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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.

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 ...
Mayfair Commons Apartment project team in front of the building for ribbon cutting

Grand Opening: Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center

Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center, a rehabilitation of affordable housing for seniors led by North River Commission (NRC), is officially open! Restoration of the 6-story 97-unit building included renewing apartment finishes, such as cabinets, sinks, and other appliances, and improving ...
People gathered around ribbon-cutting at Grand Opening of Highland Green

Grand Opening: Highland Green

Brinshore Development, LCC hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for Highland Green, a 33-unit residential community in Urbana, IL. The new development provides one- and two-story townhomes to working families, with nine units designated for veterans and their families. In addition, ...
Pete Landon and Jeff Bone smiling in their interview for episode 2 of By Design

LBBA Featured in “By Design” An Original Series by Graphisoft

LBBA will be featured in episode 2 of By Design, an original digital series by Graphisoft, the makers of ARCHICAD. The series focuses on capturing the current state of architecture and the direction it’s heading by taking an inside look ...
Participants of the Woodlawn Park project and AIA Illinois representative posing for a picture with the Daniel Burnham Honor Award

Woodlawn Park and DA+HC Receive AIA Illinois Honor Awards

photo credit Antonio Dickey On October 27th AIA Illinois honored Woodlawn Park with the Daniel Burnham Award for planning, which recognizes projects for their contribution to the enhancement of a community. Woodlawn Park is a community-initiated development of affordable, market-rate, ...

Creating an Integrated Care Center: What it Really Takes

Wednesday, October 25th, Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA) hosted a conference in Scottsdale, AZ, focused on the challenges and opportunities Thresholds experienced while developing the Schwartz Center for Integrated Health, which was recently completed in June. Thresholds kindly invited ...
McCrory Senior Apartments construction progress as of September 18th

Construction Progress: McCrory Senior Apartments makes new friends

Just west of Union Park at the SE intersection of Washington and Paulina, McCrory Senior Housing is taking shape amongst a myriad of neighbors.   Within the four blocks that meet at this corner, you can find historic mansions, contemporary ...
Photo of The Burnham with 'I look Up Film Challenge' overlay

Woodlawn Park featured in I Look Up Film Challenge

AIA recently launched their third annual I Look Up Film Challenge; a competition that encourages collaboration between architects and filmmakers to share architectural stories. This year’s theme, Blueprint for Better, focuses on projects that are helping bring positive social change ...

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KRISANN REHBEIN, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION