Since the firm's inception in 1996, LCM intentionally chose to embrace both architecture and accessibility consulting to serve owners and the professional community. The firm continues to blend these specialties, building new and renovated spaces and consulting on the applications of accessibility standards and inclusive design nationwide.
LCM has more than 50 architects, designers, and accessibility specialists. Many of them are licensed architects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals, Certified Access Specialist Program professionals, Registered Accessibility Specialists, and Certified Accessibility Inspectors/Plan Examiners.
LCM's accessibility practice has an architect’s understanding of the aesthetics and business implications of modifications to a building, site, or campus. They outline reasonable, cost effective strategies to assist clients in making informed decisions that integrate design and accessibility. Their accessibility specialists are experienced professionals and many are licensed architects, Certified Access Specialist Program professionals, Registered Accessibility Specialists, and Certified Accessibility Inspectors/Plan Examiners.
LCM provides detailed assessments of existing properties for design and construction accessibility compliance with the ADA and other federal, state, and local building codes. Surveys range from a single building, to a multisite initiative, to a campus involving hundreds of buildings, parking lots, and exterior routes. Reports identify deficiencies and may include remediation options, prioritization, architectural drawings, and cost estimates for barrier removal.