9 2023 Advocating for Equity

AIA Perspective— Advocating for Equity

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, 2023 AIA President, reflects upon honoring Carol with the Gold Medal award at the AIA 2023 Conference. She offers insight into how AIA is working to be an advocate of change, advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of architecture. Click here to read the full reflection.

9 2023 CAC Designing Futures

Designing Futures: An Evening Honoring Carol Ross Barney

Our very own AIA Gold Medal Recipient Carol Ross Barney was honored at the Designing Futures event hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center. Attendees celebrated Carol's achievements while also supporting CAC's free Design Education Programs.

9 2023 Architizer 20 Best Chicago Firms

20 Best Architecture Firms in Chicago

"From community buildings to campus buildings for premier academic and research institutions, to groundbreaking transit stations that connect vibrant neighborhoods, Ross Barney Architects has produced distinctive structures that have become community icons."⁠

Ross Barney Architects is ranked among the 20 Best Architecture Firms in Chicago by Architizer. Click here to read more about the ranking process and other Chicago firms on the list.

9 2023 AIA Finalists

AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award Finalist

"The new 3 million square feet, Multi-Modal Terminal at O’Hare International Airport is a welcoming gateway to Chicago. Connected to the airline terminals by an extension of the Airport Transit System (people mover), it is a soaring, sun-filled terminal that serves rental car companies, suburban train services, and regional buses."

Ross Barney Architects is announced as an AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award Finalist for the O'Hare International Airport, Multi Modal Terminal. Join us at Designight 2023 on Thursday, September 28, 2023 as we celebrate this award and find out if we have won the Citation of Merit or the top Honor Award.⁠ Click here for more information on Designight 2023 and other Award Finalists.

8 2023 Archtectual Products Net Zero Mc Ds

Architectural Products—Net Zero and an Order of Fries

The latest issue of Architectural Products features the McDonald's Global Flagship franchises in Chicago and Walt Disney World, highlighting their Net Zero and LEED Platinum certifications. Click here to read the full feature, offering insight into the processes and outcomes.

9 2023 Chi YIMBY Racine Blue Line Permit

Chicago YIMBY—Permits Issued For CTA Blue Line Racine Station Reconstruction

Work on the CTA Blue Line Racine station progresses as the permit to begin the reconstruction is issued. Renderings of the updated station located in the Near West Side have been released and can be found, along with more information on the project, in a recent article by Chicago YIMBY. Click here to read more.

2023 Deep Green Podcast website

Carol Ross Barney: Design for the Public Good

In a recent episode of the Deep Green podcast, Carol and host Avi Rajagopal discuss how people live in cities and the potential for equity and sustainability through design. Click here to listen to the episode.

2023 Graphic Machine Podcast

As Built Interview with Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA

Carol shares her insights into the practice and business of architects in this episode of As Built. Click here to hear the conversation, touching upon the role of a “citizen architect”, design as a way of making solutions, the critical need for sustainability, and more.

2023 AIC CRB Conversation

Conversation: Carol Ross Barney on Architecture

The Art Institute of Chicago hosted Carol for a conversation about her life and work, alongside Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Curator of Architecture and Design, Jen Masengarb, executive director of AIA Chicago, and Eleanor Gorski, CEO and president of the Chicago Architecture Center.

2023 Dezeen CRB2

Dezeen - Interview with Carol Ross Barney

“The lack of design is an economic problem, and the value it brings is far in excess of its economic cost.”

Read Carol’s latest interview in Dezeen here.

2023 Chicago Mag

Chicago Magazine - Carol Ross Barney

My studio was criticized for years and years because we didn’t have a signature. Each project looks different. And that was seen as bad: “You should be producing a philosophy and perfecting it and bringing it to fruition.” But I’ve always thought that it is the process of design I’m perfecting, where I can truly understand the needs of a community and a site and a culture and a situation and make a design that’s beautiful.

Read more of Carol's interview in Chicago Magazine here.

2023 GSA 3

Oklahoma City Federal Building Solar Energy Retrofit

The General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Robin Carnahan, recently announced the installation of new grid-interactive and smart building technologies that make the Ross Barney Architects design for the new Oklahoma City Federal Building a national model for clean energy innovation and efficiency. The deep energy retrofit cuts energy use by 41%, carbon emissions by 3,100 metric tons and energy costs by $400,000 annually.

Watch the video interview here.

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