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Live on ‘Chicago Tonight,’ Pete Talks Community Redevelopment

Peter Landon, Kim Coventry, and Dennis Rodkin talk community redevelopment live on Chicago Tonight

“We design buildings that try to respond to the positive idea of who people are.” On Monday night, Peter Landon joined Kim Coventry, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, and Dennis Rodkin, real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, to talk about the importance of good design in community development with Phil Ponce, host of wttw’s Chicago…

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Pete Landon, Todd Palmer, and the NPHM on ‘Project Innovation’

Peter Landon and Todd Palmer talking about the National Public Housing Museum on Project Innovation

Get a look into the design and construction of the upcoming 1st-ever National Public Housing Museum on this episode of ‘Project Innovation.’ Architect Peter Landon and curator Todd Palmer talk through their intentions for converting the Jane Addams homes designed by John Holabird in 1938 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.

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A Grandfamily Story

A grandmother raising her four grandchildren at roseland village grandfamily apartment is part of ‘mercy housing lakefront’ annual video update. Hear how Roseland Village is stabilizing lives for Doris, Jacari, Jhaydon, Jaison, and Jonathon below:  

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Grandfamily Housing Fills Void of Vacant Lot

Resident pushing stroller by apartment doors of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

By Jack Schroeder, AIA, LEED AP, This article first appeared in AIA’s newsletter on social impact, March 29, 2016. See more of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments here. standing in front of a vacant, trash-strewn site in the roseland neighborhood on the far southside of chicago, one of our best and most inspiring clients came to…

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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 lunch with Jamie Hayes

Jamie Hayes, owner and designer of Production Mode, came to LBBA to talk to us about the slow fashion movement and her history advocating for workers’ rights—in policy, practice, and through fashion, art, and exhibition. As a society, we consume 400% more clothing than we did 20 years ago yet pay less than ever. The…

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Happy Anniversary Newcity!

LBBA joins 29 other writers, designers, cultural, and community leaders in celebrating Newcity’s 30th anniversary with bite-sized visions of life in Chicago 30 years from now. Broad in topic, depth, and style, this anniversary edition captures the everlasting love affair this alt publication has had with Chicago’s art and culture scene, and has us speculating on who just…

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