Community Activities

Design Firms Now Featuring Advocacy Banner

Venn diagram of Architects Advocate's practice and policy

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…

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Drawing Tiny Homes at SkyART

Peter Landon showing tiny homes floor plan to 7-9 year old art students

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!

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LBBA Hosts Youth Career Day for Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Emma Jasinski, Peter Landon, Jack Schroeder, and four young men from Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation posing for photo at LBBA office

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR), a restorative justice center on the South Side of Chicago, visited our office today with a group of 4 young men between the ages of 13-16 who are participating in their 6-week summer program. PBMR primarily serves court-involved and at-risk boys from the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods.…

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Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions Start

Taylor Holloway, Terran Wilson, Morgan Martison, Emma Jasinski, and Joseph Altshuler seated at a table smiling

LBBA joins a year-long discussion on Ethical Redevelopment through a series of workshops and public convenings initiated by the University of Chicago’s Place Lab. Learn more here: placelab.uchicago.edu/ethical-redevelopment

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bikeLab Presentations

bikeLab interns posing mid jump with Chicago skyline

Please join bikeLAB for a presentation and conversation about bike and biker friendly housing in Humboldt Park. This summer, a group of four high school interns at Landon Bone Baker Architects spent six weeks doing research and designing repair stations and indoor and outdoor bike storage areas for LUCHA buildings. Now, we want to share…

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Jeff and Joseph join in ChiCAT Design Charrette

Young ChiCAT charrette participants presenting brainstorm ideas

On Saturday, the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology (ChiCAT) hosted a design charrette for their state-of-the-art school and community center in the near west side of Chicago. The rehabilitated 4-story building is equipped with a performance space, art gallery, computer lab, and other facilities that cater to the arts. ChiCAT will provide after-school programs…

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Internship Program to Create Bike- and Biker-Friendly Spaces around Humboldt Park

Group of bikers riding down street in Humboldt Park

We are excited to announce bikeLab as the 2016 LBBA Community Lab! In its 7th year, LBBA Labs hire high school students to research an issue facing a neighborhood and offer design recommendations through a current LBBA project. The focus of each Lab is developed in partnership with a community organization. For bikeLab, LBBA has partnered with the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) to design a…

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Sounding off in Springfield

Chyanne Husar, Alex Acevedo, Emma Jasinsku, Representative Edward Acevedo, and Tina Wong smiling at camera in government office

LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Emma Jasinski bused down to Springfield last week with other Chicago architects, landscape architects, and structural engineers for AIA’s annual event, Prairie Grassroots. The event, started in 2005, brings architects together with our representatives so that we may lobby for bills and policies pertinent to the field. In addition to the issues…

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LBBA speaks at Biennial Panel next Tuesday

Axonometric rendering of micro homes campus at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

On Tuesday, November 24th, Landon Bone Baker will be participating in “Nine Responses to the Available City” to discuss their proposal for the ongoing Chicago Biennial exhibit BOLD: Alternate Scenarios for Chicago, organized by Iker Gil. During the panel discussion, the nine participating firms will interpret the guidelines outlined in David Brown’s “The Available City” to offer alternative propositions…

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