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Freedom Transit Intermodal Facility

Size 5,300 sf Construction Type New Freedom Transit is part of statewide initiative to reduce costs, eliminate redundancies, improve services, and operate more efficiently.  After studying the feasibility of redeveloping city-owned land to make way for a headquarters and transit hub for Freedom Transit, LCM designed a new municipal building on the site. The new …

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Restoring a Grand Staircase

THIS ARTICLE IS ADAPTED FROM THE SEPT/OCT 2018 ISSUE OF RETROFIT MAGAZINE. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.   History Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Natural History Building has undergone three building additions since it was built in 1894. The additions created a complex of distinct structural systems and fragmented spaces. Driven by a need to stabilize the structure, …

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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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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 A non-profit advocacy and social services group, Access Living …

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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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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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Center for Enriched Living

Size 19,600 SF Construction Type Renovation Special Recognition Chicago Tribune, feature The design creates convivial spaces that enable individuals with diverse abilities to interact within a comfortable and safe environment. CEL members are challenged by societal isolation and barriers to their full participation. User capabilities shaped the design details, which are highly functional yet non-institutional …

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Veterans Center-Knowledge

Veteran Support is Front and Center on Campus

THIS ARTICLE IS ADAPTED FROM THE MARCH/APRIL 2018 ISSUE OF STUDENT HOUSING BUSINESS. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.   The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) was one of the first higher education institutions to offer specialized programs and housing to accommodate wounded veterans returning from WWII. These efforts were largely credited to Timothy Nugent, a professor …

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