33rd CHICAGO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AWARDS
WILDHORSE VILLAGE: ASLA CENTRAL STATES - 2021 WINNER
HOPE MEMORIAL GARDEN: ASLA CENTRAL STATES - 2021 WINNER
POPCOURTS AT CHICAGO & LOCKWOOD: ASLA CENTRAL STATES - 2021 WINNER
OAK BROOK RESERVE: ASLA CENTRAL STATES - 2021 WINNER
THE BRICKLINE GREENWAY
24 E WASHINGTON
EDGE @ BRDG
SKF NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS
RIVERFRONT FORT WAYNE
MERCY NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
PFIZER R&D FACILITY
The Future of Design.
Lamar Johnson Collaborative is a pioneering architecture and design practice creating exceptional outcomes for complex projects through emerging technology and integrated delivery methods. We believe our work is a fundamental expression of optimism in the future, and that design is a means to effect positive, enduring change.
A National Footprint
We design for projects anywhere in North America, including adaptive re-use & re-positioning, commercial office buildings, civic and cultural institutions, education, entertainment, financial services, government, headquarters, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, mission critical, mixed use, not-for-profit, public realm and open space, professional services, residential, retail, retail centers, technology, transportation and workplace.
HOW WE WORK
We have invested in top talent and leading-edge technology to establish a streamlined design collaborative capable of generating more informed, higher quality decisions regardless of a project’s complexity. In addition to design and architecture expertise, our partner companies provide comprehensive real estate development and construction services that allow LJC to bring resources and integrated solutions to our clients’ projects.
The LJC in the Community
POPCourts! Community Paint Day: LJC is collaborating with All Reimagining Chicago (ARC) and the Dept. of Planning to develop an intervention that transforms an empty lot in the Austin neighborhood. Ribbon Cutting is June 17, 2021 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Every year, LJC sponsors a project with Rebuilding Together St. Louis. This year, LJC volunteers met with selected homeowners and discussed needed repairs for their homes. Through donations and LJC volunteers, we provided the material and labor required to make their homes safe and comfortable. This event typically helps the homeowner cover nearly $10,000 in much-needed improvements.
Together LJC and Clayco formed a team of volunteers to both fundraise and build in the annual Women Build Chicago Event, a program of Habitat for Humanity, providing permanent, affordable homes for women-led families. This year, team LJC + Clayco raised over $20,000, and we look forward to participating again in 2021.
Urban Land Institute International 2020 Urban Open Space Award Winner. As part of designing the final section of St. Vincent Greenway, LJC, along with Great Rivers Greenway and Beyond Housing, prepared a concept park design for the 1-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Etzel and Skinker in the city of Wellston. Area residents relayed their desire for open space and program opportunities that unite the entire community together, improve overall health and fitness, and provide safe places for Wellston’s children.
LJC is honored to work with the Christian Activity Center, a local non-profit in East St Louis, on the Children’s Academic Center (CAC); a renovation to an existing property. The CAC is an early childhood education center that will support an underserved community at the stage of life that can have the biggest impact on their futures. CAC is in the process of fundraising.
Austin Coming Together (ACT), a convening organization, is seeking to build up a community in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. ACT and the WestSide Health Authority’s goal is to transform a former CPS school building into the Aspire Center, a focal point and community hub that grows a stronger economy and activates Madison and Central’s corner.
LJC rides in the Pedal the Cause bike challenge every year since the fundraiser began in St. Louis. Pedal the Cause began in 2009 and provides critical funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital through its annual cycling challenge.
LJC is the lead sponsor of the Big Ed Bowl, an annual industry event that has raised more than $2 million in support of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.