Architizer A+ Awards 2023
Railyard Park has been selected as a Special Mention for the Public Parks & Green Spaces of the Architizer A+ Awards. Click here to see the full list of winners.
City Space: Building the Chicago Riverwalk
Register here to listen Carol Ross Barney present a presentation on the development of the Chicago Riverwalk for The University of Chicago.
May 25, 2023
ReCovered: Chicago's Urban Tree Canopy
ReCovered explores the impact of trees – from quality of life to quality of air – on the urban dweller’s experience.
Come see the magical role that trees play in our City on view at the Chicago Architecture Center through October 2023.
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AIA '23 Conference on Architecture
Join us in San Francisco as we celebrate Carol's 2023 AIA Gold Medal with our firm, colleagues, and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone at the following events:
Archello - 25 Best architecture firms in Chicago
Ross Barney Architects is pleased to announce to be on Archello's list of 25 best architecture firms in Chicago. Click here to read more about the firms that continue to shape Chicago's urban landscape.
2023 LATSIS Symposium
“I feel empowered when I work for my community. I feel like I can be an advocate and make decisions because I am a citizen architect and build for it.” – Carol Ross Barney at the 2023 LATSIS Symposium
Carol and an international group of world-renowned women practitioners discussed goals, strategies and the impact of innovation in design by architectural practices led by women at the symposium, Affirming Actions, in Lausanne, Switzerland, organized by Professor Paolo Tombesi of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The symposium engages with diverse regions of the world and modes of practice whilst emphasizing intellectual energy, entrepreneurial spirit and eventual achievements of the architects.
Click here to watch the presentation.
"When I'm drawing a building, I forget where I am."
Carol Ross Barney, Design Principal and Founder, met with Marie Saavedra on CBS Chicago for Women's History Month to discuss the impact she has had on the profession.
"People say: 'Well, should a girl be an architect? Should a woman be an architect?' Of course. It's connected to construction. So people think that's hard to think about.
It’s still a man’s profession. I say that with some trepidation because it’s changing. It is not ahead or behind the rest of our society but it is still not easy for women professionals. I take great pride in the diversity of thought and experiences in our studio, especially the contributions of our female architects, designers, landscape architects, and urban planners. Let’s work harder to evolve the narrative.” - Carol Ross Barney
To watch the interview, click here.
Chicago Architecture Center - Missing Middle
Ross Barney Architects is excited to be one of the 42 firms shortlisted for the City of Chicago and Chicago Architecture Center housing competition “Come Home”. Click here to read more about the initiative.
2023 AIA National Regional & Urban Design Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized Railyard Park with a Regional and Urban Design Award.
The 2023 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The best planning accounts for the entire built environment, local culture, and available resources—modeling architecture’s promise and true value to communities.
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Judson University - Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells Honor Award
Congratulations to Carol Ross Barney and Lena Reiff on receiving the first two recognitions of the Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells Honor from the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Judson University for their invaluable contribution to the profession and leadership as practicing architects.
The Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells Honor seeks to celebrate women whose contributions elevate the role of female architects in the profession of architecture and architectural education. The recognition was named after Judson’s provost, Dr. Stewart-Wells, for her support as a long-time champion and advocate for architectural education.