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Langston Hughes Elementary School

Design Architect: SMNGA Construction Type: New Size: 101,000 sf LCM provided universal design consulting for the first Chicago Public Schools k-8 school to be designed based on the Principles of Universal Design. The award-winning, sustainably designed building considers all students’ abilities by integrating elements that allow equal participation in day-to-day activities. For example, the barrier-free Discovery …

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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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The University of Chicago Student Housing

Construction Type Renovation LCM evaluated residential buildings, ranging from 3-story apartment buildings to 80-unit buildings that were originally hotels, to determine where it would be feasible to provide accessible units of a variety of types and locations around campus. We designed the necessary alterations and provided oversight during construction of 39 apartment units in six …

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Chicago Public Schools

Construction Type New, Renovation  LCM has contributed significantly to making Chicago Public Schools facilities and programs more accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. From accessibility consultant in the first phase of a major Capital Improvement Program, we continued as ADA Program Managing Architect, ADA Design Manager for multiple Managing Architect teams, and Accessibility …

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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 Built in 1897, and on axis from The University of Chicago’s main library to the historic quad, Cobb Gate is a key element of campus history and circulation. As part of …

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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 RetroFit Magazine, feature Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Natural History Building has seen three major building additions since 1894, creating a complex of distinct structural systems and disparate, inefficient spaces. Driven by an urgent need to …

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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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