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

Harvest Commons Apartments

Formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, Harvest Commons Apartments is an 89-unit affordable residential and supportive services project and a historic and green rehabilitation on Chicago’s Near West Side.

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

Located on 70th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative is the redevelopment of the former Dante Harper housing project into 32 mixed-income rental units composed of 2-3 bedrooms.

National Public Housing Museum

The National Public Housing Museum involves phased conversion of the 33,000 square-feet Jane Addams Housing Project into a museum for public housing.

Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town

At places like Cabrini Green, people were cut off. Physically and psychologically, they were a city apart. The new apartment buildings aim to eliminate those barriers through lower-density development, greater income diversity among tenants, and amenities that attract residents across a broad range.

As a part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation, Parkside of Old Town shifts the old public housing model to a mixed-income strategy.

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…

Design Firms Now Featuring Advocacy Banner

Today we join 70+ Chicago firms in supporting architects advocate action on climate change, a fast-growing public initiative and online platform for architects to publicly speak out for meaningful legislation to mitigate climate change. With today’s public launch, participating firms are now displaying banners on their company’s home page and are encouraged to share stories and short videos through various platforms…

Drawing Tiny Homes at SkyART

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!

Catherine Baker Presents at the 2017 AIA Conference

On Friday, April 28th, at the 2017 AIA national conference, LBBA’s Catherine Baker and Tracy Baim, publisher at Windy City Times, will present tiny houses as a possible solution to youth homelessness. “Tiny House in a Big City: Competition/Construction Case Study” looks at the international Tiny Homes competition to understand planning, costs, and other challenges…

Live on ‘Chicago Tonight,’ Pete Talks Community Redevelopment

“We design buildings that try to respond to the positive idea of who people are.” On Monday night, Peter Landon joined Kim Coventry, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, and Dennis Rodkin, real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, to talk about the importance of good design in community development with Phil Ponce, host of wttw’s Chicago…

ChiCAT Opens!

Jeff Bone Named AIA Fellow

LBBA Principal Jeff Bone is named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Today the Institute announced its newest members to the College of Fellows—a list of 186 architects, 13 in Chicago—after rigorous review. The distinction is AIA’s highest honor and recognizes architects for their exceptional work and significant contributions to society and the…

Parkside + Burnham Win Precast Design Awards

PCI recently announced their 2016 Design Award winners, recognizing project designs by three categories: special, building, and transportation. Landon Bone Baker Architects was honored to receive the 2016 Design Award Specials: All Precast Concrete for Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town and Burnham at Woodlawn Park, making the projects co-winners. In addition to the award, Terrace…

Peter Landon Honored Recipient of 2016 SAH 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.…

Terrace 459 and DA+HC Receive 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…

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