teens tour ‘city gardens’

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... 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

Drawing Tiny Homes Plans at SkyART

pet Pete and Emma visited SkyART to talk to 7-9 year old art students about what architects do and had them draw tiny house floor plans. So much imagination packed into every square foot!  Read More

LBBA hosts Youth Career Day for Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

  Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR), a restorative justice center on the South Side of Chicago, visited our office today with a group of 4 young men between the ages of 13-16 who are participating in their 6-week summer program. PBMR primarily serves court-involved and at-risk boys from the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods. Their center is a safe space for male youth and in addition to advocacy work in the prisons,... 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

  Please join bikeLAB for a presentation and conversation about bike and biker friendly housing in Humboldt Park. This summer, a group of four high school interns at Landon Bone Baker Architects spent six weeks doing research and designing repair stations and indoor and outdoor bike storage areas for LUCHA buildings. Now, we want to share our designs with you and get your feedback 2016 LBBA Lab interns will be giving two presentations of their... Read More

Internship Program to Create Bike- and Biker-Friendly Spaces around Humboldt Park

We are excited to announce bikeLab as the 2016 LBBA Community Lab! In its 7th year, LBBA Labs hire high school students to research an issue facing a neighborhood and offer design recommendations through a current LBBA project. The focus of each Lab is developed in partnership with a community organization. For bikeLab, LBBA has partnered with the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) to design a plan for making their buildings... Read More

#onthetable2016

Last night (and a day early), we hosted our first “on the table” to discuss ways to expand cityLab, our 6-week summer program that hires high school students to engage communities and inform projects through research. We were honored to be in such talented company, and look forward to furthering the conversation. Special thanks to Chicago Community Trust for organizing this city-wide event. Learn more and host your own at onthetable.com.    Read More

Sounding off in Springfield

LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Emma Jasinski bused down to Springfield last week with other Chicago architects, landscape architects, and structural engineers for AIA’s annual event, Prairie Grassroots. The event, started in 2005, brings architects together with our representatives so that we may lobby for bills and policies pertinent to the field. In addition to the issues that AIA set to advocate, Terran and Emma talked to Illinois Housing... Read More

Tiny Homes Charrette with IIT’s Global Leaders Scholars

Yesterday, LBBA hosted a group of scholars with IIT’s Global Leaders Program–a free, two-year academic enrichment program for Chicago-area high school students. In addition to learning about the practice and firm, they participated in a design charrette and worked together to create plans for a tiny house!      Read More