Posts Tagged ‘chicago public schools’

Meet the newest LBBA Labs team!

  We are excited to announce cityLab 2017! In its 8th year, LBBA Labs hire high school students to research an issue facing a neighborhood and offer design recommendations through a current LBBA project. The focus of each Lab is developed in partnership with a community organization. In partnership with Heartland Housing, cityLab 2017 engages five high school students and three college mentors in…

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AIA Chicago, Chicago Public Schools Partner for Girls Architecture Workshop

Last Tuesday, the UIC School of Architecture hosted 80 6th-7th grade girls from three area Chicago Public Schools for AIA Chicago’s third annual youth and architecture event. LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Maggie Jarr helped lead the girls in a model-building activity that aimed to spark their interest in architecture and design through an exploration of…

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Von Humboldt Elementary School Classroom 101: A Plan for Change

Last summer LBBA partnered with Classroom 101 of Von Humboldt Elementary School to address issues they and many other classrooms face in their school. The partnership was started when entering into the Open Architecture Network Challenge: designing a new classroom. Our approach was to focus on upgrading a first grade classroom in an architecturally significant…

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Chicago Public School Design Competition, Chicago, IL

In 2000, the Chicago Public School System sponsored a competition to design a universally accessible grade school that could accommodate a large percentage of physically impaired students. The program of the school also involved the “small school” concept, meaning that several disparate schools of lower population would coexist in one structure. We extended this idea…

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