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

Visit Harvest Commons, Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative During Open House Chicago

Have you planned your itinerary for this weekend’s Open House Chicago? The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s free public festival offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. New to this year’s site list are Harvest Commons Apartments and Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative; two unique models for affordable housing and sustainable preservation. OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed! Chicago... 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