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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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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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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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Freedom Transit Intermodal Facility

Size 5,300 sf Construction Type New LCM designed a new headquarters and transit hub for Freedom Transit, the primary public transportation provider for the Washington County, PA area. LCM first studied the feasibility of redeveloping city-owned land to make way for an intermodal transit facility. Replacing a deteriorating garage, the new municipal building serves as …

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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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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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