teens tour ‘city gardens’

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Teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s After School Matters were taken on a tour of nearly-completed City Gardens as part of their research in affordable housing!

Joined by Jason Hill of Michaels Development Company, Pete Landon and Trish Girdwood introduced the students to LBBA’s work, opportunities for them in the field, and community-based design approaches which included role-playing and brainstorming sessions to generate design implementations and programming for the new mixed-income development on Chicago’s Near West Side.

The tour and charrette will help them in their larger project to design affordable housing prototypes for the National DiscoverDesign.org Competition. We look forward to seeing what the students submit and enjoyed our day sharing our work and gaining new perspectives.