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Accessible Multifamily Housing Makes Good $ense

Complying with Fair Housing Act accessibility regulations is good for business in the multifamily housing industry. People with disabilities are the only minority that can be discriminated against solely by the design of the built environment. Design requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act are intended to remedy this inequity. Today 61 million adult Americans …

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Solace of Mahomet, Illinois

LCM is providing architecture services for Solace of Mahomet, a new 15.5 acre multifamily housing development in Mahomet. The master plan calls for 200 two and three bedroom rental units in low-rise structures. Multifamily housing scarce in this family-friendly community. An 8,000 sf clubhouse, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and a mutli-purpose room, anchors …

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FHA Client Spotlight: Focus

Scope of Services Accessibility Plan Reviews Trainings Select Projects Include: Courthouse Square Wheaton Focus Spectre 831 Emerson 1717 Ridge Reserve at Glenview Focus is a premier residential developer and general contractor based in Chicago. The company has built a significant portfolio of multifamily housing projects in the city and suburbs since it’s founding in 1993. …

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Chez Center for Veterans in Higher Education

Size 32,000 SF Construction Type New Special Recognition Chicago Architect, feature 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 veterans in higher education. The …

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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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Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST to promote Fair Housing Act compliance. Nearly 40 million multifamily buildings are subject to the FHA’s design and construction requirements. As Program Manager for FHA FIRST, LCM provides technical guidance to the public through a comprehensive training curriculum, a toll-free Design and …

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Environments for Aging 2019: Inclusive Design in Senior Communities

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED LCM’s Steve Montgomery, AIA, LEED AP and Armando Tobias, AIA will co-present ‘The Compelling Case for Inclusive Design in Senior Communities’ at the 2019 Environments for Aging conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Integrating inclusive/universal design allows for flexibility to address specific needs among the user groups in any senior community. …

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