Events

City Gardens and The Carling SRO tie for First Place at the 25th Annual CNDA Ceremony

City Gardens and the Carling SRO CNDA Richard H. Driehaus Award Winners

LISC Chicago​ hosted another amazing Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony last night. It was inspiring to see the variety of efforts being made to create positive change across Chicago and how they’ve made a real impact on people’s lives. We’re honored to receive The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design…

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2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Jeff Bone at the 2019 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing with fellow panelist Charlene Andreas

LBBA Principal, Jeff Bone, attended the 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on Wednesday, co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Jeff joined fellow panelist Charlene Andreas (Director of Affordable Housing, LUCHA), Lindsey Elton (President and Director of Rating Services, Eco Achievers), Tim Swanson (Chief Design Officer, Skender), and Spencer…

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Detroit Affordable Housing Conference

Jeff and Jack had the opportunity to attend the Detroit Affordable Housing Conference last week.  We were blown away by the optimism and innovation coursing thru the event.  We expanded our knowledge of Detroit’s broader planning goals and “Strategic Neighborhoods”, confirmed and amplified our opinion that the preservation of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) is…

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My Block My Hood My City Exploration Program

Landon Bone Baker Architects Hope Dinsmore assisting My Block My Hood My City Students with the Create Document Activity

Yesterday we hosted the My Block My Hood My City (M3) Explorers for the second time and had lots of fun showing them a brief overview of architecture and introducing them to the work we do here at LBBA. M3 explorers program provides underprivileged youth opportunities and awareness beyond their neighborhood by taking the teens…

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AIA Designight 2018

2018 AIA Designight at Navy Pier

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!

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2018 Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

LBBA team smiling for photo while carving pumpkins at table

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! 🎃

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Tierra Linda Passive House Tour

Guest gathered around the Passive House tour's first speaker Charlene Andreas from LUCHA

Yesterday Eco Achievers hosted a tour of Tierra Linda’s Passive House, the first multi-family Passive House in Illinois! Guests gathered inline outside of the mid-constructed project showing the completed STO Gold coat installation on the exterior sheathing. The tour began with Charlene Andreas, from the project’s developer LUCHA, introducing how the Passive House became a…

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