LCM follows the spirit of universal design when crafting sustainable architecture that is supportive of human activities in an inclusive society.
LCM’s architecture and accessibility services naturally lend themselves to a universal design specialty for which the firm is well-known. We have been pioneering the concept through education and setting standards since our inception in 1996. Now industry leaders in the field, we create aesthetic spaces while dispelling the stereotype that inclusive design is a costly measure. We regularly demonstrate inclusive design is most successful and cost effective when it informs design decisions from a project’s inception and throughout the design process.
While ADA accessibility standards ensure a minimum level of accessibility, inclusive design presents an opportunity for innovative design solutions to consider and adapt to a range of abilities.
“The goal of inclusive design is to create environments that all people, disabled and non-disabled, use in the same way, providing the same degree of independence and dignity for all users.”
- Jack Catlin FAIA, Founding Partner of LCM Architects
“Inclusive design blends with the building ... all people use the space in the same intuitive way. We like to say that we are the only architecture firm that hopes our best work remains unnoticed."
- Dick Lehner AIA, LEED AP, Founding Partner of LCM Architects