Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Open House Chicago 2023

Open House Chicago is running throughout the weekend of October 14th-15th! A few Austin buildings are on this year’s list of more than 170 sites in 20+ neighborhoods, including one of our recent projects–BUILD’s reimagined campus! Learn more about BUILD and the project by visiting our project page.

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Island Terrace Apartments, Chicago, IL

Island Terrace is an existing 21 story, 240-unit affordable apartment building in the Woodlawn Neighborhood providing 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units for a variety of family sizes. The building was originally designed by architect John Moutoussamy of Dubin, Dubin, Black and Mountoussamy who was one of the first African-American architects to become partner at a…

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Women’s History Month: Lucy Gonzalez Parsons

Today’s highlight for Women’s History Month — Lucy Gonzalez Parsons. A fierce activist and leading figure in the early Chicago labor movement, Parsons is known for her striking prose and unwavering political efforts. Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised by rallying people to stand up against the oppressive economic system that…

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2023 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

Illinois Housing council 2023 panel

Earlier this week we had the exciting opportunity to attend the 2023 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum. During the two-day event, panelists discussed issues surrounding affordable housing for marginalized groups, homelessness across Illinois, and the proposal for a new state tax credit that could help create more affordable homes and apartments. We’re proud to sponsor such…

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Landmark Illinois Preservation Forward 2023

Landmarks Illinois' Preservation Forwards awards and backdrop

Preservation Forward, Landmarks Illinois’ annual fundraiser, was so much fun! It was hosted last week at the Old Post Office building this year, where we had a great time celebrating the 2023 Influencers who’ve helped shape and preserve Illinois’ built environment. LBBA is proud to sponsor this event dedicated to promoting a more diverse, equitable,…

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Women’s History Month: Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks smiling in front of bookshelf

Kicking off our Women’s History Month series, we highlight Gwendolyn Brooks a Chicago native and world-renowned poet. Brooks became revered for her sociopolitical consciousness in her work which conveyed the Black experience in America through language that resonated across the country. Her ability to impact people through her writing made her the first Black author…

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BUILD Ribbon-Cutting

BUILD Opening operformance at main stairway

Exciting news! BUILD Chicago just had their ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new community center, and we were lucky enough to be a part of it. We’re thrilled to see all the amazing work that BUILD Chicago is doing to empower and uplift the Austin neighborhood. Congrats on the new space, and we can’t wait to see…

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BUILD Chicago, Chicago, IL

BUILD Chicago main entry rendering

Since 1969, BUILD has helped thousands of young people transform their lives, and today reaches over 6500 youth and families annually with caring adult mentors and a rich variety of experiences in the arts, athletics, college & career preparation, entrepreneurship, leadership development, technology, and mental health programming. Their model blends the best practices of restorative…

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Black History Month: Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt at his studio

Continuing our Black History Month celebration, we’d like to show appreciation for world-renowned sculptor Richard Hunt. Originally from Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, Hunt is most known for connecting abstract public art with the African American experience. He’s sculpted monuments for some of America’s greatest heroes, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Hobart Taylor, Jr.,…

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Black History Month: John Moutoussamy

In celebration of Black History Month, we want to commemorate John Moutoussamy and his contributions to Chicago’s housing. As one of the first Black architects to become a partner in a major firm, Moutoussamy was a key member of Dubin, Dubin, Black & Moutoussamy’s success with designing buildings under the 1968 Housing Act. The Housing…

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