Universal Design

Langston Hughes Elementary School

Design Architect: SMNGA Construction Type: New Size: 101,000 sf LCM considered all students’ abilities when providing universal design consulting for Langston Hughes Elementary School. This inclusive approach integrates elements that allow equal participation in daily activities. For example, the barrier-free Discovery Garden courtyard features raised play areas designed for ease of transfer from a wheelchair. …

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Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

Size 32,000 SF Construction Type New Special Recognition Chicago Tribune, feature Military Advance Education, feature Falcons Landing Military Life Plan Community Blog, feature College Planning & Management, feature Student Housing Business, feature The University embraced a universal design approach in developing an innovative program and facility for wounded veterans in higher education. The center integrates …

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Access Living

Size 35,000 SF Special Recognition American Institute of Architects, Sustainable Design Honor Award, Chicago Association of Licensed Architects, Silver Award Friends of Downtown, Trend Setter Award Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, D.C., Barrier Free America Award Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, Architectural Excellence in Community Design LCM’s user-centered approach follows the inclusive Principles of Universal …

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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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Center for Enriched Living

Size 19,600 SF Construction Type Renovation Special Recognition Chicago Tribune, feature Inclusive spaces at the Center for Enriched Living enable individuals with diverse abilities to interact within a comfortable and safe environment. CEL members are challenged by societal isolation and barriers to their full participation. User capabilities shaped the design details, which are highly functional …

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Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn

Landscape Architect James Corner Field Operations The performance lawn at Polk Brothers Park incorporates accessibility and universal design elements to welcome a diverse audience. Reinventing an underutilized 13-acre entry zone to Navy Pier, the park is a vibrant, interactive green space. The outdoor public space accommodates free arts and cultural programs, appealing to the city’s …

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Chicago Transit Authority

LCM addressed the accessibility of CTA stations undergoing major alterations on the Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red-Blue, and Red Lines. We reviewed construction plans for accessibility compliance, conducted field surveys, and provided reports with compliance deficiencies and remediation recommendations. We also addressed noncompliant products/materials, consulted on the CTA graphics package, and developed technical reference materials …

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Houston METRO

Construction Type New, Renovation LCM is providing accessibility and universal design consulting services to three architecture and engineering teams that are responsible for infrastructure improvements to the Houston METRO transit system. LCM’s guidance on all teams will establish a consistent application of universal design principles to systemwide components such as parking, street crossings, accessible route …

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Northwestern University Accessibility Consulting

Project Involvement at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, consultant to KPMB Architects Welsh-Ryan Arena Renovation, consultant to HOK The Commons, consultant to Ennead Architects Jacobs Center Alterations Committed to serving a diverse community, the University sought to establish an implementation plan for enhancing campus accessibility. LCM conducted a comprehensive assessment of existing buildings, parking, …

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