Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

The Conversation: Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky

Rendering of Tierra Linda units from street

The Conversation’s article, “Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky,” written by Sean Weiss, examines three projects that attempt to build and maintain communities as public spaces are increasingly being privatized. One of the three projects featured in this article, Tierra Linda, is a scattered site housing project near the Bloomingdale Trail…

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On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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Peter Landon Honored Recipient of 2016 SAH Design Excellence Award

Peter Landon giving speech at SAH's 7th annual Awards Gala

Firm founder and principal Peter Landon has been awarded for his Excellence in Design, Planning, and Sustainability from the Society of Architectural Historians. Recognized at SAH’s 7th annual Awards Gala, the event’s honorees also included philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus for Architectural Stewardship and Sarah Herda, director of the Graham Foundation, for Public Engagement with the Built Environment.…

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Design Firms Now Featuring Advocacy Banner

Venn diagram of Architects Advocate's practice and policy

Today we join 70+ Chicago firms in supporting architects advocate action on climate change, a fast-growing public initiative and online platform for architects to publicly speak out for meaningful legislation to mitigate climate change. With today’s public launch, participating firms are now displaying banners on their company’s home page and are encouraged to share stories and short videos through various platforms…

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8/1: AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award Webinar

Three women standing in front of the main entrance of Dorchester Artist and Housing Collaborative at sunset

Learn more about the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards and the design and construction of the awarded projects during aia housing knowledge community’s webinar taking place this coming Monday at 1pm. Catherine will be presenting LBBA’s work on Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, which was recognized for its incorporation of housing within other community amenities for the purpose of…

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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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Register for GreenTown: The Future of Community

GreenTown: The Future of Community is an event designed to “connect the dots” between the public and private sector to create a stronger platform for common ground and building community. Over the past five years, GreenTown events have been hosted across the Midwest in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. GreenTown Chicago will be held this…

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Woodlawn Center South Receives Residential Energy Efficiency Award

Woodlawn Center South has been selected as the ‘Multi-Family’ category winner for the 2013 Residential Energy Efficiency Award by the State and Local Energy Report, a quarterly magazine that focuses on energy-related issues. The project was lauded as an excellent example of what organizations can achieve with creative thinking, new technologies, and dedication. The 67…

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9100 S. Burley Apartments celebrates grand opening, 10th Ward Green Summit

The 6th annual 10th Ward Green Summit kicked-off last Friday, April 26 at the Claretian Associates’ newest green apartment building at 9100 S. Burley Avenue. LBBA’s Jeff Bone and Claudia Rodriguez joined over 65 supporters for the ribbon-cutting, dedication, and tours. The seven 2- and 3-bedroom affordable apartments at 9100 S. Burley were developed through…

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