Posts Tagged ‘community outreach’

Creative Chicago Expo Introduces New Artist Spaces, Communities

Have you made plans to attend the 11th annual Creative Chicago Expo this weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center? The Creative Chicago Expo is a free, two-day event intended for creative individuals and organizations in design, culinary arts, fashion, film, music, dance, theater, literature, and the visual arts. Through keynotes, workshops, and vendors, the Expo…

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Kickoff Community Design Charrette: What Do You Want To See Happen on 58th Street?

Last Saturday, Brand New Beginnings hosted an interactive charrette with local residents and community leaders to develop ideas for the redevelopment of 58th Street in Washington Park. The workshop focused on neighborhood development strategies and sustainable planning for the blighted four-block corridor between Michigan Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. LBBA’s Jeff Bone, Terran…

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Chicago Leads the Rural Studio 20K City Challenge

Thank you to all who supported Auburn University Rural Studio at the community dinner and fundraising event on Sunday, August 25. It’s official: Chicago is the first city to reach the $20,000 goal! The 20K City Challenge will continue through December 6 — Meaning the prize for overall fundraising is still up for grabs! What’s…

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LBBA Hosts IIT Boeing Scholars on Second Annual Job Shadow Day

Yesterday, LBBA hosted four high school students for the second annual Job Shadow Day. Organized by the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, Job Shadow Day is a structured work site experience which helps the IIT Boeing Scholars–a diverse group of high-achieving Chicago-area high school students–identify possible career interests. Serena Brewer (Oak Park & River Forest HS), Layalee…

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AIArchitect Profiles Catherine Baker

LBBA’s Catherine Baker is featured in the most recent issue of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIArchitect Magazine. The article, “Catherine Baker, AIA: Linking the Social and Spatial with Community Outreach Architecture,” explores how overlapping principles of architecture and social sciences inform LBBA’s approach to community-engaged design projects. Across all of our outreach efforts,…

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LBBA hosts an IIT Boeing Scholar

This past Monday, LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Victor Jimenez welcomed Jonnathan, an Amundsen High School Senior who plans to study architecture in college next year. Jonnathan met the staff, received some college advice, and learned all about LBBA through IIT Boeing Scholars Academy’s first job shadow day. Boeing Scholars Academy is a free academic enrichment…

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LBBA’s Catherine Baker Participating on Two Panels at Design in Action 2011

The Chicago-based AAO (Association of Architecture Organizations) is hosting its annual Design in Action Conference in Philadelphia this year.  The 2.5 day conference includes keynote events, 20+ breakout sessions, a community design exhibition, workshops, hands-on building opportunities and mobile tours, with a focus on community collaboration and design within architecture and the built environment. Catherine will…

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airLab

Airlab is a team of 5 high school students and 3 college-level mentors, now young Chicago civic leaders, whose mission is to research and collect data on the indoor air quality (IAQ) at the Rosa Parks Apartments in the West Humboldt Park Community. Our program goals are to educate communities, organizations, and city leaders to…

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Shadelab Recognized on Public Interest Design

Public Interest Design (PID), a blog developed as a communications hub to grow interest in the public design movement, recognizes community activities related to good design. Shadelab, LBBA’s summer internship program from last year, has recently been acknowledged by PID for their efforts to environmentally assess and generate community interest in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.…

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A Modern Concept Transforms a Rural Place

Rural Studio (RS) has been improving living conditions of the rural south since it was formed in 1993 by two of Alabama’s Auburn University architecture professors. LBBA’s Alabama native and AU alumni, Terran Wilson, completed her thesis work with Rural Studio. The plans students help create can be used by contractors and their clients to…

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