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Grand Opening: McCrory Senior Apartments

November 13, 2018
McCrory Senior Apartments Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett, Audra Hamernik (IHDA's Executive Director), David Brint (Brinshore), and community leaders

McCrory Senior Apartments had their Grand Opening today! The project is 5-stories, 62-units of affordable housing for seniors on the Near West Side of Chicago where they’ll have access to amenities such as a theatre room, community room, on-site management, and a fitness room. Artwork at the main entry and decorative moments that refer to the neighboring…

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2018 AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Video

October 30, 2018
Video still from Black Spectacles video for AIA Chicago's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Black Spectacles made such an amazing video for AIA Chicago‘s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award! We are truly thankful to AIA Chicago, Black Spectacles, our friends/peers that spoke so kindly of us, and everyone involved in the process.

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AIA Designight 2018

October 27, 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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Crains’s Chicago Business: Who says a homeless facility can’t be dazzling?

October 26, 2018
Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior

Crain’s Chicago Business published a great read on our long-term client La Casa Norte and their executive directors, Sol Flores, big plans the organization. The article highlights La Casa Norte’s Pierce House covering Sol’s vigorous fundraising and other accomplishments of the organization. We’re thankful for the opportunity to work with Sol and La Casa Norte as they…

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Chicago Cityscape: Local affordable housing developer is first to build a multi-family Passive House

October 25, 2018
Tierra Linda 6-flat, the first affordable multifamily Passive House in Illinois
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2018 Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

October 23, 2018
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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Vox: 23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

October 17, 2018
Graph showing the decline in cost of wind and solar energy
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Grand Opening: Tierra Linda

September 27, 2018
Ribbon cutting outside of Tierra Linda's Passive House at grand opening ceremony

Today LUCHA celebrated the grand opening of its first sustainability-oriented affordable housing project, Tierra Linda! As a scattered site development, Tierra Linda offers affordable housing in 3-flat and 6-flat buildings across Humboldt Park. The ribbon cutting was held in front of the first multi-family Passive House in Illinois.  

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The Architects Newspaper: GRAPHISOFT congratulates Peter Landon on upcoming Chicago AIA Lifetime Achievement Award

September 10, 2018
Peter Landon close up from By Design interview
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The Architect Newspaper: Facades+ Chicago will explore structural and facade systems at dizzying heights

September 4, 2018
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