Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) is a full-service architectural practice that has earned a strong reputation for bringing responsible, contextual design to multifamily affordable and mixed-income housing and neighborhood planning. The firm’s growing portfolio of projects ranges from large to small scale urban developments; from single-room-occupancy buildings to affordable apartment rehabilitations; from daycare centers to comprehensive community redevelopment efforts. LBBA provides good design in a way that is engaging and respectful to residents, communities, and their neighbors in Chicago and the Midwest.
LBBA is distinguished by our community-based approach, working closely with city officials, neighborhood organizations, CDC’s, and developers of affordable and mixed-income housing to create the best possible solutions. The team responds to the context, program, budget, and community concerns while integrating green and health initiatives through engaged participation. Our goal is to design comfortable, attractive, secure, and livable environments that help keep residents rooted in their communities. Operating under the philosophy that every person should have a decent place to live and that cities must have comprehensive, sophisticated, and progressive urban developments, LBBA continues to develop creative and cost-conscious solutions that reflect the clients’ program, site, historical issues, energy usage, and budget constraints.
Over time, LBBA has grown more involved with the early stages of development and design, developing large- and medium-sized urban planning and building schemes for market rate, mixed-income, affordable, and subsidized housing projects. We are familiar with community development programs, applicable codes and requirements, and financing options which have helped LBBA establish a framework for best practice design and construction. Our best practices include green initiatives, sustainable development programs, alternative material development, sustainable landscape design, and coordination with the general contractor as a cost-containment measure. We are team players both within our own organization, which includes associate architects, engineers, and technical consultants; and we are team players on the development team as a whole.