Metropolis Magazine 2021 Planet Positive Awards
As McDonald’s Corporation accelerates its commitment to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050, we are pleased to announce that Metropolis Magazine has awarded the inaugural, Planet Positive Award’s top honor to the McDonald’s Chicago Flagship restaurant.
Read more at metropolismag.com.
Illinois Governor Pritzker Announces 2021 Order of Lincoln Recipients
Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA honored as 2021 recipient of the Order of Lincoln, Illinois’ highest honor for professional achievement and public service. Established in 1964, the Order of Lincoln honors Illinois residents whose work uplifts every community in the state. This year’s Lincoln Laureates will be honored at the upcoming 57th annual Convocation at the Chicago History Museum.
You can view the ceremony here.
CODAawards Top 100
The O’hare International Airport Multi-modal Terminal has been honored with a Merit Award in the Collaboration of Design + Art awards (CODA). The artwork was curated by Theater Gates and features three site specific installations by Rob Ley, James Carpenter, and Nick Cave.
Read more at codaworx.com.
Ross Barney Architects Receives Cooper Hewitt's National Design Award
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced that Ross Barney Architects received the prestigious 2021 National Design Award for Architecture and Interior Design. The honor acknowledges the studio’s forty-year commitment to design excellence, community, and the environment. Read more.
World Architecture News Shortlist
International Architecture Award
The Lincoln Park Zoo Visitor Center was recently honored with the International Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Congratulations to our clients and collaborators!
See other winners at chi-athenaeum.org.
Female Frontier Awards
Congratulations to Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA for being named an inaugural winner of World Architecture News' Female Frontier Awards - Contribution to Architecture.
"With a career that spans nearly 50 years, Carol has made significant contributions to the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. From the early days in the United States Peace Corps planning National Parks in Costa Rica to recent collaborations with City Governments, Carol has relentlessly advocated that excellent design is a right, not a privilege."
Read more at wanfemalefrontierawards.com
McDonald's Flagship receives LEED Platinum Certification
The McDonald’s Corporation and Ross Barney Architects announced that the McDonald’s Chicago Flagship received LEED Platinum Certification, the highest level of achievement from the globally recognized program.
Architizer A+ Firm Award
Ross Barney Architects has been honored as one of the best practices in North America. Architizer announced it’s A+ Firm Award with the studio being named a finalist alongside Michael Green Architecture, Rangr Studio, Ikon.5 Architects, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, and Diamond Schmitt Architects.
Read more at architizer.com
Congratulations to our clients and collaborators on a series of awards from AIA Chicago, the Chicago Athenaeum, and Architect’s Newspaper.
Lincoln Park Zoo Visitor Center - American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
McDonald's Global Flagship at Walt Disney World - Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, AIA Chicago
Railyard Park - Best of Design Unbuilt Landscape, The Architect's Newspaper
Cheers to these exciting civic spaces!
Modern Steel Construction: Merit Award
The Belmont Gateway receives a Merit Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction in the Sculptures / Art Installations / Non-building Structures category.
Read more in the May 2020 issue of Modern Steel Construction.
ARCHMARATHON: Special Prize for Sustainability
The Chicago McDonald’s Flagship receives a Special Prize for Sustainability at Archmarathon 2020 in Miami, Florida.
Jure notes: "The McDonald’s Chicago flagship by Ross Barney architects is a gold standard example of a project which satisfies all recognized criteria for safeguarding both the physical and human environment. Its use of sustainable designs and products as well as its focus on human health and overall community purpose and well-being make it stand out as a model social undertaking."
View more winners at archmarathon.com.