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

Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of both Summit and Competition sponsors. See design entry here. left to right: terry “vic” howell, marty... Read More

Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything from research and statistics, current practices, funding, policy, planning, service,... Read More

Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth homelessness. The Tiny Homes Competition announces its winning project submission. Chicago-based Terry Howell, AIA,... Read More

Brent Brown to lecture at AIA Chicago on 2/18

“I think community-oriented design is only going to grow. Right now the questions are: Is it a specialty? Is it a credential subset like LEED, or is it a market segment? You do hospitals, you do schools, and you do public interest design. I completely reject that. I believe that every architect should ethically perform within the public interest.” –Brent Brown TINY HOMES: MAKING SMALL THINGS IN BIG DALLAS BRENT BROWN February 18, 2016,... Read More

Submissions now open for Tiny Homes Competition

AIA Chicago, partnering with Landon Bone Baker Architects, Pride Action Tank, and Windy City Times, is accepting design proposals for an urban community of tiny homes here in Chicago that addresses the large population of homeless youth. Aged 18-24, many of these homeless youth are seeking stable communities as they work to improve their lives– often holding jobs, attending college, or working towards their GED. One predictor of adult homelessness... Read More

Landon Bone Baker Architects Honored as 2014 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year

/* Prev|Next 1234567left right Noted for their commitment to social justice and invigorating neighborhoods through urban design, Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) has been named the 2014 AIA Chicago Firm of... Read More

AIA Chicago, Chicago Public Schools Partner for Girls Architecture Workshop

/* Prev|Next 1leftright Last Tuesday, the UIC School of Architecture hosted 80 6th-7th grade girls from three area Chicago Public Schools for AIA Chicago’s third annual youth and architecture event. LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Maggie Jarr helped lead the girls in a model-building activity that aimed to spark their interest in architecture and design through an exploration of the house. Using the traditional... Read More

Register for BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference

Next week, LBBA’s Terran Wilson will join Zurich Esposito (AIA Chicago), Arathi Gowda (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), and Marya Graff (Cannon Design) for a presentation and panel discussion during the 2nd annual BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference. “AIA 2030 Commitment: Creating a Culture of Change” will explore how the AIA 2030 Commitment is effecting the way we work, and the way we talk to our clients... Read More

Local AIA Programs Advance Leadership, Mentorship Among Architects

To help architects take the extra step of being a leader in their community and engaging the public as a member of the profession, AIA Illinois and AIA Chicago are offering programs aimed at developing leadership skills and sharing experiences through mentorship. LBBA has participated in some of the local Illinois and Chicago chapters’ most recent activities. Earlier this month, Claudia Rodriguez, AIA participated in the biennial AIA Illinois... Read More