Our MPO story of ‘INVEST – A Sustainability Tool’

Springfield MPO (IL) was recently invited at the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations)… [more]

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Chicago’s Polish Community has Historic Landmark Building

The historic 1913 building that houses the national headquarters of the Polish Roman Catholic Union and… [more]

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Promised Lands: 5 Examples of Housing Developments in Haiti (part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we explored the context that made greenfield or exurban sites attractive for… [more]

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Promised Lands: 5 Examples of Housing Developments in Haiti (part 1 of 2)

A good friend and colleague of mine, and a very talented architect, always insisted that with respect… [more]

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Architect as Leader

How many times have you told someone who is not in the A/E/C industry that you are an architect and they… [more]

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The ravines of Port-au-Prince (part 2)

There is no away On some philosophical level, most of us recognize the truth in this adage which has… [more]

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The ravines of Port-au-Prince (part 1)

The ravines of Port-au-Prince represent for me a perfect distillation of adjectives about this city.… [more]

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Prentice – just the tip of the iceberg…

As the fight to save the Prentice Women’s Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1972, played out… [more]

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Book Review – Clog: Data Space

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Our MPO story of ‘INVEST – A Sustainability Tool’

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Springfield MPO (IL) was recently invited at the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) Annual Conference in Portland (OR) to[Read More...]

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Chicago’s Polish Community has Historic Landmark Building

Polish Roman Catholic Union today

The historic 1913 building that houses the national headquarters of the Polish Roman Catholic Union and the Polish Museum of[Read More...]

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Promised Lands: 5 Examples of Housing Developments in Haiti (part 2 of 2)

Another business in Canaan. Photo by the author.

In Part 1 of this series, we explored the context that made greenfield or exurban sites attractive for post-earthquake recovery[Read More...]

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Promised Lands: 5 Examples of Housing Developments in Haiti (part 1 of 2)

2-story 4-unit building under construction - imported sitecast concrete. Photo by the author.

A good friend and colleague of mine, and a very talented architect, always insisted that with respect to social housing,[Read More...]

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Architect as Leader

Lead by Example

How many times have you told someone who is not in the A/E/C industry that you are an architect and[Read More...]

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The ravines of Port-au-Prince (part 2)

Garbage collects at the outflow of a canal near Blvd. Harry Truman

There is no away On some philosophical level, most of us recognize the truth in this adage which has gained[Read More...]

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The ravines of Port-au-Prince (part 1)

rue dalencourt ravine

The ravines of Port-au-Prince represent for me a perfect distillation of adjectives about this city.

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Prentice – just the tip of the iceberg…

Prentice Womens Hospital

As the fight to save the Prentice Women’s Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1972, played out I couldn’t help[Read More...]

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Book Review – Clog: Data Space

Book Review Clog - Data Space

CLOG is a quarterly publication that explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly[Read More...]

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Infill in the Suburbs…

Google Maps satellite image Yorkville IL

So you are probably wondering what 50 vacant lots in an unfinished subdivision in Yorkville, IL has to do with[Read More...]

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baselab. goes to Springfield…

State Capitol Interior Dome, photo John Hartnup

I just got back from my first AIA Illinois Prairie Grassroots Lobby Day and it definitely lived up to the[Read More...]

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Joe Villanti, Citizen Architect…

State Capitol Springfield Illinois

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to take part in the first ever Advocacy Boot Camp sponsored by AIA[Read More...]

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Entrepreneurial Spirit of Startups Key to Success of Cities

New York City Skyline Sunset by Mike Lee

What do well run cities and successful startups have in common?

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Student Preservationists Work to Keep Landmarks Alive

New Precious Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Students at the School of Art Institute of Chicago are putting their knowledge of architecture to the test.

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CTA Train Tracker System Now Primed for Texters

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A year ago, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled its Train Tracker system, which enables riders with computers or smartphones to[Read More...]

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