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From the beginning of his career, Peter Landon, FAIA, has had the community in mind – engaging on a one-to-one level that brings neighborhood-specific solutions to life. That legacy has continued since the 70s and has received numerous awards and accolades. That’s why it comes as no surprise that he will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors.

For more than four decades, Landon served as “an advocate for excellence and equity in design, particularly in under-resourced communities”. GRAPHISOFT had the distinct honor to profile his firm and the work at Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) in our first season of By Design, our award-winning digital series on the present and future of architecture. Peter and the LBBA team were featured
in our acclaimed second episode, titled "The New Urbanism". In the clip below, Peter Landon and Jeff Bone speak with passion and humility about what motivates them to remain committed to bringing good design to community-based housing.

Prepare to be inspired.

LBBA works firmly grounded in the beliefs that good design is for everyone and that architects play an essential role in making that happen for the community. Working from a core relationship with advocates so that they best address the needs of diverse residents and neighbors, LBBA strives to “…recognize and respect the value of our diversity...”

The entire team at GRAPHISOFT would like to congratulate Peter Landon for his receiving this distinct honor. Landon will receive the award on October 26 at Designight 2018, celebrating Chicago’s architectural community and the 2018 recipients of the Design Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to Peter Landon of Landon Bone Baker

AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors has selected Peter Landon, FAIA to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Writing on The Wall, Then and Now

Writing on The Wall, Then and Now

  A London train, speeding from Hammersmith to Baker Street, frames in its window the silhouette of architect Nick Masterton. The white plastic enshrouding Grenfell Tower flies by like a ghost. A year prior, in June of 2017, Masterton witnessed the fire that killed...
Women of the New Wave

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One day, researcher Despina Stratigakos sat down with a group of women from a global architectural firm. “These women had attended excellent schools, and their work ethic was extreme, eating lunch and dinner at their desks,” recalls Stratigakos.” “But they weren’t...
Architecture in the Age of Anxiety

Architecture in the Age of Anxiety

  If we don’t know who we are, how do we find the confidence to build things? And if our buildings won’t speak to us, how can we know what they are? Self-induced highs of perception just won’t get us get us to this point of understanding, according to...
The S.O.B. and The Hardhat

The S.O.B. and The Hardhat

  There are those not embarrassed to be called sidewalk superintendents: the millionaire in his unstructured blazer, the local loafer in his peppermint cable knit, the schoolgirl in her pleated skirt. Arms folded over authoritative chests, the sidewalk superintendents...
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Do Creative Minds Matter?

Do Creative Minds Matter?

Once the curtains lifted and the explosive, starburst chandeliers had risen to the ceiling, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky brought cheers and tears at the Met’s fiftieth anniversary gala at Lincoln Center this year. Baritone Hvorostovsky in a...
Register for the 2017 ARCHITECT 50

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Registration is open for the annual ARCHITECT 50. Published by ARCHITECT Magazine, the ARCHITECT 50 is a nationwide ranking of architecture firms with a U.S.-based office. This year’s ranking will appear in the November issue of the magazine. The Architect 50 is...
Warm Cool Warm

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What makes cities exciting, poetic, worth waking up for? The short answer is lights at night. At 1 a.m., a bedsheet hung up to dry in Venice reflects the moon over a canal (reflected once more in the water). We are enchanted, mesmerized. At 2 a.m., a smashed window in...
Life Beyond Sustainability?

Life Beyond Sustainability?

The 140-bed hospital complex stops time, like a long-lost friend you run into where you’d least expect to. In such a surprise occurrence, past and future appear to come to a standstill. Here, just outside Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, it’s impossible to ignore that the...
Ipso Prestbo!

Ipso Prestbo!

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) 2016 last November was, as expected, the busiest, bustlingest building industry event in the Northeast. And yet by closing day November 17, the aftershock of the national election had cast a pall over this liberal city, a gritty, torpid...
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