cityLab is a summer workshop that studies neighborhood history, data collection and personal stories of South Chicago
STORIES 2013
It's all over!

It’s all over!

This is the last time you hear from me. This is because today is the last day of CityLab. I have come a long way since the day I first arrived here which feels like a long time ago. I have met a lot of great people and I have also gained many skills that...
the last day

the last day

Today is the last Day of our six weeks. This has been a great a summer with city lab, I learned a lot about everything we covered within these 6 weeks. Even though it was stressful I learned so much, like how to use InDesign, meet new people, patients, and I learned more about my...
The End Is Here!

The End Is Here!

Today is my last day as a Citylab intern, boy does time fly! This experience has been great for me from the first day to today the very last day. Before I started this program I had no intentions on looking into architecture but now I do. When I looked at my community all I...
Time Fly's By

Time Fly’s By

Time does fly by when you’re having fun. That is the feeling I have now that our six week program has ended. It feels like if it was week one and we were barely learning the ropes around the office. I remember being nervous about starting the internship since I wasn’t sure what to expect....
There's no I in TEAM!

There’s no I in TEAM!

We would not be where we are now if it weren’t for these past 5 weeks! Its only today that you realize and recognize the hard work each of us put into this project and how much we all had throughout the process. Today was CityLab’s final presentation day and although we still have yet...
Final Presentation

Final Presentation

Today was our final presentation. All this morning we were preparing what we were going to say and making sure everything was in place for the presentation.  We each had our own part of the PowerPoint that we added into one. For example I had the intro, retail and work space, and also hangout spots....
Final Presentation

Final Presentation

Today of all days was the biggest day for Citylab. All the data and observation from the six weeks came together at our final presentation. Every bit of information we gathered over the six week workshop we put into a power point. There were many guests who joined us this afternoon to sit and listen...
The Big Day!

The Big Day!

Where do I start off with today’s blog? The day of the final presentation was here and all of us had to get our lines prepared. The morning was spent practicing and going over all our lines. We had to go over the presentation a good three times; but in the end it was all...
Success Is Near

Success Is Near

The final presentation is near. We have all been hard at work finishing our diagrams and data. These past few days have been stressing for all of us but we are getting through it and becoming very close to being ready for presentation. All the hard work that we have done for CityLab is now...
The Final Days

The Final Days

Today was a very busy day. We worked in the office half of the day and then went for our last visit on site. In the office we talked about what information we need to conclude for our final presentation, we each had our own conclusions. We had a one on one with Catherine and...
People Spots

People Spots

We had two guest join us from Pappageorge Haymes Architect firm today for our smartLuck lunch. They were interested in what we were doing here at LBBA so I gave them a weekly summery since day one until now. I explained that each week was divided to a specific focus. It turns out that Pappageorge...
Working Hard In The Rain

Working Hard In The Rain

Today Citylab went to visit the Parkside site this morning. Before we went on site we discussed what each person will take on while on site. So on site I took on interviews for pedestrians and residents. The other interns worked on intersections, hangouts, and circulations. When I was interviewing it was interesting that most...