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.

LBBA at NHS’ 24th Annual NeighborWorks Day

On Saturday, June 4, Jeff, Terran and Evan worked side-by-side with residents to beautify a block in the Roseland neighborhood. The Beautification Project focused on painting fences and porches, cleaning a vacant lot and planting flowers on the 40 West block of 108th street.

LBBA at Marwen Career Day

Jack participated in Marwen’s annual Career Day this past Saturday, May 14. Career Day is an event for Marwen students, alumni, family and friends to meet professionals in arts-based careers to ask a bunch of questions about their jobs, their education and to review portfolios. You can read about LBBA’s continued involvement with Marwen here.…

Shadelab Receives Special Recognition from the Association of Architecture Organizations

Shadelab, a program created by Landon Bone Baker Architects with Public Workshop and Latin United Community Housing Association, was selected for “Special Recognition” by the U.S. Jury for the Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards. The UIA Golden Cubes Awards were organized to recognize, encourage, and support those individuals and organizations that lay the foundations…

Green Retrofit Charrette Update: Energy Audit

Back in May, LBBA lead a Green Retrofit Charrette sponsored by the Claretian Associates. The morning wrapped up with a game of “Energy Jeopardy” and the winner took home a gift certificate for a free home energy audit. Recently, energy consultant Jim Cavallo conducted the energy audit for the winner on a small frame cottage…

ArchiASM in “City Is A Community Garden” Exhibition

Teens that participated in Architecture and Design: Learning in the Built Environment (part of LBBA’s community outreach through After School Matters) designed and built kiosks that are now on display in the exhibition City Is A Community Garden. The kiosks can be used to post community information, as well as provide both a space for…

Newhouse Architecture Competition Entries on Display

If you have any doubt about the design talent of Chicago high school students, you need to check out the Newhouse Architecture Competition Exhibit. Catherine had the honor of being a judge in the competition again this year, and the quality of the entries was stunning. Winners in the competition receive not only accolades and…

92nd Street Corridor Community Design Charrette

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…

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

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…

10th Ward Green Summit: Green Retrofit Charrette

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…

Westhaven archi-treasures Design Workshop

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…

Von Humboldt Elementary School Classroom 101: A Plan for Change

Last summer LBBA partnered with Classroom 101 of Von Humboldt Elementary School to address issues they and many other classrooms face in their school. The partnership was started when entering into the Open Architecture Network Challenge: designing a new classroom. Our approach was to focus on upgrading a first grade classroom in an architecturally significant…

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