Architecture

Restoring a Grand Staircase

Built in 1894, the Natural History Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The $70 million renovation modernizes the building while reviving a historic gem. Among the beautiful improvements, the most impressionable is the restoration of the grand staircase. THIS ARTICLE IS ADAPTED FROM THE SEPT/OCT 2018 ISSUE OF RETROFIT MAGAZINE.  History …

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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 the area. Maximized …

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Chez Center for Veterans in Higher Education

Size 32,000 SF Construction Type New Special Recognition Century of Service: An Illustrated History of The American Legion, featured Chicago Architect, feature 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 …

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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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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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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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