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Rendering of Tierra Linda units from street

The Conversation: Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

January 5, 2018

The Conversation’s article, “Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky,” written by Sean Weiss, examines three projects that attempt to build and maintain communities as public spaces are increasingly being privatized. One of the three projects featured in this article, Tierra Linda, is a scattered site housing project near the Bloomingdale Trail…

Pete Landon and Jeff Bone smiling in their interview for episode 2 of By Design

LBBA Featured in “By Design” An Original Series by Graphisoft

December 4, 2017

LBBA will be featured in episode 2 of By Design, an original digital series by Graphisoft, the makers of ARCHICAD. The series focuses on capturing the current state of architecture and the direction it’s heading by taking an inside look at several architecture firms across America and Canada. Each episode runs about 5 minutes long…

Chicago Reader: “The National Public Housing Museum’s long journey home”

July 5, 2017

The experiences of residents in public housing often are unheard, forgotten, or treated with similar neglect that the buildings themselves face. In a recent Chicago Reader article, written by Maya Dukmasova, the story of The National Public Housing Museum’s (NPHM) fight to remember the people of the Jane Addams Homes is told. The article narrates…

Curbed Chicago: “Supportive housing development for young adults, families heads to Humboldt Park”

June 23, 2017

La Casa Norte Pierce House was featured in a Curbed Chicago article by Jay Koziarz, highlighting the multi-use building’s amenities and sustainability. “More than simply a housing project,” the supportive housing facility and community center will have a food pantry, teaching kitchen, teen center, and many other spaces for critical programs and resources. The full…

Peter Landon, Kim Coventry, and Dennis Rodkin talk community redevelopment live on Chicago Tonight

Live on ‘Chicago Tonight,’ Pete Talks Community Redevelopment

April 18, 2017

“We design buildings that try to respond to the positive idea of who people are.” On Monday night, Peter Landon joined Kim Coventry, executive director of the Driehaus Foundation, and Dennis Rodkin, real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, to talk about the importance of good design in community development with Phil Ponce, host of wttw’s Chicago…

Peter Landon and Todd Palmer talking about the National Public Housing Museum on Project Innovation

Pete Landon, Todd Palmer, and the NPHM on ‘Project Innovation’

December 22, 2016

Get a look into the design and construction of the upcoming 1st-ever National Public Housing Museum on this episode of ‘Project Innovation.’ Architect Peter Landon and curator Todd Palmer talk through their intentions for converting the Jane Addams homes designed by John Holabird in 1938 in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Cover of MAS context issue 29 that reads bold alternative scenarios for Chicago

BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 Now Available

August 16, 2016

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago…

Architect's newspaper article with image of Terrace 459 at Parkside of Oldtown

Terrace 459 Featured in Architect’s Newspaper

July 26, 2016

‘This Place, Displaced’ (The Architect’s Newspaper, Issue 3, July 27, 2016), written by Matthew Messner, outlines the history, plan, realities, and current state of CHA’s redevelopment of Cabrini Green into a mixed-income neighborhood.

Chicago Tribune newspaper article titled 'Realistic idealist' featuring Peter Landon and his hopes for Cabrini Green

from the archive: realistic idealist

July 11, 2016

Pre-Plan for Transformation, Pete talks about his hopes for Cabrini Green. You can find a reader-friendly version is here.

Resident pushing stroller by apartment doors of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

Grandfamily Housing Fills Void of Vacant Lot

June 28, 2016

By Jack Schroeder, AIA, LEED AP, This article first appeared in AIA’s newsletter on social impact, March 29, 2016. See more of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments here. standing in front of a vacant, trash-strewn site in the roseland neighborhood on the far southside of chicago, one of our best and most inspiring clients came to…