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Good Design is for Everyone

LBBA is a Chicago-based architectural practice established in 1987 that is distinguished by its community-based approach. An innovative leader and hands-on champion of affordable housing and neighborhood planning, LBBA believes good design should be available to all. Together with clients and community stakeholders, LBBA co-creates inventive, inviting, and sustainable spaces and places that transform lives, revitalize neighborhoods, and regenerate cities.

Elm 551 at Parkside

As a part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s “Plan for Transformation” on the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project, Elm 551 at Parkside of Old Town shifts the old high-rise public housing model to one of midrise and low-rise mixed-income housing. The goal of the project design was for community based, urban, sustainable, and well-designed buildings that say “housing”...

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McCrory Senior Apartments

McCrory Senior Apartments is the development of a stretch of ten vacant lots on Chicago’s Near West Side into 62 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors. The project is a transit-oriented development located in a highly desirable area, just three blocks from United Center and walkable or easily accessible to restaurants, retail shops, supportive services, and healthcare facilities.

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Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center

The Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center (REC Center) is a mixed-use development in Detroit’s Piety Hill neighborhood that will create 43 units of permanent supportive housing for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness within a larger mixed-use development offering social services, health care, and employment opportunities.

LBBA is seeking a Project Architect / Designer with 5-9 years of experience!

JOB DESCRIPTION We are seeking a talented Project Architect / Designer with excellent design, communication and technical skills to join our team. The candidate should have experience working on larger, multi-unit housing projects and knowledge of the Chicago Zoning Code ...

Ruth Ellis Clairmont Center featured in MSHDA Video Series

MSHDA featured Ruth Ellis Clairmont Center in a three-part video series sharing the goals of the project while interviewing staff. The mixed-use project is currently under construction in Detroit’s Piety Hill neighborhood and will create 43 units of permanent supportive ...

CHICAGO HAS A SOLID COMMUNITY WORKING IN PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN. LANDON BONE BAKER IS ALWAYS AT THE TABLE.

KRISANN REHBEIN, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION