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 field. Congratulations to the 2017 fellows!
As an innovative leader in community development, Jeff was nominated for his lifetime advocacy, stewardship, and work in affordable and supportive housing that engages communities, strengthens neighborhoods, and uplifts lives. Throughout his career, Jeff has helped shape best practices, codes, and policy to champion new, economical housing options, and regularly partners with unique nonprofits to enrich lives and give voice to those often marginalized.
In the article below, Christopher Bentley, Midwest Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper, talks to Jeff in 2012 about Roseland Senior Campus, working outside the Loop, and the role of design in neighborhood development.