Ross Barney Architects wins big at AIA Chicago Design Night

The 2014 Design Excellence Awards “raised the bar” on architectural achievement. Each year, Chicago architects gather to honor built work from across the country and globe produced by area architects and architecture firms.

The Ohio State University South Campus Chiller plant and The University of Minnesota Duluth Pickle Barrels were both honorees.  Additionally, this months issue  of Chicago Architect (November/ December) features the Ohio State University South Campus Chiller plant on its cover.

The University of Minnesota Duluth project was honored with the Divine Detail award; a category introduced in 1991 to recognize an instance in which the expression of architectural theory becomes an artistic medium, defining the relationship between architecture and craft. The Ohio State University chiller received the Distinguished Building designation, category was established in 1955, recognizing significant achievements in the planning, design, and execution of recent building projects.

The Design Excellence Award Jurors for Distinguished Building were Rober Miller, AIA (University of Arizona School of Architecture), Adele Naude Santos, FAIA, ARCUK (MIT School of Architecture and Planning), Jonathan Segal, FAIA (Johnathan Segal Architect). The jurors for the Divine Detail award were Rocco Castellano, AIA (Nagle Hartray Architecture), John Morris, AIA (Morris Architects Planners), and Anne T. Sullivan, FAIA (School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information on AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Awards and our fellow winners, visit or check out the November/ December issue of Chicago Architect.