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.

Group of bikers riding down street in Humboldt Park

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…
Chyanne Husar, Alex Acevedo, Emma Jasinsku, Representative Edward Acevedo, and Tina Wong smiling at camera in government office

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…
Group of people working collaboratively on table with papers and office supplies

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.    
Axonometric rendering of micro homes campus at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

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…
David Brown's Collective Space Proposal drawing

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…

Chicago Architecture Foundation “Behind the Scenes” Tour of Buffett Place

On Thursday, Jeff Bone and Claudia Rodriguez from LBBA gave a tour of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Place, a completely renovated, environmentally-friendly, supportive housing community. The event was part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) “Behind the Scenes” tours. Buffett Place, formerly known as the Diplomat SRO, is a 51-unit green residential and transit-oriented development which provides…

American Theater Company Presents: “The Project(s)”

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, April 24-June 21, 2015. Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s) innovatively combines documentary theater with a cappella…

LBBA Hosts Film Screening, Discussion on Stories From Cabrini Green

On Thursday evening, Landon Bone Baker Architects was joined by Holsten Human Capital Development, Heartland Housing, Archeworks, and many others representing the field of community development in Chicago for a film screening of Sam Spitz’s “The Greens,” a 20-minute personal journey documentary he wrote, directed, and produced about Cabrini Green. The film starts when a white…

AIA Chicago, Chicago Public Schools Partner for Girls Architecture Workshop

Last Tuesday, the UIC School of Architecture hosted 80 6th-7th grade girls from three area Chicago Public Schools for AIA Chicago’s third annual youth and architecture event. LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Maggie Jarr helped lead the girls in a model-building activity that aimed to spark their interest in architecture and design through an exploration of…

Chicago Botanic Garden Begins Horticultural Classes at Buffett Place

On Wednesday evening, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Horticultural Therapy staff welcomed community members to the first Community Engagement evening program hosted by the Fred and Pamela Buffett Place. Attendees gathered on the new green roof deck to participate in a spring bulb planting activity. During the session, participants learned how to appropriately plant, or “force,”…

Visit Harvest Commons, Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative During Open House Chicago

Have you planned your itinerary for this weekend’s Open House Chicago? The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s free public festival offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. New to this year’s site list are Harvest Commons Apartments and Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative; two unique models for affordable housing and sustainable preservation. OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or…

Windy City Harvest at Legends South

The Chicago Botanic Garden, through its Windy City Harvest system, has developed a two-acre urban farm and incubator within the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes public housing project (now Legends South). The program’s new Legends Farm, supported by site developer Brinshore-Michaels and USDA, includes multiple quarter-acre farm plots, as well as shared-use tool…

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