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

LBBA Hosts IIT Boeing Scholars on Second Annual Job Shadow Day

/* Prev|Next 123left right Yesterday, LBBA hosted four high school students for the second annual Job Shadow Day. Organized by the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, Job Shadow Day is a structured work site experience which helps the IIT Boeing Scholars–a diverse group of high-achieving Chicago-area high school students–identify possible career interests. Serena... Read More

AIArchitect Profiles Catherine Baker

LBBA’s Catherine Baker is featured in the most recent issue of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIArchitect Magazine. The article, “Catherine Baker, AIA: Linking the Social and Spatial with Community Outreach Architecture,” explores how overlapping principles of architecture and social sciences inform LBBA’s approach to community-engaged design projects. Across all of our outreach efforts, our goal is to educate communities, organizations,... Read More

LBBA hosts an IIT Boeing Scholar

/* Prev|Next 1leftright This past Monday, LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Victor Jimenez welcomed Jonnathan, an Amundsen High School Senior who plans to study architecture in college next year. Jonnathan met the staff, received some college advice, and learned all about LBBA through IIT Boeing Scholars Academy’s first job shadow day. Boeing Scholars Academy is a free academic enrichment program that provides high achieving... Read More

A Modern Concept Transforms a Rural Place

Photo courtesy Daniel Wicke, Rural Studio Rural Studio (RS) has been improving living conditions of the rural south since it was formed in 1993 by two of Alabama’s Auburn University architecture professors. LBBA’s Alabama native and AU alumni, Terran Wilson, completed her thesis work with Rural Studio. The plans students help create can be used by contractors and their clients to build affordable homes across the southern United States. RS’s... Read More