Catherine Baker


Landon Bone Baker Architects



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Catherine Baker, AIA is a Principal at Landon Bone Baker Architects, an architecture firm in Chicago that is focused on affordable housing and community-based design. Landon Bone Baker Architects has been recognized for their commitment to community-based design. Its partners were named as 2018 Chicagoans of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and LBBA received the Firm Award by AIA Chicago in 2014.

Catherine received her Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University and earned a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. The importance of understanding neighborhood issues and connections can be seen in the projects that Catherine has managed. Several of these projects address specific neighborhood needs; Tierra Linda is a scattered site housing project located in Humboldt Park and near the 606 Trail that is conceived and developed to nurture health and healthy living. Tierra Linda also features the first affordable multi-family Passive House building in the City of Chicago. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative transformed a former Chicago Housing Authority townhouse project into a mixed-income residential development with a focus on artist collaboration.

Catherine is an active member of AIA Chicago where she served as the 2018 Board President.  She also served on the Board of Directors at the Chicago Asthma Consortium where she coordinated efforts between health experts, builders, developers, and architects to design healthier living environments. She is past President of the College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society at Ball State University and serves as a member of the College of Architecture and Planning Executive Advisory Board at Ball State University.