Carl Lewis’ experience spans the fields of government service, architecture and academia. He has researched and lectured extensively on architectural design and its application for the disabled. He has held numerous appointments on a variety of committees that relate to the built environment and to the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On the faculty of two major universities he has passed his experiences and expertise to a future generation of architects as well as established professionals.

On an international level he has chaired the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Committee 56, “Design for Disabled and Elderly.”

Nationally, he held a Presidential appointment and reappointment to the US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (US Access Board) the regulating agency for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During his tenure with the Access Board, he was elected Vice Chairman (Public) of the Committee of the Whole and Chair of the Executive Committee.

He was a member of the Accessibility Technical Work Group for the City of Chicago, Department of Buildings in revising the Chicago Building Code.


M.Arch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1992
BSAS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1990