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The Architect's Newspaper—Ross Barney Architects is Recognized as the Architect's Newspaper Best of Practice in the Midwest 2024

Ross Barney Architects is to be recognized as The Architect's Newspaper Best of Practice in the Midwest 2024.

“The complexity of the projects that the firm has engaged in over the last few decades has been extraordinary. The Chicago waterfront is a huge transformation of the city and the quality of the execution is really high.” –Susan Jones, FAIA, atelierjones llc

The Best of Practice Awards commend the overall operations and structures of companies within the AEC community. It’s an ambitious task, yet nevertheless, a jury of experts and professionals guided their reviews based on aesthetic excellence, social impact, and internal culture at the company. This year’s winners not only ticked all the boxes, but they also displayed a commitment to demonstrating studio values through every level of the company, from design language to studio structure. What is preached is what is practiced.

Read more about the award and other recipients here.

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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.

12 2023 AIA Chicago Award in Architecture News

Chicago Award in Architecture—Student Award Overview—AIA Chicago

Congratulations to our very own Bryan Cruz López and classmate from UIUC, Tasmia Kamal, on receiving the Chicago Award in Architecture—Student Award Overview from AIA Chicago for their project Stitching Networks: Transitioning 'Scapes'.

The award recognizes exceptional student work and is given by the AIA Chicago Foundation. This beautiful study of the spaces in between with connections and greenways for Barcelona is transformative. Follow this link to learn more about the project.

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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 Architizer A

Architizer A+ Awards 2023

Railyard Park has been selected as a Special Mention for the Public Parks & Green Spaces of the Architizer A+ Awards. Click here to see the full list of winners.

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2023 AIA National Regional & Urban Design Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized Railyard Park with a Regional and Urban Design Award.

The 2023 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. The best planning accounts for the entire built environment, local culture, and available resources—modeling architecture’s promise and true value to communities.

Click here to read more about the project.

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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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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