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Langston Hughes Elementary School

Design Architect: SMNGA Construction Type: New Size: 101,000 sf LCM provided universal design consulting for the first Chicago Public Schools k-8 school to be designed based on the Principles of Universal Design. The award-winning, sustainably designed building considers all students’ abilities by integrating elements that allow equal participation in day-to-day activities. For example, the barrier-free Discovery …

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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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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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Chicago Public Schools

Construction Type New, Renovation  LCM has contributed significantly to making Chicago Public Schools facilities and programs more accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. From accessibility consultant in the first phase of a major Capital Improvement Program, we continued as ADA Program Managing Architect, ADA Design Manager for multiple Managing Architect teams, and Accessibility …

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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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Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn

Landscape Architect James Corner Field Operations Polk Bros Park reinvents an underutilized, 13-acre entry zone as an interactive green space that is a vibrant gateway to Navy Pier. Designed to accommodate free arts and cultural programming, the public park appeals to the city’s diverse citizens and visitors. Multi-stage, picnic-friendly performance lawns, set against spectacular lake …

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Chicago Transit Authority

LCM addressed stations on the Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red-Blue, and Red Lines undergoing major alterations. We reviewed construction plans for accessibility compliance, conducted field surveys, and provided reports with compliance deficiencies and remediation recommendations. We also addressed noncompliant products/materials, consulted on the CTA graphics package, and developed technical reference materials for CTA design staff. …

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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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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Freer Hall

Size 37,410 SF Construction Type Renovation Adaptive Reuse Freer Hall is repurposing an existing pool facility to capture much-needed space. This also provides infrastructure for state-of-the-art testing research facilities, including modular and adaptable dry test labs and a wet lab. An arrival space, featuring a three-story light well, is a visual anchor for visitors and …

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Houston METRO

Construction Type New, Renovation LCM is providing accessibility and universal design consulting services to three architecture and engineering teams that are responsible for infrastructure improvements to the Houston METRO transit system. LCM’s guidance on all teams will establish a consistent application of universal design principles to systemwide components such as parking, street crossings, accessible route …

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