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Northern Illinois University Gabel Hall

Size: 23,000 Square Feet Construction Type: Academic, Renovation LCM submitted a design concept for Northern Illinois University’s fundraising efforts to renovate a section of the Gabel Hall into new future-forward learning spaces. The project scope involves repurposing a large swimming pool, among other areas, into open-concept, flexible, and technologically advanced learning spaces. The programming includes …

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Illinois State University Julian Hall

Size: 10,250 sf Construction Type: Renovation Illinois State University’s School of Information Technology is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. By renovating Julian Hall, the University is preparing Information Technology students for the high-demand cyber-security profession. LCM’s design for …

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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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Veterans Center-Knowledge

Veteran Support is Front and Center on Campus

THIS ARTICLE IS ADAPTED FROM AN ISSUE OF STUDENT HOUSING BUSINESS.  The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) was one of the first higher education institutions to offer specialized programs and housing to accommodate veterans returning from WWII. These efforts were largely credited to Timothy Nugent, a professor of rehabilitation education at the University of …

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Ironworkers Local 63 Architectural Metals Trainee Education Center

Size 9,600 SF Construction Type Renovation and New The renovation and addition of Ironworkers Local 63 showcases architectural and metal products. The Ironworkers’ skilled craftsmen self performed the field fabrication and installation of metal components such as the sleek new curtain wall and entry canopy. The design reconfigures the building to accommodate additional classrooms, a …

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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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