Posts Tagged ‘chicago community’

The Carling SRO + City Gardens Receive ULI Vision Awards

ULI Vision Awards ceremony

Yesterday ULI Chicago hosted their annual Vision Awards Ceremony at Rockwell on the River where two of our projects were honored! City Gardens received an award in the project category for affordable housing & community creation and the Carling SRO was a winner in the program category. Tierra Linda was also recognized amongst the other…

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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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