Posts Tagged ‘homelessness’

Crains’s Chicago Business: Who says a homeless facility can’t be dazzling?

Digital rendering of La Casa Norte Pierce House exterior

Crain’s Chicago Business published a great read on our long-term client La Casa Norte and their executive directors, Sol Flores, big plans the organization. The article highlights La Casa Norte’s Pierce House covering Sol’s vigorous fundraising and other accomplishments of the organization. We’re thankful for the opportunity to work with Sol and La Casa Norte as they…

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The Tiny Report

Interior of Tiny Homes Competition first place winning entry facing kitchen and bedroom

Affordable housing developments, such as SRO’s, can have a great impact on people experiencing homelessness or low income. However, affordable housing as we know it doesn’t have a solution that addresses every issue surrounding this topic. These developments usually take 3-5 years to be completed with an average unit costing $350,000 and 30% of the…

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Tiny Homes Summit to Address Youth Homelessness

Jeff and Catherine are among the 50 leading experts speaking at the upcoming “Tiny Homes Summit: New Solutions for Youth Homelessness” next week at UIC’s campus. This two-day event will focus on creative solutions to youth homelessness, estimated to be more than 20,000 in Chicago, through the lens of the Tiny Homes movement. Covering everything…

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Sounding off in Springfield

Chyanne Husar, Alex Acevedo, Emma Jasinsku, Representative Edward Acevedo, and Tina Wong smiling at camera in government office

LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Emma Jasinski bused down to Springfield last week with other Chicago architects, landscape architects, and structural engineers for AIA’s annual event, Prairie Grassroots. The event, started in 2005, brings architects together with our representatives so that we may lobby for bills and policies pertinent to the field. In addition to the issues…

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Photos from “confronting homelessness” panel

Left to Right: Tracy Baim, Cassi Coravos, Catherine Baker, Marty Sandberg, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell Left to Right: Peter Landon, Lon Stousland, Terry “Vic” Howell, Marty Sandberg, Jeff Bone, Catherine Baker

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Catherine to speak at ‘Confronting Homelessness’ panel

This coming Tuesday, Catherine, with the winners of The Tiny Homes Competition and others, join a panel discussion on how design can face the challenges of homelessness in Chicago, especially youth homelessness. AIGA Chicago‘s Design for Good has organized the event. Tuesday, March 29 Uptake, 600 W Chicago Avenue, 3rd Floor 5:30: reception; 6:30 –…

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Tiny Homes Competition Winners Announced

AIA Chicago has just announced the winners from the Tiny Homes Competition that received over 450 submissions! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing the model home at the upcoming Tiny Homes Summit. Read the release and see full size images here. Chicago is one step closer to realizing a community without youth…

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Brent Brown to lecture at AIA Chicago on 2/18

“I think community-oriented design is only going to grow. Right now the questions are: Is it a specialty? Is it a credential subset like LEED, or is it a market segment? You do hospitals, you do schools, and you do public interest design. I completely reject that. I believe that every architect should ethically perform…

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