2022 0914 Fast Company Innovation By Design Railyard

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.

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.

2022 0816 AIA Chicago Decarbonization Finalist

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.

2022 0708 AN Best of Practice Awards

The Architect's Newspaper - Best of Practice Awards

We are honored to be named as the Best Large Midwest Architecture Firm in The Architect’s Newspaper 2022 Best of Practice Awards. The award acknowledges the work of national leaders in the AEC industry who demonstrate the establishment of a successful company is as valuable as the creation of a singular building.

“Ross Barney Architects should be recognized for the firm’s longstanding commitment to collaborative and inclusive civic engagement and for using design as a tool to empower communities and to bring greater equity and accessibility to the public realm.” Coren Sharples (Principal SHoP Architects, Jury member)

Click here to see the full list of honorees.
2022 0624 Crains 2022 Sustainability

Crain's - 2022 Notable Leaders in Sustainability

Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA has been named as one of the notable leaders in sustainability.

2022 0616 MCHAP Outstanding Projects

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize - "Outstanding " Projects

McDonald's Global Flagship Chicago has been shortlisted as one of the 38 "outstanding" projects for Cycle 4 of Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP).

2022 0524 Architizer A Awards

Architizer A+ Awards 2022

McDonald's Chicago Flagship has been selected as a Special Mention for the Restaurants (L>100sqft) category of the Architizer A+ Awards. Click here to see the full list of winners.
Worlds Most Innovative Companies 2022

Fast Company - World's Most Innovative Company

Ross Barney Architects named one of 2022's Most Innovative Companies for "energizing Rogers, Arkansas, with a new park project and McDonald's restaurants with net-zero design". Read more here.

Planet Positive Awards 2021

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.

Lincoln Academy of Illinois 2021

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.

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