Excellence in Design, Planning and Sustainability
PETER LANDON, FAIA, LEED AP
Founder and principal of Landon Bone Baker Architects, Peter Landon is known for his community-based inner city planning, development, and design work. He is a champion of “social consciousness” and diversity in design, and supports neighborhood revitalization efforts across Chicago. He and the firm encourage participation in community and urban policy initiatives and believe that with diligent and responsible effort, good and environmentally-responsible planning and design is possible.
LBBA considers its work “one big job” that helps to redevelop Chicago’s neighborhoods through infill and rehabilitation on the west and south sides. LBBA recognizes that revitalizing existing buildings is a critical element in the stabilization of neighborhoods, and has developed an expertise in masonry restoration, energy modernization, accessibility, and interior revitalization that leads to sustainable buildings and healthy living environments. The office believes that preserving the existing urban fabric is essential in upholding the character of Chicago neighborhoods.
Notable works include affordable housing project Rosa Parks Apartments in East Garfield Park, the historical preservation and sustainable rehab of Harvest Commons Apartments, the adaptive re-use of Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative into a cultural hub for the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, and Parkside of Old Town, a phased development that replaces Cabrini Green’s high-rise development with mixed-income, lower-density housing.
Landon is a founding board member and past president of archi-treasures, and is currently board president of Chicago Public Art Group whose mission is to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community-involved, public artwork. He is past president of the Chicago Architectural Club, was chairman of the Chicago AIA Design Committee, and was an associate director at the UIC City Design Center. He was a member of the Housing Bronzeville Blue Ribbon Committee, the City Planning Taskforce, the Historic Greystone Initiative, the Advisory Group of The Affordable Housing Catalogue, and the Chicago Design Initiative. Landon is involved with citywide inclusionary zoning initiatives and One Northside’s Coalition for Affordability in Lincoln Park which advocates for local affordable and workforce housing.