11 2023 Dezeen Dusable 2

Dezeen—Ross Barney Architects creates pavilion exploring "layers" of early Chicago

"Parallel Histories is a pavilion made up of small, temporary structures representing the footprint of DuSable's homestead, on a park that Ross Barney Architects is revamping where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan."

In this recent article, Dezeen highlights Ross Barney Architect's newly built structures, Parallel Histories, located on the foundation of the future DuSable Park. In conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, each structure features a question that prompts the viewer to reflect on the history of the city in which they stand. To read the full article, click here.

11 2023 Architect Magazine Word Cloud

The Architect's Newspaper—Twenty Years of Breaking the News

"Just Keep Scrolling: Five Years of Headlines"

"To remember the recent past, we’ve created a textual collage of words that fills the next five pages, one for each year, playing with the publication’s sense of humor. It’s a literal wall of text that shows a bit of what we’ve been up to." –The Architect's Newspaper

As 2023 comes to a close, The Architect's Magazine celebrates 20 years of print production. In a stylized fashion, "Just Keep Scrolling" features word-cloud-esque spreads, filled with over 200 article titles in the last five years. Looking closely, you can spot a 2022 title, recognizing the 2023 AIA Gold Medal Award recipient. Click the title to read the original article, "Eye on the Prize: AIA awards 2023 Gold Medal to Carol Ross Barney"., and to read the The Architect's Newspaper 20th anniversary article, click here.

11 2023 CRB Day Proclamation news

Carol Ross Barney Day

The City of Chicago has formally dedicated September 14th as Carol Ross Barney Day. This recognition honors Carol's recent win of the 2023 AIA Gold Medal, and a thank you for 50 years of inspiring service to the profession of architecture and the vitality of Chicago. To read the full proclamation letter, click here.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial

The time for the Chicago Architecture Biennial has arrived. Curated by arts collective Floating Museum, they define "the city is the site", expanding the biennial beyond "foam models, scale drawings, and manifestos stuck onto walls." (Wallpaper Mag). In line with that premise, the site of the future DuSable Park now features a large piece that poses questions to visitors, constructed by Ross Barney Architects.

10 2023 CRB AIC Talk

Art Institute of Chicago—Conversation: Carol Ross Barney on Architecture

AIA Gold Medal recipient Carol Ross Barney discusses her life and work in a talk and discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago. To watch the full talk and interview click here.

10 2023 Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago—Curated by Carol Ross Barney

Office buildings, places of worship, and historic spaces across Chicago opened their doors to visitors for the annual Open House Chicago weekend. Ross Barney Architects participated, and hundreds visited the studio. Carol offered a curated list of her picks to stop by.

10 Wellness by Design AIA IL Conference

Wellness by Design: AIA Illinois Annual Conference—Keynote Speaker

"​The theme of Wellness By Design emphasizes wellness not only in physical spaces, but also the wellbeing of those who design and occupy those spaces. With a high-emphasis on new technology, including AI and some of its potential impact on the profession, the conference is sure to be educational and enlightening."

Featured as a keynote speaker at the 2023 AIA Illinois Annual Conference, Carol and others in the field of architecture gathered for a weekend focusing on how wellness plays a part in those in the field and their designs.

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Railyard Park — Archello Awards 2023 Longlist: Pavilion of the Year

"Ross Barney Architects designed a new downtown park that enhances economic development, spurs placemaking, and improves connectivity."

Click here to read more about Railyard Park, and Archello Awards 2023 Longlist.

2023 Now Hiring

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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.

9 2023 Advocating for Equity update

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 update

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.

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