Posts Tagged ‘chicago community’

Chicago Building Code Modernization

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Speaking at Chicago Building Code Meeting

LBBA Principal Trisha Girdwood was selected to participate in one of the six technical working groups tasked with reviewing the implications of transitioning Chicago’s current Building Code to the widely-accepted International Codes, overseen by Building Commissioner Judy Frydland and Deputy Commissioner Grant Ullrich. The intent is to modify the I-codes to fit Chicago’s unique conditions…

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Chicago Tribune: As Wilson Men’s Hotel prepares to close for renovations, a look at shrinking number of SROs in Chicago

Collage showing hall, front elevation, bedroom, dining area, and lobby of Wilson Men's Hotel

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article about the Wilson Men’s Hotel, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel in Uptown, that is preparing to close for renovations under a new owner. This is extremely unsettling for it’s current residents who likely won’t be able to afford rent after the updates are made, especially if they’re on fixed…

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

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

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…

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On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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City Gardens

Chicago’s once beautiful Near West Side has been a challenging neighborhood since 1968 when much of the area was destroyed during the King riots. As with other such areas there continues to be a critical need for safe family housing that offers choice and a sense of place and community identity so children and families…

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