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Happy Holidays from LBBA!

December 13, 2017
2017 Happy Holiday card from Landon Bone Baker Architects
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Grand Opening: Highland Green

December 11, 2017
People gathered around ribbon-cutting at Grand Opening of 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, the entire site including the apartments is completely visitable.

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

December 4, 2017
Pete Landon and Jeff Bone smiling in their interview for episode 2 of By Design

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 at several architecture firms across America and Canada. Each episode runs about 5 minutes long…

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Woodlawn Park and DA+HC Receive AIA Illinois Honor Awards

November 3, 2017
Participants of the Woodlawn Park project and AIA Illinois representative posing for a picture with the Daniel Burnham Honor Award

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, and senior housing centered around reengaging its historic connection to the neighborhood of Woodlawn, the University of Chicago, Washington…

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Construction Progress: McCrory Senior Apartments makes new friends

September 28, 2017
McCrory Senior Apartments construction progress as of September 18th

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 2- to 4-flats, apartments, condos, a learning center, and elementary school. McCrory’s community development partner,…

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Woodlawn Park featured in I Look Up Film Challenge

September 8, 2017
Photo of The Burnham with 'I look Up Film Challenge' overlay

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 to communities. Thanks to filmmaker Mohammad Abassi, LBBA’s multi-phase Woodlawn Park project was submitted to…

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Grand Opening: Kenmore Plaza

August 9, 2017

Surrounded by a crowd of smiling seniors enjoying their new outdoor patio, the Habitat Company and the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association cut the ribbon on a fully rehabbed Kenmore Plaza, an affordable senior housing high-rise in Uptown. In 1977 the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association became owners of the building with funding from HUD under the…

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On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

August 8, 2017

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

July 26, 2017
Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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Chicago Reader: “The National Public Housing Museum’s long journey home”

July 5, 2017

The experiences of residents in public housing often are unheard, forgotten, or treated with similar neglect that the buildings themselves face. In a recent Chicago Reader article, written by Maya Dukmasova, the story of The National Public Housing Museum’s (NPHM) fight to remember the people of the Jane Addams Homes is told. The article narrates…

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