2023 CBS 2

"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.

2023 Missing Middle

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 Judson

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.

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Carol Ross Barney awarded the 2023 AIA Gold Medal

We are excited to announce that Design Principal and Founder, Carol Ross Barney has been honored with the National AIA Gold Medal, one of architecture’s highest honors.

Please click on the image to read more.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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