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Rosa Parks Grand Opening

July 20, 2010

Rosa Parks, a 94 unit development recently completed with Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, sponsored a very nice event celebrating the completion of the 8 building project. The event was held at the parking area between 2 of the buildings, one being a 27 unit 4-story building that is in process for a LEED Silver certification. Governor…

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92nd Street Corridor Community Design Charrette

July 7, 2010

On the morning of June 12th, Jeff Bone and Jack Schroeder of LBBA led a community design charrette sponsored by the Claretian Associates focusing on a 5 block stretch of 92nd Street in South Chicago. The morning began with a brief overview presentation of the local context, neighborhood connections, and a few conceptual visual ideas…

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Mosaic Tile Work for Rosa Park Apartments with archi-treasures and Bickerdike

July 7, 2010

A bunch of us went over to West Humboldt Park to help the archi-treasures and Bickerdike team work on a huge mosaic tile project that will be mounted on our recently completed Rosa Parks Apartments complex. It was a beautiful day and we had a great turn out—some folks cranked away at cutting and placing…

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Pete Landon Recognized in i4design’s Suite 16

June 1, 2010

Pete was recently included in i4design Magazine‘s 4th annual Suite 16. The Suite 16 includes “the Midwest’s most innovative design pros who are pushing old boundaries, exploring new concepts and making a difference in design with the work that they do.” Following is his profile where he was named “The Ethicist,” see the complete feature…

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We Live Here #2: Melody Watson

May 21, 2010

Melody Watson, a forty-two year old resident at Grove Parc, and a mother of two college students, is very enthusiastic about the first two buildings of Woodlawn project. Living in a neighborhood with gang and violence issues, the new buildings will bring nothing but positive changes. Ms. Watson has been living very comfortably in her…

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10th Ward Green Summit: Green Retrofit Charrette

May 19, 2010

As a part of this months 10th Ward 3rd annual Green Summit, on Saturday, May 15th, LBBA and energy consultant Jim Cavallo lead a Green Retrofit charrette sponsored by the Claretian Associates. The Green Summit’s mission statement is to offer area residents a coherent presentation of currently available green, eco-friendly and healthy initiatives designed to enhance…

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We Live Here Interview #1: Eden Hurd

May 18, 2010

For Eden Hurd, the project manager of Woodlawn Park, the redevelopment of the former Grove Parc public housing and the revitalization of Woodlawn is more than just a project. In a community that is rife with gang violence, drug trafficking and the highest foreclosure rate in the city, Eden is excited to be a key…

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Westhaven archi-treasures Design Workshop

May 11, 2010

Another productive archi-treasures design workshop took place April 24th (an arts-based community program) that was a collaboration between artists, architects, and residents of all ages to build community public spaces on a Westhaven lot that is currently vacant. Formerly the Henry Horner Homes, the site is part of the ongoing Plan for Transformation that aims…

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LBBA at 2010 Marwen Career Day

May 10, 2010

Are you interested in a career in the arts? Or do you know a high school student who is? Marwen is hosting their annual Career Day on Saturday, May 15th and LBBA will be there representing the architectural profession. Stop by, learn about careers in the arts & learn about the exciting opportunities available at…

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Upcoming Green Festival Event at Navy Pier

May 5, 2010

Are you looking for information on ecological balance, social justice and a sustainable economy? Want to sample some fair trade and organic foods? You can learn about all this at the nation’s largest green event – the Green Festival on May 22 and 23, taking place at Navy Pier. Come say hi to us at…

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