Habitat Build Day 2024

Meet Monica Musialowski

Can I Lower My Floor to Improve My Basement?

Columbus, Indiana Trip

Bricks, Inc Tour + Demo

Mentoring Millwork Design

Celebrating 30 Years of Inspired Spaces

Collaborating on Luxury Kitchen Trends

BBA Architects Continue to Educate

Finding Famous Architecture in a Cemetery

Don’t Demolish that house. Dismantle it.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day 2022

Modern Luxury Interiors North Shore

Aspire Design and Home Magazine

Historic Kenwood Remodel

Meet Maggie Willse

Meet Farnaz Sadeghi

Tribute to Broad Shoulders 2022

De-code Electronics In Your Home

Employee Spotlight - Jennifer Hense, AIA

Modern River Cottage

New Homes on the Boards in 2021

Meet Jack Callahan

Creating Outdoor Spaces

High Gables

Allison Henry Interiors Alliance

Should You Hire an Interior Designer?

North Side River Home Taking Shape

Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission

Tudor Kitchen Renovation

Renovate or Detonate

Deconstruct & Re-Use

1880’s Historic Queen Anne

Building a Traditional Jewel Box

Building at the water's edge

North Center Craftsman

Beer Tasting + Design Presentation

Home in Berlin, Germany Comes to Fruition.

Classicist, No. 16.

Raising the Roof

bba Architects Habitat Build Day

Pool House

Lincoln Park Transformation

Urban Deep Dig #1

Golf Course Home Update

Employee Spotlight - Erica Blawat, AIA

Luxury remodel of Lake Geneva home

Building Code Undergoing a Major Change

An Excellent Italian Adventure

Erica Blawat on Apr 05, 2021

Creating Outdoor Spaces

With Springtime here, enjoying the outdoors comes to mind.  From a small courtyard or rooftop deck in the city, to a traditional open suburban yard, to a generous property located on a golf course or lakefront, BBA’s cohesive home design process also considers the connections between thoughtfully designed interiors and the surrounding outdoor spaces. 

Framing key views, utilizing natural light, and establishing both visual and physical connections to the exterior, are just some of the ways we embrace the outdoors through home design. Each outdoor space we design is unique, just like our client’s custom homes. 

Successful landscaping not only improves the curb appeal for a home, but it can elevate the exterior design. Landscape design can ground the home, add depth, color and texture. It can also define pathways, outdoor gathering spaces, and provide shade and shelter.  

While addressing both homeowner goals, wish lists, and unique site conditions, a well-designed outdoor space can accommodate dining or gathering areas, play yards or sports courts, flower and vegetable gardens, and much more.  

Creating the right scale and connection to the home can make the difference between a yard that merely meets the basic functional requirements and an outdoor space that is an extension of the interior, improving and enhancing both the interior and exterior of the home. 

To get inspired, see our list of landscape collaborators here. 

Projects with great landscape:

 Rooftop deck, Golf course, Lakefront, English Estate. Rooftop Drone Video