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

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

new photos of DA+HC on Designboom

See new photos of Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative in this recently published designboom article, “multi-disciplinary partnership transforms public housing to arts incubator.” Credit: Barry Rustin Photography.   Read More

lbba wins second place driehaus awards for excellence in community design

“Through the reactivation of abandoned buildings and neighborhood landmarks, Dorchester Artist + Housing Collaborative endeavors to incite a revitalization that is cultural-based, artist-led, and community-driven.” – Theaster Gates, Rebuild Foundation   On February 18, Landon Bone Baker Architects was honored to receive the 2nd Place Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design for... Read More

Chicago Tribune: “Architecture Biennial’s outlying exhibits offer evidence of power of design”

The power of design to address social issues and improve people’s lives and their community is the focus of a recent Chicago Tribune article by Blair Kamin. Kamin encourages visitors to the biennial to tour peripheral sites, such as the newly-opened Stony Island Arts Bank– the latest in Rebuild Foundation’s pursuit to revitalize communities through art, culture, and engagement. Stony Island Arts Bank, along with the Dorchester... Read More

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative is Awarded Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award for Project of the Year

Events taking place at the Art Center at DA+HC (Photos by Sara Pooley) Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) was awarded the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Project of the Year. The award recognizes projects that make possible the continued use of a historic commercial/industrial, residential, or public/institutional structure. DA+HC was recognized for its implementation of  rehabilitation, restoration,... Read More

Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

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Grand Opening: Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

/* Prev|Next 12left right While much of Chicago’s large-scale public housing has been demolished, a small, abandoned 36-unit Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) property on the South Side has been reborn as an innovative mixed-use project bringing art-interested public housing residents and practicing artists together. Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative transforms the former Dante Harper... 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