Posts Tagged ‘CAF’

Teens Tour City Gardens

Teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s After School Matters were taken on a tour of nearly-completed City Gardens as part of their research in affordable housing! Joined by Jason Hill of Michaels Development Company, Pete Landon and Trish Girdwood introduced the students to LBBA’s work, opportunities for them in the field, and community-based design approaches which included role-playing and…

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Behind the Scenes at Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

Last spring, Catherine Baker, Principal at LBBA, and Jeffreen Hayes, Director at Rebuild Foundation, presented Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative at Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. The presentation is now archived online and includes a behind-the-scenes video at the construction site. Follow LBBA’s Jack Schroeder and Peter Levavi of Brinshore Development as they walk…

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Chicago: City of Big Data Exhibition Opens at CAF

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new exhibition, Chicago: City of Big Data, is launching this Thursday, May 8! Data has become a 21st century design material, and CAF’s exhibit will show how each of us contribute to the way architects, planners, and designers build our cities. Through interactive displays, recreated sections of Chicago, and views into your…

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Register for Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour

LBBA’s Catherine Baker will present Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative during Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Behind-the-Scenes: Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour on Saturday, June 29. The tour will visit the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Dorchester Projects, and the proposed Pullman Artspace to explore how arts can be a catalyst for neighborhood change, economic development, and revitalization.…

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Lunch Talks@CAF Features Harvest Commons Apartments

LBBA’s Jeff Bone will present Harvest Commons Apartments tomorrow during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. “Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel” is the final feature under CAF’s month-long theme: “Preserving the Past/Making it New.” Join Jeff and Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development at Heartland Housing, as they…

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Pete Landon and Catherine Baker to Present During Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the National Public Housing Museum

LBBA’s Pete Landon and Catherine Baker will present the National Public Housing Museum during a day-long “mobile symposium” on Saturday, March 23 that explores a past, present, and future look at the topic of “shelter” through public housing in Chicago. “Architecture is Activism… Shelter!” features a special tour of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum,…

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CAF’s 30th Annual Newhouse Competition

This morning at Robert Morris College’s State Street Gallery, over 150 high school students had the opportunity to showcase their work in design and the built environment for Chicago’s architecture community. More than 17,000 students have participated in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse Competition over the past 30 years. The program teaches students problem-solving, conceptual…

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CAF Launches Web-Based Curriculum for high school students

The Chicago Architecture Foundation recently launched Discover Design: A Student Design Experience, a free web-based learning tool for teens. The interactive website provides high school students with  the opportunity to choose from a series of actual design challenges. Students work through the architectural design process to propose solutions through uploaded sketches, drawings, and digital models.…

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