Posts Tagged ‘the michaels development’

The Carling SRO + City Gardens Receive ULI Vision Awards

ULI Vision Awards ceremony

Yesterday ULI Chicago hosted their annual Vision Awards Ceremony at Rockwell on the River where two of our projects were honored! City Gardens received an award in the project category for affordable housing & community creation and the Carling SRO was a winner in the program category. Tierra Linda was also recognized amongst the other…

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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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City Gardens

Chicago’s once beautiful Near West Side has been a challenging neighborhood since 1968 when much of the area was destroyed during the King riots. As with other such areas there continues to be a critical need for safe family housing that offers choice and a sense of place and community identity so children and families…

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Teens Tour City Gardens

Teens observing grills in City Gardens courtyard

Teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s After School Matters were taken on a tour of nearly-completed City Gardens as part of their research in affordable housing! Joined by Jason Hill of Michaels Development Company, Pete Landon and Trish Girdwood introduced the students to LBBA’s work, opportunities for them in the field, and community-based design approaches which included role-playing and…

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Gwendolyn Place at Legends South Wins Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award

Reddish brown brick facade with green window bays of Gwendolyn Place at Legends South

Gwendolyn Place, a mixed-income, mixed-finance affordable housing community located on chicago’s south side has been recognized for excellence by the affordable housing tax credit coalition as part of its 2016 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit awards program. The awards, presented June 8 at a ceremony held on capitol hill with members of congress as invited…

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Windy City Harvest at Legends South

The Chicago Botanic Garden, through its Windy City Harvest system, has developed a two-acre urban farm and incubator within the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes public housing project (now Legends South). The program’s new Legends Farm, supported by site developer Brinshore-Michaels and USDA, includes multiple quarter-acre farm plots, as well as shared-use tool…

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