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East Park Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 14, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Habitat Company team cutting ribbon at opening ceremony

East Park Apartments a newly rehabbed 5-story 152-unit single room occupancy building in East Garfield Park had its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday! The rehab includes a new roof, masonry repairs, mechanical upgrades, improved common areas, and unit upgrades. This project was developed by The Habitat Company in collaboration with GMA Construction Group, Carsello Engineering, WSP, Prism…

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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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Chicago Public Art Group Installation at Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town

November 2, 2018
Mosaic installations at main entry of Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town

Chicago Public Art Group collaborated in creating a painting and mosaic for Terrace 459. Lead artists Mirtes Zwierzynski and Ruben Aguirre collaborated to produce a rich, bold mural informed by natural elements and African American textiles representing the daily life of building residents. LBBA advocates for Public Art for the enjoyment of all because it…

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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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LUCHA: Featuring the first, affordable multi-family Passive House in Illinois!

October 17, 2018
Main elevation of Tierra Linda's Passive House
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