Good Design is for Everyone

Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) is a Chicago-based architectural practice established in 1987 that is distinguished by its community-based approach. An innovative leader and hands-on champion of affordable housing and neighborhood planning, LBBA believes good design should be available to all. Together with clients and community stakeholders, LBBA co-creates inventive, inviting, and sustainable spaces and places that transform lives, revitalize neighborhoods, and regenerate cities.

Tierra Linda

LBBA has been working with Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) for over 25 years to transform empty lots and rundown buildings into safe, decent housing close to schools, parks, and other services. Together, we have built and...

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Carling SRO

The Carling Hotel was an existing 155-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was the first SRO sold under the 2014 SRO...

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Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (ChiCAT)

ChiCAT is founded on the principles that creative endeavors can build enterprises and expand human possibility, that environments shape lives, and that everyone deserves a beautiful, respectful, safe space in which to learn. Underserved communities have little access to job training and employment opportunities, which leads to hopelessness, poverty, and disenfranchisement. ChiCAT strengthens the community by providing innovative youth art and adult vocational training in a life-affirming, supportive center.

tinyLab 2018

tinyLabs 2018 researched and prototyped elements for a tiny house village planned for college students experiencing homelessness in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The team conducted site visits, interviewed potential clients and members of the community, met with stakeholders and partners, and designed and built solutions. Our goal was to create efficient, cost-effective, and well-designed components that will make residents of these tiny houses proud to call them home.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Tour & Talk at 459 W Division

September 28th LBBA is partnering with the Chicago Architecture Biennial for its third edition, themed "...and other such stories." The tour and talk of Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, located in the former Cabrini Green neighborhood, will be focused on ...
ULI Vision Awards ceremony

The Carling SRO + City Gardens Receive ULI Vision Awards

Yesterday ULI Chicago hosted their annual Vision Awards Ceremony at Rockwell on the River where two of our projects were honored! City Gardens received an award in the project category for affordable housing & community creation and the Carling SRO ...
IFF Access Housing 2032 W Dickens rehab elevation

IFF Access Housing wins AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Housing Accessibility: Alan J. Rothman Award

LBBA is proud to announce IFF Access Housing received the 2019 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Award for Housing Accessibility: Alan J. Rothman Award. The award recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence in improving housing accessibility for people with disabilities. ...
Peter Exley, FAIA, 2020 First Vice President /2021 President-elect

AIA Chicago’s Peter Exley, FAIA, Elected 2020 First Vice President/2021 President-elect

photo credit Darris Lee Harris Landon Bone Baker Architects are delighted to congratulate Peter Exley, FAIA in his recent nomination as the AIA National 2020 First Vice President/2021 President-elect. We affirm Peter’s work in establishing AIA as a leader in ...

Peter Exley for 2021 President-Elect

LBBA believes that affordable housing is essential to a strong and equitable community. We enthusiastically support Peter Exley for AIA 2020 First Vice President/2021 President! Peter believes that a range of programs presenting choice, variety, community, and access to services ...