Happy Halloween from LBBA!

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Drone Shot over Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments. Courtesy Mercy Housing Lakefront.  Read More

A Grandfamily Story

A grandmother raising her four grandchildren at Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartment is part of ‘Mercy Housing Lakefront’ annual video update. Hear how Roseland Village is stabilizing lives for Doris, Jacari, Jhaydon, Jaison, and Jonathon below:      Read More

Happy Women’s Equality Day from all of us at LBBA!

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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

8/1: AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards Webinar

Learn more about the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards and the design and construction of the awarded projects during AIA Housing Knowledge Community’s webinar taking place this coming Monday at 1pm. Catherine will be presenting LBBA’s work on Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, which was recognized for its incorporation of housing within other community amenities for the purpose of either revitalization or planned growth.   Dorchester... Read More

‘Grandfamily’ housing fills void of vacant lot

By Jack Schroeder, AIA, LEED AP, This article first appeared in AIA’s newsletter on social impact, March 29, 2016. See more of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments here.   Standing in front of a vacant, trash-strewn site in the Roseland neighborhood on the far Southside of Chicago, one of our best and most inspiring clients came to us with a wildly ambitious idea. We had been working with Debbie Dixon of NHS Redevelopment Corporation... 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

LBBA lunch with Jamie Hayes

Jamie Hayes, owner and designer of Production Mode, came to LBBA to talk to us about the slow fashion movement and her history advocating for workers’ rights—in policy, practice, and through fashion, art, and exhibition. As a society, we consume 400% more clothing than we did 20 years ago yet pay less than ever. The cost instead is being paid by the workers and the environment with devastating impacts. If you’re interested in learning more... Read More

Happy Anniversary Newcity!

LBBA joins 29 other writers, designers, cultural, and community leaders in celebrating Newcity’s 30th anniversary with bite-sized visions of life in Chicago 30 years from now. Broad in topic, depth, and style, this anniversary edition captures the everlasting love affair this alt publication has had with Chicago’s art and culture scene, and has us speculating on who just might be Chicago’s first architect-turned mayor. Thanks... Read More