A pioneer in creating environments for people with disabilities, Jack draws on his 40+ year professional career and personal experience with disability to promote built environments that advance more inclusive, sustainable communities. After practicing architecture for over 12 years at a large Chicago practice, Jack co-founded LCM Architects in 1996 to provide architectural services with a specialty in accessibility. “My goal has always been to integrate architecture and accessibility in a seamless process,” he says. Jack’s experience with the needs of the disability community and his understanding of the ADA have been instrumental in developing federal, state, and local accessibility codes that have significant implications for the design and building industries. He served two terms on the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency responsible for developing ADA guidelines, and was the first practicing architect to chair the Board.
Jack has been involved for over 40 years in organizations representing those with disabilities and promoting universal design. His specialty has given him opportunities to speak nationally and internationally.