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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.

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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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Remembering Edward Feiner

“Our dear friend and colleague, Ed Feiner, was a champion and advocate for great design. He believed in our firm and so many others, during his tenure with the GSA when he enacted the Design Excellence Program. ⁠He will be missed and his indelible mark on the world is deep. I feel honored to have known him.” –Carol Ross Barney⁠

⁠Pictured is Ed (middle) and Carol (right) during a design charrette for the Oklahoma City Federal Building. ⁠

⁠To read more about Ed's legacy, please click here.

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Metra Auburn Park Breaks Ground

Auburn Park, a $35 Million Metra Station will run along the Rock Island Line. Construction is expected to wrap in 2024.

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Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing

The devastation that was witnessed on April 19, 1995 will never leave the minds of Americans. 168 people perished in the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and we remember those lost to this act of terrorism.

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DuSable Park design team selected

The Chicago Park District selected Ross Barney Architects’ joint venture with Brook Architecture (DuSable Park Design Alliance) to design DuSable Park; a 3.5 acre space where the Chicago River and Lake Michigan meet.

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The Most Existential Design Challenge Lies Directly and Immediately Ahead of Us - Save the Planet

Ross Barney Architects stand in solidarity with our AIA colleagues who recently attended the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, and advocated for serious change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reverse climate change.

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Chicago Prize Competition Jury

Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA to serve on the 2021 Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago Architectural Club Chicago Prize Competition Jury. The competition seeks to give new life to the James R. Thompson Center while preserving its original architecture.

Fellow jurors include Thomas Heatherwick, Bonne McDonald, Mikyoung Kim, Peter D. Cook, Philip Castillo, and Michelle T. Boone. Learn more at

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Invest South/West

Ross Barney Architects announces a collaboration with Evergreen/Imagine and Nia Architects as part of Chicago’s Invest South/West Initiative. The team’s vision is to cre­ate an envi­ron­ment that empha­sizes resilient, healthy and sus­tain­able urban liv­ing.



Krista Simons Gliva and Ryan Giblin have been elevated to Principals.

“As dedicated leaders of our collaborative studio, Ryan and Krista have invested themselves in our work and vision for leaving the world a better place. I’m looking forward to the future of our firm with their leadership” said Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Design Principal and Founder.

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McHenry County College Selects 
Ross Barney Architects

Ross Barney Architects has been selected to design a new Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation at McHenry County College.

The Crystal Lake-based college aspires for the new building to be “an epicenter for community entrepreneurial engagement, emerging workforce inspiration, and economically meaningful teaching/training."


NASA Glenn Ground Breaking

The Ross Barney Architects designed Aerospace Communications Facility breaks ground on the NASA Glenn campus.

The new 54,000 square foot facility will be NASA’s premier facility for radio frequency communications technology research and development. It will allow NASA and commercial partners to develop faster, higher capacity communications for future missions to the Moon and Mars. It will also house research in advanced communication for future urban air mobility and autonomous flying vehicles.

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