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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

A Tiny Home Community for Chicago

“What struck me is that everyone I went to about this…no one said this can’t be done. No one said it’s impossible. It’s a matter of solving a series of challenges and problems.” – Eithne McManamin, Tiny Homes Summit, April 2016 At the recent ‘Tiny Homes Summit,’ Jeff Bone and Eithne McMenamin presented their planned development for a Tiny Homes community in Chicago. The project aims to be a... Read More

Winning Tiny Homes Entry Comes to Life

As first place winners of the Tiny Homes Competition, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, and Lon Stousland worked with Price Construction to realize a prototype of their design, which is on view this week at UIC’s campus. Visitors were able to tour the model home in conjunction with the Tiny Homes Summit through efforts of both Summit and Competition sponsors. See design entry here. left to right: terry “vic” howell, marty... Read More

Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything from research and statistics, current practices, funding, policy, planning, service,... Read More

Photos from “confronting homelessness” panel

Left to Right: Tracy Baim, Cassi Coravos, Catherine Baker, Marty Sandberg, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell Left to Right: Peter Landon, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, Jeff Bone, Catherine Baker  Read More

Catherine to speak at ‘Confronting Homelessness’ panel

This coming Tuesday, Catherine, with the winners of The Tiny Homes Competition and others, join a panel discussion on how design can face the challenges of homelessness in Chicago, especially youth homelessness. AIGA Chicago‘s Design for Good has organized the event. Tuesday, March 29 Uptake, 600 W Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor 5:30: reception; 6:30 – 7:30 Panel Register here Design for Good: Confronting Homelessness In the 2014-15 school... Read More

Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth homelessness. The Tiny Homes Competition announces its winning project submission. Chicago-based Terry Howell, AIA,... Read More

Tiny Homes Charrette with IIT’s Global Leaders Scholars

Yesterday, LBBA hosted a group of scholars with IIT’s Global Leaders Program–a free, two-year academic enrichment program for Chicago-area high school students. In addition to learning about the practice and firm, they participated in a design charrette and worked together to create plans for a tiny house!      Read More

Brent Brown to lecture at AIA Chicago on 2/18

“I think community-oriented design is only going to grow. Right now the questions are: Is it a specialty? Is it a credential subset like LEED, or is it a market segment? You do hospitals, you do schools, and you do public interest design. I completely reject that. I believe that every architect should ethically perform within the public interest.” –Brent Brown TINY HOMES: MAKING SMALL THINGS IN BIG DALLAS BRENT BROWN February 18, 2016,... Read More