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Museum Archipelago: The National Public Housing Museum With Robert J. Smith III

March 5, 2018
Rendering of National Public Housing Museum's courtyard in the evening
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LBBA is Hiring!

February 28, 2018
Landon Bone Baker Architects hiring ad seeking architects

LBBA is seeking an Architect or Designer with 5-7 years of experience. JOB DESCRIPTION We are seeking a talented individual with 5-7 years of professional experience to join our team as Project Architect / Designer. Candidates should have excellent design and communication skills and an interest in working on a variety of affordable housing and…

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Live ARCHICAD Q+A with LBBA and Urban Strategies

February 6, 2018
Peter Landon and Jeff Bone laughing and smiling during interview for Graphisoft's By Design

Join Landon Bone Baker Architects and Urban Strategies tomorrow at 1pm CST live for an ARCHICAD Q+A hosted by Graphisoft! The event will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the firms featured in By Design Episode 2: The New Urbanism. Jeff Bone and Dominik Soltys from LBBA will be participating along with…

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Chicago Reader: “Are tiny houses a solution to homelessness in Chicago?”

January 31, 2018
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LBBA’s New Office: We’ve Moved!

January 29, 2018
View of Landon Bone Baker Architects' new office from the back of the space

It’s been almost 4 weeks since we’ve moved and we’re loving the new space! Our new office has a very warm and welcoming feel from a high ceiling with exposed trusses and natural light pouring in through large windows on almost all sides. An open layout for easy collaboration and a familiar feel to our…

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Fast Company: A Former Chicago Project Will Become A Museum Dedicated To Public Housing

January 26, 2018
Rendering of National Public Housing Museums main entry
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Chicago Tribune: As Wilson Men’s Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago

January 15, 2018
Collage showing hall, front elevation, bedroom, dining area, and lobby of Wilson Men's Hotel

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article about the Wilson Men’s Hotel, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel in Uptown, that is preparing to close for renovations under a new owner. This is extremely unsettling for it’s current residents who likely won’t be able to afford rent after the updates are made, especially if they’re on fixed…

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Fun With Architecture: LBBA Labs Fall Session at After School Matters

January 5, 2018
After School Matters class at Milennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavillion

By Destiny McClellan Last Fall, LBBA hosted our third Labs program in partnership with After School Matters. Below, one of the teens from our program shares her thoughts on the sessionDestiny McClellan is a sophomore that attends King College Prep and is 15 years old. She likes food, music, and fashion. On the first day…

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The Conversation: Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

January 5, 2018
Rendering of Tierra Linda units from street

The Conversation’s article, “Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky,” written by Sean Weiss, examines three projects that attempt to build and maintain communities as public spaces are increasingly being privatized. One of the three projects featured in this article, Tierra Linda, is a scattered site housing project near the Bloomingdale Trail…

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Grand Opening: Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center

December 20, 2017
Mayfair Commons Apartment project team in front of the building for ribbon cutting

Mayfair Commons Senior Housing Center, a rehabilitation of affordable housing for seniors led by North River Commission (NRC), is officially open! Restoration of the 6-story 97-unit building included renewing apartment finishes, such as cabinets, sinks, and other appliances, and improving energy efficiency by modernizing the building systems. The preservation of these apartments for low-income seniors…

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