5 2024 Du Sable Park Alliance

DuSable Park Design Alliance: Interim Community Meeting Thursday, May 16 at 6 PM

The DuSable Park Design Alliance hosting a virtual public community meeting Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6 PM, presenting updates to the park concept. Registration is required, click here to sign up and receive the Zoom link.

DuSable Park is located at the mouth of the Chicago River in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Building on the 2006 Framework Plan, the DPDA team has been busy in the past months developing the park concept. We look forward to sharing the park design concept with you.

5 2024 World Architecture News Article

World Architecture News—Judges Share Thoughts on the Americas Shortlist

"The WAN Awards Americas judging panel includes veteran architect Carol Ross Barney, founder and design principal of Ross Barney Architects. The Chicago-based architect (pictured below), recipient of the 2023 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, was pleased to see so many projects that considered the future of the planet."

To read the full World Architecture News article featuring Carol, click here.

5 2024 Damen Substation Update

Construction Update on the Damen CTA Substation

Progress is being made on the Damen CTA Substation, located in the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago. The Substation takes inspiration from its neighboring historical buildings through the strong structural expression and new use of brick color. Click here to view photos of the construction process.

4 2024 Mc Henry Construction Time Lapse

August 2023 – March 2024 Construction Time-lapse: McHenry County College, Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation

The George Sollitt Construction Company shares a time-lapse video of the progress made on the Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation at McHenry County College. Click here to view footage of the construction process from August 2023 to March 2024. To learn more about the McHenry County College project, click here.

4 2024 CAC LOOP as lab

Loop as Lab: Reshaping Downtowns Exhibition Opens Saturday, April 27th at the Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)  Loop as Lab: Reshaping Downtowns exhibition showcases how Chicago is transforming post-pandemic with a challenge for all: How can innovative design create people-centered development and move toward more livable, resilient, and safe cities? 

CAC's CEO and President, Eleanor Gorski, said: “Chicago has always been at the forefront of architectural innovation, and 'Loop as Lab' exemplifies our city's ongoing commitment to pioneering new approaches in urban design."

Loop as Lab opens to the public on Saturday, April 27th, and will be accompanied by special walking tours that begin on May 15th.

To learn more, click here

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4 2024 Architectural Record Record on the Road

Architectural Record—RECORD Returns to MIT for Second Annual Sustainability in Practice Conference

Architectural Record's Sustainability in Practice conference, part of the On the Road series, was organized in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the event, speakers offered innovative and proactive strategies to address the changing climate. Encouraging architects to confront the climate crisis directly, Carol Ross Barney stated, “This is the challenge of our generation. I think we are the people to solve it, and I know we have the right tools. It’s just doing it.” 

Read a recap of the day’s events here.

4 2024 Dallas Architecture Forum

Carol Ross Barney is a featured speaker at the Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture Series, Wednesday April 24, 2024 7 pm

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit organization that explores the significance of design in our everyday lives, offering dynamic programming focused on contemporary trends in architecture and related disciplines. Learn more about the lecture here

The event is free for Forum Members with General Admission Tickets Available At the Door and AIA CES Credit is Available.

4 2024 NASA ACF Dezeen

Dezeen—Ross Barney Architects encloses NASA testing facility in unique copper-concrete panels

"For a long time I've felt that the best architecture is integrated and functional," Carol Ross Barney said to Dezeen in an article about Ross Barney Architects’ design of the NASA Glenn Research Center, Aerospace Communications Facility. Click here to read the full story.

4 2024 Architectural Record Record on the Road

Architectural Record: Sustainability in Practice

Record on the Road Boston will be held April 17th, featuring Carol as a speaker. This special half-day event, organized by Architectural Record in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offers a “master class” in sustainable design and how to make it an integral part of a firm’s DNA, led by architects who have been doing just that for decades.

For more information and to register click here.

4 2024 NASA Architectural Record

Architectural Record—Sustainability in Action: NASA's Hyper-Functional Research Laboratory Achieves a Balance Between Form and Efficiency

Architectural Record highlights the Ross Barney Architects' design of the NASA Aerospace Communications Facility. The facility plays a critical role in communication technology research to support a sustained human presence on the moon. The project successfully integrates a complex program and delivers a LEED Gold, Net Zero Energy Ready building. 

To read the article, click here.

3 2024 CWA Award

Carol Ross Barney Recognized as 2024 Chicago Women in Architecture Lifetime Achievement Awardee

“In January 1974, the time was right and Chicago Women in Architecture turned out to be a dynamic group. They’re still in existence today, which is really remarkable when you think about it, that it’s going for that long.” Wrote Carol when reflecting on founding Chicago Women in Architecture 50 years ago! 

Recognizing Carol's impressive career, the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to outstanding women who have made significant contributions as members of Chicago Women in Architecture and have advocated for women architects' issues. 

Later this summer, Carol will deliver a lecture and receive this honor at the Opening Reception to CWA’s 50th Anniversary Exhibit at the CAC. Annie and Lena are collaborating on the exhibit with the CWA and CAC.

Click here to read Carol's letter on the CWA and learn more about the award.

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