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Illinois Institute of Technology Robert A. Pritzker Science Center

Size: 124,000 sf Construction Type: Renovation The 1966, Miesian-style Myron Goldsmith building housing IIT’s College of Science and Letters is undergoing renovation to provide spaces and tools that support the school’s reputation for innovation, creative science, and cutting edge teaching. LCM’s approach for the programming, master planning, and design of the renovation is to create …

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Thank You for Attending ‘The New Illinois Accessibility Code Demystified’

The new Illinois Accessibility Code is the culmination of a four-year effort to harmonize the 1997 IAC and the ADA 2010 Standards. Having participated in the revision process with a committee of representatives from the Illinois Capital Development Board and Illinois Attorney General’s Office, LCM Partner, Doug Anderson CASp, RAS has a unique perspective on and knowledge …

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Green Street Fields South Mixed Use Development Phase II

Size 90,600 SF Construction Type New Construction LCM Architects is providing architecture services to Green Street Realty for the development of mixed-use buildings. Phase II includes two, four-story buildings featuring 99 two-bedroom apartments and ground level commercial uses. Setting the buildings back from a main street bisecting the Fields South site creates two plazas, which are …

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Planning Carle at the Fields Administrative Office

LCM Partner Casey Burch, AIA, PMP, LEED AP  sits down with us to share his experience managing the new 280,000 sf Carle at the Fields Administrative Office Center, designed by LCM. Our Q and A conversation focuses on goals, process, and solutions to challenges that ultimately contributed to the project’s success. Why did Carle Foundation decide …

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Freedom Transit Intermodal Facility

Size 5,300 sf Construction Type New Freedom Transit is part of statewide initiative to reduce costs, eliminate redundancies, improve services, and operate more efficiently.  After studying the feasibility of redeveloping city-owned land to make way for a headquarters and transit hub for Freedom Transit, LCM designed a new municipal building on the site. The new …

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Restoring a Grand Staircase

THIS ARTICLE IS ADAPTED FROM THE SEPT/OCT 2018 ISSUE OF RETROFIT MAGAZINE. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.   History Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Natural History Building has undergone three building additions since it was built in 1894. The additions created a complex of distinct structural systems and fragmented spaces. Driven by a need to stabilize the structure, …

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Carle Foundation Hospital Carle at The Fields Administrative Center

Size 280, 000 SF Construction Type New Carle Foundation Hospital was leasing space in 10 locations for more than 1,400 employees. The new building consolidates Carle and Health Alliance administrative and support functions to improve efficiency and collaboration. With an expression of brick and stone, the architecture complements other Carle facilities in Champaign. The design …

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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 that integrates veterans with disabilities into academic and civilian …

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What Facility & User Groups Need to Know About Planning Active Learning Classrooms

Having designed many active and collaborative learning classrooms that support peer-to-peer concepts, we have learned more than a few lessons at LCM Architects. As we continue to collect post occupancy surveys and gain valuable feedback, we expect to learn even more. The first of this two part article will focus on the facility and user …

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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 A non-profit advocacy and social services group, Access Living …

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