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Our practice is committed to the role of housing in creating comprehensive, sustainable, and progressive urban development.

IFF Access Housing

IFF Access Housing provides much-needed affordable and integrated housing opportunities for people with low income and special needs. Located over 25 scattered-sites in a 2-1/2 mile footprint, the project helps stabilize Chicago’s Humboldt Park...

Phil B. Curls Manor

Phil B. Curls Manor is the first phase of the Kansas City Intergenerational Community. The 4-story building provides 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry...

City Gardens

City Gardens contributes to a growing neighborhood resurgence on Chicago’s Near West Side as investments in retail, public works, and housing are now filling many of the community’s vacant lots. The new mixed-income development features 76 apartments in seven three-story buildings around a large internal courtyard.

cityLab 2017

 "What is the potential impact of changing a closed Chicago Public School into community-benefit, supportive housing?"

In partnership with Heartland Housing, cityLab 2017 engages in research around the redevelopment of the former Calhoun Elementary School.  For six weeks, the Labs interns will observe the site, meet with partners, develop architecture skills, and document their work. A culminating presentation will share data and designs with local community partners.

Landon Bone Baker Architects hiring ad seeking architects

LBBA is Hiring!

LBBA is seeking an Architect or Designer with 5-7 years of experience. JOB DESCRIPTION We are seeking a talented individual with 5-7 years of professional experience to join our team as Project Architect / Designer. Candidates should have excellent design ...
Peter Landon and Jeff Bone laughing and smiling during interview for Graphisoft's By Design

Live ARCHICAD Q+A with LBBA and Urban Strategies

Join Landon Bone Baker Architects and Urban Strategies tomorrow at 1pm CST live for an ARCHICAD Q+A hosted by Graphisoft! The event will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the firms featured in By Design Episode ...
View of Landon Bone Baker Architects' new office from the back of the space

LBBA’s New Office: We’ve Moved!

It’s been almost 4 weeks since we’ve moved and we’re loving the new space! Our new office has a very warm and welcoming feel from a high ceiling with exposed trusses and natural light pouring in through large windows on ...
Collage showing hall, front elevation, bedroom, dining area, and lobby of Wilson Men's Hotel

Chicago Tribune: As Wilson Men’s Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article about the Wilson Men's Hotel, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel in Uptown, that is preparing to close for renovations under a new owner. This is extremely unsettling for it's current residents who likely won't ...
After School Matters class at Milennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Fun With Architecture: LBBA Labs Fall Session at After School Matters

By Destiny McClellan Last Fall, LBBA hosted our third Labs program in partnership with After School Matters. Below, one of the teens from our program shares her thoughts on the sessionDestiny McClellan is a sophomore that attends King College Prep ...
Rendering of Tierra Linda units from street

The Conversation: Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

The Conversation's article, "Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky," written by Sean Weiss, examines three projects that attempt to build and maintain communities as public spaces are increasingly being privatized. One of the three projects featured ...