a variety of accessible unit types in various locations around campus. Properties range from three-story apartment buildings to 80-unit buildings that were originally hotels. We designed the necessary alterations and provided oversight during construction of …

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Chicago Public Schools

Construction Type New, Renovation  LCM plays a significant role in making Chicago Public Schools facilities and programs more accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Our work addresses ADA and local code compliance for new construction, additions, and alterations. Since a major Capital Improvement Program initiated in 1996, we have worked with CPS staff, …

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The University of Chicago Cobb Gate

Construction Type Renovation Preservation Special Recognition American Institute of Architects Chicago, Divine Detail Award Association of Licensed Architects, Award of Merit Architect Magazine, feature LCM solved numerous challenges posed by bringing the University of Chicago’s historic Cobb Gate into accessibility compliance. Cobb Gate is a key element of the University of Chicago’s history and campus …

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Natural History Building

Size 154,000 SF Construction Type Renovation Preservation Special Recognition Preservation and Conservation Association Heritage Award Best Comprehensive Restoration Project, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers RetroFit Magazine, feature LCM designed and implemented a comprehensive renovation of the historic Natural History Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The successful fusion of modern and …

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The Center for Teaching and Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Size 5,200 SF Construction Type Renovation The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is a hub of hands-on activity to explore and work with higher education trends, models, projects, and resources. CITL uses leading pedagogical approaches, including active learning styles, research-based methodologies, and innovative instructional technologies. The spaces encourage colleagues and students to share …

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VanderCook College of Music

Size 26,500 SF Construction Type Renovation Adaptive Reuse VanderCook College of Music recently leased a second building on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. It was was originally designed by Mies van der Rohe for testing railroad equipment.  LCM designed a master plan that adapts the original, two-level Mies structure and its single-story addition to …

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Governors State University E/F Wing

Size 80,000 SF Construction Type Renovation LCM’s renovation of Governors State University’s E/F Wing maximizes square footage, replaces MEP systems, and creates light-filled circulation areas. The facility houses two colleges focused on science, math, technology, and health and human services.    The original campus was effectively one building that followed an ‘open plan’ principle. It …

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University Technology Park at Illinois Institute of Technology Incubator South

Size 32,700 SF Construction Type Renovation Adaptive Reuse Special Recognition Association of Licensed Architects, Award of Merit Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Adaptive Use LCM Architects renovated IIT’s Engineering Research Building to provide incubator space in the innovative University Technology Park. The renovation creates wet and dry labs and office space for growing, …

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