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

Peter Landon honored recepient of 2016 Society of Architectural Historians design excellence award

Firm founder and principal Peter Landon has been awarded for his Excellence in Design, Planning, and Sustainability from the Society of Architectural Historians. Recognized at SAH’s 7th annual Awards Gala, the event’s honorees also included philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus for Architectural Stewardship and Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation, for Public Engagement with the Built Environment. SAH members have had a long... Read More

Drawing Tiny Homes Plans at SkyART

pet Pete and Emma visited SkyART to talk to 7-9 year old art students about what architects do and had them draw tiny house floor plans. So much imagination packed into every square foot!  Read More

“Social Mix” at Archeworks Agendas 01

  Join us Thursday at Archeworks to see work by local architects that are “challenging conventions, approaching dilemmas, and defining new tools and methods.” Pete Landon and Tyler Brown will be presenting Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, the newest mixed-income development at former Cabrini Green. RSVP THE TEMPLE OF ALL RELIGIONS Vaidotas Vaiciulis – REX New York WASTE ACTIVISM Nicolette Stosur-Bassette and Karen... Read More

from the archive: realistic idealist

Pre-Plan for Transformation, Pete talks about his hopes for Cabrini Green. You can find a reader-friendly version is here.    Read More

Local AIA Programs Advance Leadership, Mentorship Among Architects

To help architects take the extra step of being a leader in their community and engaging the public as a member of the profession, AIA Illinois and AIA Chicago are offering programs aimed at developing leadership skills and sharing experiences through mentorship. LBBA has participated in some of the local Illinois and Chicago chapters’ most recent activities. Earlier this month, Claudia Rodriguez, AIA participated in the biennial AIA Illinois... Read More

AIA National Convention to Highlight Public Housing Development, Revitalization in Chicago

The 2014 AIA National Convention is coming to Chicago this week! The annual conference of the American Institute of Architects is an opportunity to focus on the betterment of the built environment through educational sessions, keynote speakers, and tours. LBBA’s Peter Landon and Catherine Baker will participate in a special pre-convention workshop organized by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community. “Multifamily Housing, Community Design, and Neighborhood... Read More

Peter Landon Participates in ‘Wisdom from the Field’ Panel

Earlier this month, AIA Chicago’s Community Interface Committee welcomed the 2011 Latrobe Prize-winning authors of “Wisdom from the Field: Public Interest Architecture in Practice” to discuss what makes today’s public interest practices work. LBBA’s Peter Landon, an interviewee during their research, was a featured speaker in the afternoon session. He later joined John Syvertsen (Cannon Design), Katherine Darnstadt (Latent... Read More