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2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

March 6, 2019
Jeff Bone at the 2019 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing with fellow panelist Charlene Andreas

LBBA Principal, Jeff Bone, attended the 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on Wednesday, co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Jeff joined fellow panelist Charlene Andreas (Director of Affordable Housing, LUCHA), Lindsey Elton (President and Director of Rating Services, Eco Achievers), Tim Swanson (Chief Design Officer, Skender), and Spencer…

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Crain’s Detroit Business: Ruth Ellis Center plans new housing for LGBT youth in Detroit

March 1, 2019
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Reshaping our Footprint: Blooming Winter Blues

February 28, 2019
Children helping Marcus de la fleur install planters in their community garden
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Block Club Chicago: Inside La Casa Norte’s New $20 Million Homeless Center In Humboldt Park

February 18, 2019
The exterior of La Casa Norte Pierce House
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Curbed Chicago: Humboldt Park’s ambitious homeless center opens in former screw factory

February 14, 2019
Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior
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WBEZ: La Casa Norte Opens $20M Facility To Serve Chicago’s Homeless

February 14, 2019
La Casa Norte team gathered around stage for ribbon cutting
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Chicago Building Code Modernization

February 8, 2019
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Speaking at Chicago Building Code Meeting

LBBA Principal Trisha Girdwood was selected to participate in one of the six technical working groups tasked with reviewing the implications of transitioning Chicago’s current Building Code to the widely-accepted International Codes, overseen by Building Commissioner Judy Frydland and Deputy Commissioner Grant Ullrich. The intent is to modify the I-codes to fit Chicago’s unique conditions…

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Detroit Affordable Housing Conference

February 1, 2019

Jeff and Jack had the opportunity to attend the Detroit Affordable Housing Conference last week.  We were blown away by the optimism and innovation coursing thru the event.  We expanded our knowledge of Detroit’s broader planning goals and “Strategic Neighborhoods”, confirmed and amplified our opinion that the preservation of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) is…

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My Block My Hood My City Exploration Program

January 25, 2019
Landon Bone Baker Architects Hope Dinsmore assisting My Block My Hood My City Students with the Create Document Activity

Yesterday we hosted the My Block My Hood My City (M3) Explorers for the second time and had lots of fun showing them a brief overview of architecture and introducing them to the work we do here at LBBA. M3 explorers program provides underprivileged youth opportunities and awareness beyond their neighborhood by taking the teens…

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Nelson Mandela Apartments Wins 2019 PCI Award

January 17, 2019
View of Nelson Mandela Apartments from intersection of Franklin and Troy

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced the winning projects in the 56th Annual PCI Awards today! We’re honored to receive the Multi-Family Building Award and an honorable mention in the All-Precast Concrete Solution Award category for Nelson Mandela Apartments. Awards will be presented at the 2019 PCI convention in Louiville, Kentucky, during the PCI Design Awards Reception…

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