5 2024 Damen Substation Update

Construction Update on the Damen CTA Substation

Progress is being made on the Damen CTA Substation, located in the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago. The Substation takes inspiration from its neighboring historical buildings through the strong structural expression and new use of brick color. Click here to view photos of the construction process.

2023 Now Hiring

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Oklahoma City Federal Building Solar Energy Retrofit

The General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Robin Carnahan, recently announced the installation of new grid-interactive and smart building technologies that make the Ross Barney Architects design for the new Oklahoma City Federal Building a national model for clean energy innovation and efficiency. The deep energy retrofit cuts energy use by 41%, carbon emissions by 3,100 metric tons and energy costs by $400,000 annually.

Watch the video interview here.

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Regina Dominican High School - Grand Opening

This month, our friends at Regina Dominican High School had their ribbon cutting of their newly renovated space, The Heart of the School. As phase one of a multi-phased capital campaign project, the renovation focuses on creating consolidated student gathering areas to promote engagement and provide flexible study and social space while creating direct accessibility to leadership.

As an alumna of Regina Dominican, Carol ’66 wanted their new master plan to be environmentally friendly and create a student-center campus with improved ADA accessibility and security. It brings us great joy to see that our future generations have a welcoming space for them to help develop their legacy on this world!

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Archello - 25 Best architecture firms in Chicago

Ross Barney Architects is pleased to announce to be on Archello's list of 25 best architecture firms in Chicago. Click here to read more about the firms that continue to shape Chicago's urban landscape.

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"When I'm drawing a building, I forget where I am."

Carol Ross Barney, Design Principal and Founder, met with Marie Saavedra on CBS Chicago for Women's History Month to discuss the impact she has had on the profession.

"People say: 'Well, should a girl be an architect? Should a woman be an architect?' Of course. It's connected to construction. So people think that's hard to think about.

It’s still a man’s profession. I say that with some trepidation because it’s changing. It is not ahead or behind the rest of our society but it is still not easy for women professionals. I take great pride in the diversity of thought and experiences in our studio, especially the contributions of our female architects, designers, landscape architects, and urban planners. Let’s work harder to evolve the narrative.” - Carol Ross Barney

To watch the interview, click here.

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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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