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IIT Dean’s Suite at Robert A. Pritzker Science Center

Size: 3,732 sf Construction Type: Renovation The new Dean’s Suite located in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center at IIT, an iconic Miesian-style building, reimagines private and shared spaces.  The second floor suite contains two spaces due to challenges by existing structural and mechanical constraints. One houses the Dean’s corner office, a conference room, three …

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Natural History Building

Planning Active Learning Classrooms: Tips for Design & Construction Professionals

The success of specialized active learning classrooms requires architects, consultants, owners, users, and contractors to venture beyond their typical approach to communication during the project process.   Having designed many active learning classrooms that support peer-to-peer concepts, LCM has learned a few lessons. The first installment of Planning Active Learning Classrooms explored suggestions for facility …

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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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Planning Active Learning Classrooms: Tips for Facility & User Groups

Having designed many active learning classrooms that support peer-to-peer concepts, we have learned a few lessons. We explore some of those lessons in a two-part series about planning active learning spaces. This first installment provides advice for facility and user groups. Open Space The open space in the room is as important as the table …

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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

Construction Type        Renovation Size              9,000 sf HTI is the lead initiative of EnterpriseWorks on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. The program focuses on Health, Technology, and Innovation in collaborative incubator space shared by scientists, engineers, clinicians, and investors. The renovation was aimed at creating …

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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 IIT Pritzker Science Center that houses the College of Science and Letters is undergoing renovation. The phased project provides the technology and spaces for forward thinking learning within the modern architectural vocabulary of a 1966, Miesian-style existing building. LCM’s approach for the programming, master planning, and design for …

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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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