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Jeff Bone

Good design should be available to all. That’s the belief of Jeff Bone and Landon Bone Baker Architects. An innovative leader and hands-on champion of affordable housing, Jeff nurtures the firm’s grassroots approach to help nonprofit clients translate their vision. He regularly engages community members to co-create inventive, inviting, and sustainable spaces and places that transform lives, revitalize neighborhoods, and regenerate cities. For a synergistic effect on LBBA projects, Jeff partners with unique nonprofits, including Archi-treasures, on whose board he has served for years. This organization transforms people and communities through collaborative art-making. When affordable housing residents make art that becomes part of the architecture, they feel ownership and pride, thereby increasing social sustainability of buildings and neighborhoods. Jeff has shaped best practices, codes, and policy in many capacities, including volunteering with Affordable Housing Building Code Group of the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest; advocating to preserve SROs and establish best practices in design/construction; and volunteering with Tiny House Working Group to champion new, sustainable and economical housing options. Jeff’s built work has been honored with numerous awards, including multiple AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Awards and four prestigious First-Place Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.