Posts Tagged ‘cityLab’

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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South Chicago Micro Housing + Makers Space

During the height of South Chicago’s population, the U.S. Steel South Works Plant was the primary source of jobs in the area. When the plant was shut down in 1992, the population decreased drastically. Job markets in today’s time are slowly realizing a maker/seller platform, resulting in the establishment of a variety of small cottage…

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BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 Now Available

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…

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#onthetable2016

Last night (and a day early), we hosted our first “on the table” to discuss ways to expand cityLab, our 6-week summer program that hires high school students to engage communities and inform projects through research. We were honored to be in such talented company, and look forward to furthering the conversation. Special thanks to Chicago…

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LBBA’s cityLab Studies Urban Design at Westhaven

LBBA Community Workshop is back! This summer’s “Lab” program is cityLab; a summer workshop that will study human interaction, environmental health, and the built environment at Westhaven, the replacement housing for Henry Horner Homes in Chicago’s Near West Side. For six weeks cityLab interns will observe and survey the site, interview residents, and use their…

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This Week: Visit cityLab at Spontaneous Interventions

LBBA Community Workshop is back! Our new Lab program, “cityLab,” studies pedestrian behavior at Parkside of Old Town, the former Cabrini-Green public housing site. Through a series of neighborhood and building analyses, five high school students and three college mentors will investigate: public vs. private spaces; retail and work space; recreation and green spaces; and…

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