Northwestern University Accessibility Consulting

Northwestern University Accessibility Consulting

200+ facilities surveyed

Northwestern is devoted to creating a highly accessible and universally designed campus and continues to prioritize accessibility projects throughout both campus locations.

Location
Chicago and Evanston, Illinois
Scope of Services
Accessibility Consulting
Universal Design Consulting
Plan Review
Accessibility Design Guidelines and Standards

Project Involvement at Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management, consultant to KPMB Architects
Welsh-Ryan Arena Renovation, consultant to HOK
The Commons, consultant to Ennead Architects
Jacobs Center Alterations

Committed to serving a diverse community, the University sought to establish an implementation plan for enhancing campus accessibility. LCM conducted a comprehensive assessment of existing buildings, parking, and exterior routes; identified elements not in compliance with ADA Title III standards and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; developed data collection tools and a database to compile findings; identified gaps between regulatory requirements and University design standards; and established a system to prioritize remediation projects. We also developed accessibility design guidelines for common spaces.

Currently, LCM collaborates with the University to analyze projects within the context of business processes, future capital projects, repair and renewal projects, adjacent spaces/programs, and operational practices. We also consult on how to incorporate universal design concepts in projects and we review new plans to ensure compliance with applicable accessibility codes.

“I have a passion for improving Northwestern’s inclusivity and … feel very strongly about your team [LCM Architects] ... I am grateful for you … helping us move the needle through your expertise and engagement.”
– Vice President of Facilities Management, Northwestern University