“Good Design Is For Everyone” Works For LBBA
Dec04

“Good Design Is For Everyone” Works For LBBA

Who doesn’t love a story where the underdog wins? I thought about that when I spoke with the three principals of Landon Bone Baker Architects. LBBA will be presented with the AIA Chicago architecture firm of the year honor on December 8 and it couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. My first experience with Peter Landon was when I heard him speak at “Public Interest Architecture In Practice” last February. “LBBA isn’t...

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A Look Inside the Mind of an Architect
Aug20

A Look Inside the Mind of an Architect

  What does music have in common with an architect’s creative process? For Craig Cernek, the answer is easy. Cernek, plays rock guitar when he’s not wearing his architect’s cap. The President of The Archi/Build Group says music, like architecture, has a symmetry and repetition of themes. The repetition and balance he finds in music part of his inspiration for the table he designed which won a 2013 AIA Chicago Small Project Award....

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A Ragdale Ring for a New Century
Jul18

A Ragdale Ring for a New Century

  One hundred and one years ago, Ragdale, the Lake Forest nonprofit artist residency program ,and Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the original Ragdale Ring, an outdoor performance space. Earlier this year, a mere century later, Ragdale launched a design competition inviting architects and designers to create contemporary works, essentially updating Shaw’s original space. The winning design team was...

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