Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

YWCA Exterior Rendering

LBBA was selected as the architect of record through an RFQ process for the YWCA of Evanston currently underway. The project includes a renovation of and addition to the well-established organization’s existing facility along Church Street located in the Historic Ridge District. We are currently working with the team and YWCA users to develop a…

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Miriam Apartments

Miriam Apartments Main Entry

Located in a historic district of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, The Miriam Apartments were originally built in 1925 as a home for senior citizens. The four-story brick building was acquired by Mercy Housing in 1991 and transformed into an affordable housing complex for women who were otherwise unable to afford a home, making it the first…

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CityLab: The National Public Housing Museum Eyes a 2021 Opening

Rendering of National Public Housing Museum from the corner of Adams Street and Taylor Street

Here’s an exciting read from CityLab about the National Public Housing Museum‘s (NPHM) plans to encapsulate the complicated history of public housing. LBBA has been working with NPHM on their vision to house the brand new museum in the only remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes.

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Villages of Westhaven

Children playing in park at Villages of Westhaven

In 1996 the Chicago Housing Authority completed the first phase of redevelopment at Henry Horner Homes. In Phase I of the redevelopment, 466 units of Horner public housing were demolished and 461 units of public housing were built. Of these units, 200 were constructed on the site of the former “Superblock” where the Horner Extension high-rises…

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Drake House

Drake House Exterior View

The Drake House is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Rather than raze the existing structure to replace with an expensive custom dwelling, the existing home was modestly rehabbed to incorporate modern amenities and efficiencies throughout. Both the nicely-proportioned exterior and the moderate renovation of the interior give the owners a custom and…

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Marshall SRO

The Marshall SRO exterior elevation drone shot

The Marshall Hotel, designed by Edmund Meles, was an existing 173-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was amongst the first SRO’s sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help…

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2018 Year In Review

Collage showing LBBA 2018 highlights

2018 was a year full of accomplishments and success for LBBA—here are the highlights. Peter Landon, Jeff Bone, and Catherine Baker Named in Chicago Tribune Chicagoans of the Year 2018 Read More Peter Landon Received AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Designight Read More New Office + New Principals Read More Tierra Linda Featuring the…

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