Elizabeth Zaverdas

Elizabeth Zaverdas
Associate | Accessibility Specialist

“The path towards a more inclusive and sustainable society begins with making places and programs more accessible to people of all abilities and backgrounds.”

Liz leads LCM’s higher education and government/public accessibility consulting practice. Throughout her 30 year architecture career, Liz has concentrated on accessibility and sustainability.  From multifamily housing projects to college campuses, she focuses on inclusive, human-centered spaces that are essential to daily living. Experienced with large, multi-disciplinary efforts, Liz is devoted to project success through a collaborative technical and creative process. Strong management practices, positive client relationships, and effective communication define her approach to every project, large or small.

At LCM she is both an Accessibility Specialist and Senior Project Manager. She uses her hands-on accessibility surveying, plan review, and training experience to help clients develop strategic ADA compliance programs. Liz works on ADA Title II Transition Plans for government entities, such as the City of Denver and Ohio University. Similarly, she helps private universities, including Northwestern University and Illinois Institute of Technology, with ADA Title III barrier removal plans. Prepared with the right knowledge and skills, Liz guides clients in balancing compliance obligations with their financial and schedule realities. In the process, she is inspired and rewarded by making places more usable for everyone.

Liz recently co-presented at the National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference. The topic addressed how to understand and apply accessible facilities requirements to existing buildings on university campuses. She co-presented ‘Title II Deep Dive: ADA Facility Transition Planning’ at the 2018 Metropolitan Mayors Caucus ADA Coordinators Group Meeting. A LEED Accredited Professional, Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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