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.

woodlawn/grove parc awarded one of five national choice neighborhood implementation grants today at Woodlawn Center South

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on site at Woodlawn Center South today to announce that five cities will receive a combined $122 million to redevelop distressed housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas. Woodlawn, home of the Woodlawn Park development is one of the…

Watch airLab on the Alderman Walter Burnett Show!

Get the scoop on airLab, on the Alderman Walter Burnett Show! Watch more clips on LBBA’s vimeo page. Watch the show in its entirety when it airs on the WN network this September.

Airlab Presents their Project to the West Humboldt Park Community!

LBBA’s airLab kids will be presenting their process and research next Thursday:

Shadelab Recognized on Public Interest Design

Public Interest Design (PID), a blog developed as a communications hub to grow interest in the public design movement, recognizes community activities related to good design. Shadelab, LBBA’s summer internship program from last year, has recently been acknowledged by PID for their efforts to environmentally assess and generate community interest in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.…

What have you been doing this summer?

Seven talented high school students and student mentors have been studying the indoor air quality at Rosa Parks Apartments through the airLab program, headquartered here at Landon Bone Baker. We are approaching our final week of airLab next week. How time flies! We will be presenting our methodology, data and next steps on Wednesday, August…

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…

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