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Loop as Lab: Reshaping Downtowns Exhibition Opens Saturday, April 27th at the Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)  Loop as Lab: Reshaping Downtowns exhibition showcases how Chicago is transforming post-pandemic with a challenge for all: How can innovative design create people-centered development and move toward more livable, resilient, and safe cities? 

CAC's CEO and President, Eleanor Gorski, said: “Chicago has always been at the forefront of architectural innovation, and 'Loop as Lab' exemplifies our city's ongoing commitment to pioneering new approaches in urban design."

Loop as Lab opens to the public on Saturday, April 27th, and will be accompanied by special walking tours that begin on May 15th.

To learn more, 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.

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial announces the 2023 participants

Carol Ross Barney with collaborators Ryan Gann and DuSable Park Design Alliance will participate in CAB 5: This is a Rehearsal.

Stay tuned for more information as the project unfolds. The biennial will be on view from September 21, 2023 through January 2, 2024.

Click here to see the full list of the participants.


ReCovered: Chicago's Urban Tree Canopy

ReCovered explores the impact of trees – from quality of life to quality of air – on the urban dweller’s experience.⁠

Come see the magical role that trees play in our City on view at the Chicago Architecture Center through October 2023.

Click here to learn more.

2023 Missing Middle

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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.

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