Legat Architects

Rooted in Community

Legat’s Justin Banda shares playful learning sidewalk designs with a North Lawndale resident during a community meeting.


“The outdoor learning installations incorporate a thoughtful, culturally relevant design with bright colors. The designs truly invite children and their families to learn through play!”


Little Village

The first Chicago-area playful learning project finished in Little Village, where 84% of residents are Latino.

North Lawndale

In the North Lawndale community, 87% of whose residents are black, the installations appear on sidewalks across from the Dr. King Legacy Apartments, as well as on sidewalks near the Central Park Pink Line stop for Chicago Transit Authority’s “L” system and near the Farm On Ogden development.



The Playful Learning installations energize an aging playground at Hesed House, Illinois’ second-largest homeless shelter.