Posts Tagged ‘humboldt park’

Curbed Chicago: “Supportive housing development for young adults, families heads to Humboldt Park”

La Casa Norte Pierce House was featured in a Curbed Chicago article by Jay Koziarz, highlighting the multi-use building’s amenities and sustainability. “More than simply a housing project,” the supportive housing facility and community center will have a food pantry, teaching kitchen, teen center, and many other spaces for critical programs and resources. The full…

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bikeLab Presentations

bikeLab interns posing mid jump with Chicago skyline

Please join bikeLAB for a presentation and conversation about bike and biker friendly housing in Humboldt Park. This summer, a group of four high school interns at Landon Bone Baker Architects spent six weeks doing research and designing repair stations and indoor and outdoor bike storage areas for LUCHA buildings. Now, we want to share…

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Internship Program to Create Bike- and Biker-Friendly Spaces around Humboldt Park

Group of bikers riding down street in Humboldt Park

We are excited to announce bikeLab as the 2016 LBBA Community Lab! In its 7th 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. For bikeLab, LBBA has partnered with the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) to design a…

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LUCHA Hosts Eco-Charrette to Develop Affordable, Healthy Housing in Humboldt Park

Last Saturday, Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) led an interactive brainstorming session to generate and target sustainability goals for its new wellness-centered housing development, Tierra Linda. Tierra Linda, meaning “beautiful earth,” is a scattered site, affordable rental housing project located in Humboldt Park and near the Bloomingdale Trail that is being conceived to nurture…

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LBBA Awarded LUCHA’s Legacy Award

During last Friday’s 8th Annual Three Kings Day Celebration, Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) presented its inaugural Legacy Award to Landon Bone Baker Architects. LBBA has been working with LUCHA for over 25 years to transform empty lots and rundown buildings into safe, decent housing close to schools, parks, and other services. Together, we have…

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ABC7 Chicago Highlights Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program

The Humboldt Park Mural Arts Program (HPMAP) has included nearly a dozen of Humboldt Park’s 68 murals in a new tour and educational curriculum for students and families. HPMAP, organized by the non-profit, arts-based community development organization archi-treasures, promotes murals as local destinations and uses them as a tool to revitalize the health, well-being, and vitality…

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Spanish Coalition for Housing Offices, Chicago, IL

2609 Spanish Coalition Front

Spanish Coalition for Housing is a non-profit organization in Humboldt Park. This adaptive reuse project made use of a single story former garage warehouse space and converted it into a two-story office space. The office will feature approximately 7,350 SF of new office space on two floors that will consist of private offices, 2 conference…

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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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