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Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation Breaks Ground

Scheduled to open Spring 2024, the new Foglia Center at McHenry County College will support advanced technology and manufacturing program growth and offer the promise of being the epicenter for diverse and economically meaningful teaching and training, emerging workforce inspiration, and community entrepreneurial engagement. Read more about the project here.

2022 1026 AIA AR

AIA Arkansas State Convention

Hear Carol Ross Barney, FAIA as she talks at the AIA Arkansas State Convention on “Future Cities: Re-Plan, RE-Build, Re-Pair and how cities are adapting and rebuilding to respond to the forces of climate change and setting plans for the future. Visit here to register.

2022 AR Innovation Conference

Architectural Record - Carol Ross Barney at the Innovation Conference

Join Carol Ross Barney, Founder and Design Principal of Ross Barney Architects at the Architectural Record Innovation Conference on October 19 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York.

Architectural Record brings together key figures who are generating a range of creative solutions for the built environment today and into the future. From small scale interventions to large developments, the projects presented at the conference will highlight how shifting values, emerging technologies and new concepts are driving the future of architecture.

Carol’s presentation focuses how making the livable, sustainable cities of the future will require new, innovative infrastructure. Although transit, utilities and public ways are not generally considered to be places for architectural or design interventions, they are important opportunities that we cannot afford to overlook.

Click here to register for the event.

2022 1011 The Modern AIAFW CRB Lecture

FWAIA Annual Design Awards - Presentation at The Modern

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA, is presenting “The Spaces in Between: The architecture of infrastructure” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Tuesday, October 11th.

This presentation is part of FWAIA Annual Design Awards, which The Modern and Fort Worth AIA collaborate together on. Carol is lead juror for this year’s awards along with Candid Rogers and Scott Magic.

To learn more and for a link to the live stream, please click here.

2022 0914 Fast Company Innovation By Design Railyard

Fast Company - 2022 Innovation by Design Awards

We are excited to announce that Railyard Park in Rogers, Arkansas received top honor for Best Urban Design by Fast Company as part of its 2022 Innovation by Design Awards. The program highlights designers and businesses who are solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. Click here to see the full list of winners.

2022 0912 AIA Chicago Decarbonization Citation of Merit

AIA Chicago DESIGNIGHT - Decarbonization Award

Ross Barney Architects is honored to be awarded the Decarbonization Award, Citation of Merit, for the McDonald's Global Flagship at Walt Disney Resort.

The purpose of the Decarbonization Award is to recognize those projects that have gone above and beyond base level energy reduction goals. Recognizing a greater need for the built environment to use less energy in construction, material use and occupied energy consumption. The goals of this award are to showcase those project vanguards that exemplify the profession’s abilities to pursue the goals of the 2030 Commitment without compromise to the functional and aesthetic goals of the project.

2022 0901 Architectural Record Design Leader Award

Architectural Record - 2022 Women in Architecture Awards

Design Principal and Founder, Carol Ross Barney, has been honored as Design Leader by Architectural Record in their ninth annual Women in Architecture Design Leadership Awards.

2022 0511 AN Invest SW

Invest South/West - Auburn Gresham Breaks Ground

We had the opportunity to be part of the City of Chicago’s first groundbreaking of their Invest South/West Initiative at Auburn Gresham. We were joined by our partners Nia Architecture and GMA Construction Group in the celebration of something beautiful for the community. This mixed-use project will bring 58 apartments as well as commercial spaces across two buildings to Auburn Gresham. Stay tuned for more updates!

2022 AIA Chicago Lerch Bates Peoples Choice Award No Frame

Public Voting Now Open for 2022 AIA Chicago Lerch Bates People’s Choice Award

Searle Visitor Center, Lincoln Park Zoo is a finalist in 2022 AIA Chicago Lerch Bates People’s Choice Awards, presented in partnership with AIA Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Center. Visit here to register and vote.

2022 0816 AIA Chicago Decarbonization Finalist

AIA Chicago - Decarbonization Finalist

The McDonald’s Global Flagship at Walt Disney World Resort has been named a finalist in AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Awards.

2022 0724 Remembering Edward Feiner

Remembering Edward Feiner

“Our dear friend and colleague, Ed Feiner, was a champion and advocate for great design. He believed in our firm and so many others, during his tenure with the GSA when he enacted the Design Excellence Program. ⁠He will be missed and his indelible mark on the world is deep. I feel honored to have known him.” –Carol Ross Barney⁠

⁠Pictured is Ed (middle) and Carol (right) during a design charrette for the Oklahoma City Federal Building. ⁠

⁠To read more about Ed's legacy, please click here.

2022 0708 AN Best of Practice Awards

The Architect's Newspaper - Best of Practice Awards

We are honored to be named as the Best Large Midwest Architecture Firm in The Architect’s Newspaper 2022 Best of Practice Awards. The award acknowledges the work of national leaders in the AEC industry who demonstrate the establishment of a successful company is as valuable as the creation of a singular building.

“Ross Barney Architects should be recognized for the firm’s longstanding commitment to collaborative and inclusive civic engagement and for using design as a tool to empower communities and to bring greater equity and accessibility to the public realm.” Coren Sharples (Principal SHoP Architects, Jury member)

Click here to see the full list of honorees.
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