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Project:#teendesignheroes Gather Data + Stories To Improve The Design Of Their Neighborhood.

August 6, 2011

News, Our Work

Young adults dressed in lab coats using over-sized thermometers to find heat islands in their neighborhoods? A two-foot nose, sculpted to make the process of measuring air quality more visible to community members? These are but two of many projects undertaken last year by Shadelab, a unique, community design leadership program in which talented young Chicago adults gather […]

News: Our 20 Yr Old Intern’s Presentation ‘Wows’ Everyone At The Structures For Inclusion Conf.

April 8, 2011


At precisely 2.02 on Saturday afternoon two weeks ago, the texts and tweets started flowing in: Perkins and Will (one of the foremost architecture firms in the world) “Amen, Brenda! Mindblowing pictures, process, data, stories, indeed. Rock on#shadelab @publicworkshop” “@publicworkshop Totally rocks. You have a great group. What clever, dynamic kids.” Barbara Brown Wilson- Director, […]

News:Our Youth-Led Community Sensing + Design Leadership Project Wins National Recognition!

March 31, 2011


Shadelab Receives A Special Recognition Award From The Association of Architectural Organizations. Although we were a little disappointed not to outrightly win this national K-12 design curriculum competition, we (the Shadelab team) are incredibly proud of the project and believe it makes a number of significant contributions towards rethinking the following: 1. Education and Learning. […]

Project: How Healthy Is Your Neighborhood? Its Schools, Housing, Streets & Public Spaces?

January 18, 2011

Our Work

Project: Shadelab Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam and Catherine Baker of Landon Bone Baker Architects Year: Spring 2010 to Present Young adults dressed in lab coats using oversized thermometers to find heat islands in their neighborhoods? Homemade Arduino sensors crafted to measure air quality in and around affordable housing? A two foot nose, sculpted […]

News: Shadelab Wins A Project Prize From The Metro Chicago Information Center!

October 29, 2010


Okay, we didn’t exactly win the Heisman Trophy but thanks to your support, Shadelab, a project we created for the fantastic folks at Landon Bone Baker Architects (here) and their community partners has won a Project Prize from the Metro Chicago Information Center. This prize is a service grant in which MCIC (here) will put their tremendous experience making […]