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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…

Jeff Bone Named AIA Fellow

February 10, 2017

LBBA Principal Jeff Bone is named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Today the Institute announced its newest members to the College of Fellows—a list of 186 architects, 13 in Chicago—after rigorous review. The distinction is AIA’s highest honor and recognizes architects for their exceptional work and significant contributions to society and the…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

Terrace 459: ‘Best of Development’

June 16, 2016

Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town has been named one of the nation’s top recent developments by Real Estate Forum magazine. The featured “placemaking” projects were largely selected based on the successful coordination and collaboration executed by each project team. View pdf announcement here. In place of isolated towers, the new public housing approach offers more housing options and…

new photos of DA+HC on Designboom

March 2, 2016

See new photos of Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative in this recently published designboom article, “multi-disciplinary partnership transforms public housing to arts incubator.” Credit: Barry Rustin Photography. 

20K House Finds First Developer

February 5, 2016

“…the bigger challenge is fitting a house that’s completely different than normal into the existing system of zoning, and codes, how contractors do their jobs, and even mortgages.” Rural Studio’s 20K House is moving from Project to Product in an effort to bring affordable considerate housing to a broader market. Their first field test is…