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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.


World’s Most Inno­v­a­tive Com­pa­ny
Fast Com­pa­ny names Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects one of 2022’s Most Inno­v­a­tive Com­pa­nies for ener­giz­ing Rogers, Arkansas, with a new park project and McDonald’s restau­rants with a net-zero design”.

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Chicago Riverwalk Chicago, Illinois

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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Du Sable Park Announcement Chicago Skyline Sketch


DuS­able Park design team select­ed
The Chica­go Park Dis­trict select­ed Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects’ joint ven­ture with Brook Archi­tec­ture (DuS­able Park Design Alliance) to design DuS­able Park; a 3.5 acre space where the Chica­go Riv­er and Lake Michi­gan meet.

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.

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.

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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.”

Jus­tice
Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects is ded­i­cat­ed to empow­er­ing a sense of place, pride, and belong­ing; in our work and in our studio.

Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship
Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects designs to pre­serve the plan­et for future gen­er­a­tions and is a sig­na­to­ry of the AIA 2030 Com­mit­ment and Archi­tects Advo­cate. No mat­ter the scope or scale, each project explores an inven­tive and inte­grat­ed approach to stew­ard­ship; any­thing less is not an option. 

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