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The Most Existential Design Challenge Lies Directly and Immediately Ahead of Us - Save the Planet

Ross Barney Architects stand in solidarity with our AIA colleagues who recently attended the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, and advocated for serious change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reverse climate change.

Planet Positive Awards 2021

Metropolis Magazine 2021 Planet Positive Awards

As McDonald’s Corporation accelerates its commitment to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050, we are pleased to announce that Metropolis Magazine has awarded the inaugural, Planet Positive Award’s top honor to the McDonald’s Chicago Flagship restaurant.

Read more at metropolismag.com.

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Cooper Hewitt Designer Spotlight with Ross Barney Architects

On Thursday, October 28th, The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum hosted a remote Designer Spotlight event with 2021 National Design Award Juror Patricia Saldaña Natke featuring Carol Ross Barney and several members of Ross Barney Architects.

Watch here.

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Architectural Record - “Interview with Carol Ross Barney”

The October 2021 issue of Architectural Record features an interview by Zach Mortice with Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA in honor of the studio’s receipt of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award.

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Illi­nois Gov­er­nor Pritzk­er 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. Established in 1964, the Order of Lincoln honors Illinois residents whose work uplifts every community in the state. This year’s Lincoln Laureates will be honored at the upcoming 57th annual Convocation at the Chicago History Museum.

You can view the ceremony here.

COD Aawards 2021

CODAawards Top 100

The O’hare International Airport Multi-modal Terminal has been honored with a Merit Award in the Collaboration of Design + Art awards (CODA). The artwork was curated by Theater Gates and features three site specific installations by Rob Ley, James Carpenter, and Nick Cave.

Read more at codaworx.com.

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Ross Barney Architects Receives Cooper Hewitt's National Design Award

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced that Ross Barney Architects received the prestigious 2021 National Design Award for Architecture and Interior Design. The honor acknowledges the studio’s forty-year commitment to design excellence, community, and the environment. Read more.

20210224 Now Hiring Office

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.

Chicago Prize Competition

Chicago Prize Competition Jury

Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA to serve on the 2021 Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago Architectural Club Chicago Prize Competition Jury. The competition seeks to give new life to the James R. Thompson Center while preserving its original architecture.

Fellow jurors include Thomas Heatherwick, Bonne McDonald, Mikyoung Kim, Peter D. Cook, Philip Castillo, and Michelle T. Boone. Learn more at chicagoarchitecturalclub.org.

World Architecture News Shortlist

World Architecture News Shortlist

The Railyard Park and McDonald’s Global Flagship at Walt Disney World are shortlisted for the 2021 World Architecture News Awards in the Urban Landscape and Commercial categories respectively.

View the entire shortlist at wanawards.com.

International Architecture Award 2021

International Architecture Award

The Lincoln Park Zoo Visitor Center was recently honored with the International Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Congratulations to our clients and collaborators!

See other winners at chi-athenaeum.org.

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The Architect's Newspaper - "Just the Ticket"

“Many designers would find an active railway an impediment to the creation of a new five-acre park. The Arkansas & Missouri railroad train tracks run through downtown Rogers, Arkansas, were a local trademark worth venerating, not obscuring.

Read more from Editor Matt Hickman at archpaper.com.

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