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Ohio University ADA Transition Plan

LCM is developing an ADA Transition Plan with Ohio University.  By working together, the plan improves the accessibility of the University’s main campus. These efforts are in compliance with accessibility requirements of Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. ADA Transition Plan work includes: Conduct surveys of buildings and exterior …

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LEED Gold for Natural History Building

The historic Natural History Building on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council following a four-year renovation designed by LCM. Using a number of sustainable strategies, LCM’s design focuses on energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and preservation of the …

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EnterpriseWorks Chicago, Health Technology Innovation

Construction Type        Renovation Size              9,000 sf EnterpriseWorks Chicago is an incubator space aimed at validating ideas, converting innovation into products, and accelerating venture readiness. Its lead initiative, HTI, focuses on Health, Technology, and Innovation in collaborative spaces shared by scientists, engineers, investors, and industry experts. HTI envisioned …

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ADA Transition Plan

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sought LCM ADA consulting services to evaluate nine campus facilities and 10 student housing complexes for program accessibility. Using the technical standards of the 1991 and 2010 ADA Standards, noncompliant elements that prohibit access were recommended for modifications to update the University’s ADA Title II Transition Plan.  Considering program …

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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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Architectural Metals Trainee School – Education Center

Size 9,600 SF Construction Type Renovation and New Architectural and Ornamental Ironworkers Local 63 represents skilled craftsmen who perform field fabrication and installation of metal components. LCM is expanding and renovating the headquarters to showcase its members’ products and expand meeting and training spaces. The design reconfigures the building to accommodate additional classrooms, toilet rooms, and a …

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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 a few lessons. 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 groups’ perspective. Open Space …

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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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