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Barbara Padilla, AIA, RAS
Associate | Accessibility Specialist

Through a lifelong passion for architecture, Barbara has been sensitized to the effect of good design on our surroundings.

“As an architect with an acquired mobility issue, I understand from everyday experience that accessibility is intrinsic to good design and should not be an afterthought.”

As a licensed architect and certified accessibility specialist, she channels her expertise to help create appealing and highly usable environments for people of diverse abilities. Barbara’s experience as an architect enriches her work. At LCM, she identifies ADA accessibility issues and guides clients to meet federal, state, and local accessibility codes and standards.

Board and Advisory Services

  • ADA Advisory Committee Member for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) – 2023 – 2025
  • Transportation Committee Member, Metropolitan Planning Council, 2021 to present


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