Community Activities

The principals regularly participate in national and local conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and exhibitions with the goal of moving the bar forward and sharing ideas to ultimately bring better design to LBBA’s projects and the greater architectural community.

Teens Tour City Gardens

Teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s After School Matters were taken on a tour of nearly-completed City Gardens as part of their research in affordable housing! Joined by Jason Hill of Michaels Development Company, Pete Landon and Trish Girdwood introduced the students to LBBA’s work, opportunities for them in the field, and community-based design approaches which included role-playing and…

Design Firms Now Featuring Advocacy Banner

Today we join 70+ Chicago firms in supporting architects advocate action on climate change, a fast-growing public initiative and online platform for architects to publicly speak out for meaningful legislation to mitigate climate change. With today’s public launch, participating firms are now displaying banners on their company’s home page and are encouraged to share stories and short videos through various platforms…

Drawing Tiny Homes at SkyART

Pete and Emma visited SkyART to talk to 7-9 year old art students about what architects do and had them draw tiny house floor plans. So much imagination packed into every square foot!

LBBA Hosts Youth Career Day for Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR), a restorative justice center on the South Side of Chicago, visited our office today with a group of 4 young men between the ages of 13-16 who are participating in their 6-week summer program. PBMR primarily serves court-involved and at-risk boys from the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods.…

Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions Start

LBBA joins a year-long discussion on Ethical Redevelopment through a series of workshops and public convenings initiated by the University of Chicago’s Place Lab. Learn more here: placelab.uchicago.edu/ethical-redevelopment

bikeLab Presentations

Please join bikeLAB for a presentation and conversation about bike and biker friendly housing in Humboldt Park. This summer, a group of four high school interns at Landon Bone Baker Architects spent six weeks doing research and designing repair stations and indoor and outdoor bike storage areas for LUCHA buildings. Now, we want to share…

Jeff and Joseph join in ChiCAT Design Charrette

On Saturday, the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology (ChiCAT) hosted a design charrette for their state-of-the-art school and community center in the near west side of Chicago. The rehabilitated 4-story building is equipped with a performance space, art gallery, computer lab, and other facilities that cater to the arts. ChiCAT will provide after-school programs…

Internship Program to Create Bike- and Biker-Friendly Spaces around Humboldt Park

We are excited to announce bikeLab as the 2016 LBBA Community Lab! In its 7th year, LBBA Labs hire high school students to research an issue facing a neighborhood and offer design recommendations through a current LBBA project. The focus of each Lab is developed in partnership with a community organization. For bikeLab, LBBA has partnered with the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) to design a…

Sounding off in Springfield

LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Emma Jasinski bused down to Springfield last week with other Chicago architects, landscape architects, and structural engineers for AIA’s annual event, Prairie Grassroots. The event, started in 2005, brings architects together with our representatives so that we may lobby for bills and policies pertinent to the field. In addition to the issues…

Tiny Homes Charrette with IIT’s Global Leaders Scholars

LBBA was happy to host a group of young scholars with IIT’s Global Leaders Program. In addition to learning about the practice and firm, they participated in a design charrette and worked together to create plans for a tiny house.    

LBBA speaks at Biennial Panel next Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 24th, Landon Bone Baker will be participating in “Nine Responses to the Available City” to discuss their proposal for the ongoing Chicago Biennial exhibit BOLD: Alternate Scenarios for Chicago, organized by Iker Gil. During the panel discussion, the nine participating firms will interpret the guidelines outlined in David Brown’s “The Available City” to offer alternative propositions…

LBBA to Participate in Chicago Architecture Biennial

David Brown’s Collective Space Proposal (Source) Landon Bone Baker Architects will be participating in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), taking place October 2015 to January 2016. The Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. LBBA has been invited to take part…

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