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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.

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...

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.

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.

McCrory Senior Apartments Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett, Audra Hamernik (IHDA's Executive Director), David Brint (Brinshore), and community leaders

Grand Opening: McCrory Senior Apartments

McCrory Senior Apartments had their Grand Opening today! The project is 5-stories, 62-units of affordable housing for seniors on the Near West Side of Chicago where they'll have access to amenities such as a theatre room, community room, on-site management, and a ...
Video still from Black Spectacles video for AIA Chicago's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Video

Black Spectacles made such an amazing video for AIA Chicago's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award! We are truly thankful to AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles, our friends/peers that spoke so kindly of us, and everyone involved in the process.
2018 AIA Designight at Navy Pier

AIA Designight 2018

AIA Chicago hosted another fantastic Designight at Navy Pier on Friday. We enjoyed the entire event from Geoffrey Baer's witty MC skills, to seeing our colleagues' impressive projects. Congratulations to all the projects recognized at the ceremony!
Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior

Crains’s Chicago Business: Who says a homeless facility can’t be dazzling?

Crain's Chicago Business published a great read on our long-term client La Casa Norte and their executive directors, Sol Flores, big plans the organization. The article highlights La Casa Norte's Pierce House covering Sol's vigorous fundraising and other accomplishments of the ...
LBBA team smiling for photo while carving pumpkins at table

2018 Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

Our first annual pumpkin carving at the new office! We couldn't help but smile while carving out some spooky faces. Check out our Facebook for more photos. Happy Autumn everyone! 🎃
Ribbon cutting outside of Tierra Linda's Passive House at grand opening ceremony

Grand Opening: Tierra Linda

Today LUCHA celebrated the grand opening of its first sustainability-oriented affordable housing project, Tierra Linda! As a scattered site development, Tierra Linda offers affordable housing in 3-flat and 6-flat buildings across Humboldt Park. The ribbon cutting was held in front of the first ...

CHICAGO HAS A SOLID COMMUNITY WORKING IN PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN. LANDON BONE BAKER IS ALWAYS AT THE TABLE.

KRISANN REHBEIN, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION