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Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects is a Chi­ca­­go-based archi­tec­ture, urban design, and land­scape archi­tec­ture studio.

2021 Coop­er Hewitt Nation­al Design Award
Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects Receives Coop­er Hewitt’s Nation­al Design Award. The hon­or acknowl­edges the studio’s forty-year com­mit­ment to design excel­lence, com­mu­ni­ty, and the envi­ron­ment.

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about the honor.


Illi­nois Gov­er­nor Announces 2021 Order of Lin­coln Recipients

Design Prin­ci­pal and Founder Car­ol Ross Bar­ney, FAIA, HASLA hon­ored as 2021 recip­i­ent of the Order of Lin­coln, Illi­nois’ high­est hon­or for pro­fes­sion­al achieve­ment and pub­lic service.

Archi­tiz­er A+ Firm Award

Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects hon­ored as one of the best prac­tices in North America.

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Chicago Riverwalk Chicago, Illinois

Pro­mo­tions

Krista Simons Gli­va, AIA and Ryan Gib­lin, AIA have been ele­vat­ed to Principal. 

As ded­i­cat­ed lead­ers of our col­lab­o­ra­tive stu­dio, Ryan and Krista have invest­ed them­selves in our work and vision for leav­ing the world a bet­ter place. I’m look­ing for­ward to the future of our firm with their lead­er­ship” — Car­ol Ross Bar­ney, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Design Prin­ci­pal and Founder.

Now Hir­ing

Are you pas­sion­ate about sto­ry­telling, thrive in a fast paced envi­ron­ment, and enjoy a cul­ture of inquiry? Check here for open oppor­tu­ni­ties. Sub­mit resume and work sam­ples to work@r‑barc.com with the posi­tion in the sub­ject line.


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Railyard Park Rogers, Arkansas

Rai­l­yard Park Sig­ni­fies a Small-Town Renaissance

Addie Broyles of Metrop­o­lis Mag­a­zine cat­a­logs the recent com­ple­tion of the Rai­l­yard Park in Rogers, Arkansas.

Just the Tick­et; New Rail­side Pub­lic Park

Matt Hick­man of The Archi­tec­t’s News­pa­per reflects on chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties and active train tracks pre­sent­ed for the Rai­l­yard Park “…a local trade­mark worth ven­er­at­ing, not obscuring.”

Envi­ron­men­tal Stewardship

McDon­ald’s Glob­al Flag­ship Chica­go receives LEED Plat­inum Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, the high­est lev­el of achieve­ment from the glob­al­ly rec­og­nized program.

Mate­r­i­al Innovation

McDonald’s Glob­al Flag­ship Chica­go becomes first com­mer­cial use of Cross Lam­i­nat­ed Tim­ber (CLT) in the city. 

Fast Com­pa­ny World Chang­ing Ideas

Fast Com­pa­ny names the McDon­ald’s Glob­al Flag­ship at Walt Dis­ney World a 2021 World Chang­ing Idea finalist.

Invest South/​West

Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects announce a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Evergreen/​Imagine and Nia Archi­tects in Auburn Gresham.

McHen­ry Coun­ty College

McHen­ry Coun­ty Col­lege selects Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects to design the new Foglia Cen­ter for Advanced Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion on the Crys­tal Lake Campus.

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