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Peter Landon honored recepient of 2016 Society of Architectural Historians design excellence award

Firm founder and principal Peter Landon has been awarded for his Excellence in Design, Planning, and Sustainability from the Society of Architectural Historians. Recognized at SAH’s 7th annual Awards Gala, the event’s honorees also included philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus for Architectural Stewardship and Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation, for Public Engagement with the Built Environment. SAH members have had a long... Read More

Parkside of Old Town (2b) and DA+HC Receive AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards

Left: Parkside of Old Town, IIB. Photo: David Schalliol. Right: Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative. Photo: Barry Rustin Parkside of Old Town 2b and Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative were honored with Distinguished Building Awards during AIA Chicago’s annual Designight at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, October 14th. See the winners of the 2016 AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards here, or link directly to Parkside and Dorchester. Phase... Read More

Promotions at LBBA!

Landon Bone Baker Architects is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm. Tyler Brown, Dominik Soltys, and Allison Sorenson have been named Senior Associates; and Terran Wilson has been promoted to Associate. Together with Senior Associates Jack Schroeder and Trish Girdwood, they are part of a leadership team that is dedicated to LBBA’s mission of creating comprehensive, sustainable, and progressive urban and community-based... Read More

Design Firms Now Featuring Advocacy Banner

Today we join 70+ Chicago firms in supporting Architects Advocate Action on Climate Change, a fast-growing public initiative and online platform for architects to publicly speak out for meaningful legislation to mitigate climate change. With today’s public launch, participating firms are now displaying banners on their company’s home page and are encouraged to share stories and short videos through various platforms and media outlets.   Tom... Read More

BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 now available

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago... Read More

“Social Mix” at Archeworks Agendas 01

  Join us Thursday at Archeworks to see work by local architects that are “challenging conventions, approaching dilemmas, and defining new tools and methods.” Pete Landon and Tyler Brown will be presenting Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, the newest mixed-income development at former Cabrini Green. RSVP THE TEMPLE OF ALL RELIGIONS Vaidotas Vaiciulis – REX New York WASTE ACTIVISM Nicolette Stosur-Bassette and Karen... Read More

The ‘Ethical Redevelopment’ Salon Sessions Start

LBBA joins a year-long discussion on Ethical Redevelopment through a series of workshops and public convenings initiated by the University of Chicago’s Place Lab. Learn more here: http://placelab.uchicago.edu/ethical-redevelopment/  Read More

Parkside of Old Town Featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

‘This Place, Displaced’ (The Architect’s Newspaper, Issue 3, July 27, 2016), written by Matthew Messner, outlines the history, plan, realities, and current state of CHA’s redevelopment of Cabrini Green into a mixed-income neighborhood.  Read More

DA+HC Wins National AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award

Redevelopment of the former Dante Harper public housing into Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC). Barry Rustin Photography.   “Very visible and so empowering – this is part of something very large and momentous happening in Chicago right now.”  – Jury comments   The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department... Read More