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

Young Design Superstar: Fariha Wajid Makes the Right Connections

LBBA’s Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Fariha Wajid was featured in a Newcity article that discusses her journey through her architectural studies as a Chicago Public School (CPS) student. Fariha took advantage of the many opportunities available to CPS students through institutions like the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Marwen Foundation. “Fariha’s is a uniquely Chicago story. In her short career, she’s already... Read More

Behind the Scenes at Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

/* Prev|Next 1leftright Last spring, Catherine Baker, Principal at LBBA, and Jeffreen Hayes, Director at Rebuild Foundation, presented Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative at Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. The presentation is now archived online and includes a behind-the-scenes video at the construction site. Follow LBBA’s Jack Schroeder and Peter Levavi... Read More

Chicago: City of Big Data Exhibition Opens at CAF

/* Prev|Next 1leftright Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new exhibition, Chicago: City of Big Data, is launching this Thursday, May 8! Data has become a 21st century design material, and CAF’s exhibit will show how each of us contribute to the way architects, planners, and designers build our cities. Through interactive displays, recreated sections of Chicago, and views into your own personal data, Chicago: City of Big... Read More

Register for Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour

LBBA’s Catherine Baker will present Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative during Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Behind-the-Scenes: Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour on Saturday, June 29. The tour will visit the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Dorchester Projects, and the proposed Pullman Artspace to explore how arts can be a catalyst for neighborhood change, economic development, and revitalization. Dorchester... Read More

Lunch Talks@CAF Features Harvest Commons Apartments

LBBA’s Jeff Bone will present Harvest Commons Apartments tomorrow during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. “Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel” is the final feature under CAF’s month-long theme: “Preserving the Past/Making it New.” Join Jeff and Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development at Heartland Housing, as they discuss the transformation... Read More

Pete Landon and Catherine Baker to Present During Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the National Public Housing Museum

/* LBBA’s Pete Landon and Catherine Baker will present the National Public Housing Museum during a day-long “mobile symposium” on Saturday, March 23 that explores a past, present, and future look at the topic of “shelter” through public housing in Chicago. “Architecture is Activism… Shelter!” features a special tour of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, a drive-by discussion (and short walk)... Read More

CAF’s 30th Annual Newhouse Competition

/* Prev|Next 1leftright This morning at Robert Morris College’s State Street Gallery, over 150 high school students had the opportunity to showcase their work in design and the built environment for Chicago’s architecture community. More than 17,000 students have participated in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition over the past 30 years. The program teaches students problem-solving, conceptual... Read More