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All smiles on the last day!

All smiles on the last day!

Today is the final day!  The end of this 6-week program! It is a bittersweet moment because soon i will be going to college to study architecture, and while i am overjoyed with that, it is sad to say goodbye to such caring, diverse and social people here at Landon Bone Baker. And now that...
LUCHA Resident Interviews: Glenna

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Glenna

Glenna, the receptionist at the HPR LUCHA building, likes the idea of a storage area in the basement for bikers, she thinks it would be a great resource for the bikers at this building. She also shared with me that she would want to ride a bike again but one that is her size, so she...
LUCHA Resident Interviews: Candida

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Candida

One of the women living at the LUCHA SRO Apartment named Candida likes to bike and would want to join a bike community club at LUCHA. A problem she addressed to me was that she often cannot make it to the LUCHA community group meetings held in the building due to lack of flexible times....
A final post for a final design

A final post for a final design

As of today, we finished up the last of our tasks here at LBBA as the interns. After the final presentation, and once we were done pitching our designs to the LUCHA residents, we compiled the last of our data into a PDF file for them to access. As a whole, this program has been...
From interns to outerns

From interns to outerns

For our final day we began by wrapping things up. All the information on the designs we made, including cost and where to get them, will be sent to LUCHA in order for them to be able to begin planning out how they want to go about implementing the ideas we presented to them. To...
LUCHA Resident Interviews: Jimmy

LUCHA Resident Interviews: Jimmy

Jimmy was a LUCHA SRO (Single Room Occupant) in the summer of 2016. He is an experienced cyclist, and feels that biking is a positive impact on the community. Speaking to Jimmy was fun because he had a lot of information for us. When I asked how long he had been biking he jokingly told me...
LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

LUCHA Residents interview: Chistopher

Christopher is a 42 year old man who lives at a LUCHA location and likes to ride bikes. He does not have a bike of his own but likes to ride around on a Divvy bike that the city has around town. He feels it is not safe around the neighborhood because of all of the gang related...
LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

LUCHA Residents interview: Jose

Jose Rosado is a tenant at the LUCHA residencies and is very knowledgeable about bikes. He has two bikes which he is very proud of and knowseverything about them. He is a handyman, carpenter, and many other hands-on jobs that he could do. His two bikes are very special to him, one is for outdoor everyday use and...
Models and Modeling

Models and Modeling

As we are approaching our presentation date, more and more seems to be getting done. Today I continued working on a model on the Drake building that incorporated a few bike storage designs I had for the building. In the long run, I want to keep the bikes safe from all of Chicago’s weather issues...
Final presentation and info graphs

Final presentation and info graphs

Today marked the first day of our final week. Throughout this program, we have been working on designs for functional and bike friendly spaces in apartment buildings. Now, as we near the very end, we made some finishing touches to our designs, and we are finally going to present them to the residents of the...