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

BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 now available

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago... 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

DA+HC Wins National AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award

Redevelopment of the former Dante Harper public housing into Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC). Barry Rustin Photography.   “Very visible and so empowering – this is part of something very large and momentous happening in Chicago right now.”  – Jury comments   The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department... Read More

Windy City Harvest at Legends South

/* Prev|Next 12left right The Chicago Botanic Garden, through its Windy City Harvest system, has developed a two-acre urban farm and incubator within the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes public housing project (now Legends South). The program’s new Legends Farm, supported by site developer Brinshore-Michaels and USDA, includes multiple quarter-acre farm plots,... Read More