10 2023 CRB AIC Talk

Art Institute of Chicago—Conversation: Carol Ross Barney on Architecture

AIA Gold Medal recipient Carol Ross Barney discusses her life and work in a talk and discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago. To watch the full talk and interview click here.

10 2023 Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago—Curated by Carol Ross Barney

Office buildings, places of worship, and historic spaces across Chicago opened their doors to visitors for the annual Open House Chicago weekend. Ross Barney Architects participated, and hundreds visited the studio. Carol offered a curated list of her picks to stop by.

10 Wellness by Design AIA IL Conference

Wellness by Design: AIA Illinois Annual Conference—Keynote Speaker

"​The theme of Wellness By Design emphasizes wellness not only in physical spaces, but also the wellbeing of those who design and occupy those spaces. With a high-emphasis on new technology, including AI and some of its potential impact on the profession, the conference is sure to be educational and enlightening."

Featured as a keynote speaker at the 2023 AIA Illinois Annual Conference, Carol and others in the field of architecture gathered for a weekend focusing on how wellness plays a part in those in the field and their designs.

9 2023 CAC Designing Futures

Designing Futures: An Evening Honoring Carol Ross Barney

Our very own AIA Gold Medal Recipient Carol Ross Barney was honored at the Designing Futures event hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center. Attendees celebrated Carol's achievements while also supporting CAC's free Design Education Programs.

9 2023 AIA Finalists

AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award Finalist

"The new 3 million square feet, Multi-Modal Terminal at O’Hare International Airport is a welcoming gateway to Chicago. Connected to the airline terminals by an extension of the Airport Transit System (people mover), it is a soaring, sun-filled terminal that serves rental car companies, suburban train services, and regional buses."

Ross Barney Architects is announced as an AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award Finalist for the O'Hare International Airport, Multi Modal Terminal. Join us at Designight 2023 on Thursday, September 28, 2023 as we celebrate this award and find out if we have won the Citation of Merit or the top Honor Award.⁠ Click here for more information on Designight 2023 and other Award Finalists.

2023 AIC CRB Conversation

Conversation: Carol Ross Barney on Architecture

The Art Institute of Chicago hosted Carol for a conversation about her life and work, alongside Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Curator of Architecture and Design, Jen Masengarb, executive director of AIA Chicago, and Eleanor Gorski, CEO and president of the Chicago Architecture Center.

2023 A23

AIA '23 Conference on Architecture

Join us in San Francisco as we celebrate Carol's 2023 AIA Gold Medal with our firm, colleagues, and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone at the following events:


2023 LATSIS Symposium

“I feel empowered when I work for my community. I feel like I can be an advocate and make decisions because I am a citizen architect and build for it.” – Carol Ross Barney at the 2023 LATSIS Symposium

Carol and an international group of world-renowned women practitioners discussed goals, strategies and the impact of innovation in design by architectural practices led by women at the symposium, Affirming Actions, in Lausanne, Switzerland, organized by Professor Paolo Tombesi of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The symposium engages with diverse regions of the world and modes of practice whilst emphasizing intellectual energy, entrepreneurial spirit and eventual achievements of the architects.

Click here to watch the presentation.

2022 AR Innovation Conference

Architectural Record - Carol Ross Barney at the Innovation Conference

Join Carol Ross Barney, Founder and Design Principal of Ross Barney Architects at the Architectural Record Innovation Conference on October 19 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York.

Carol’s presentation focuses how making the livable, sustainable cities of the future will require new, innovative infrastructure. Although transit, utilities and public ways are not generally considered to be places for architectural or design interventions, they are important opportunities that we cannot afford to overlook.

Click here to register for the event.

2022 1011 The Modern AIAFW CRB Lecture

FWAIA Annual Design Awards - Presentation at The Modern

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA, is presenting “The Spaces in Between: The architecture of infrastructure” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Tuesday, October 11th.

This presentation is part of FWAIA Annual Design Awards, which The Modern and Fort Worth AIA collaborate together on. Carol is lead juror for this year’s awards along with Candid Rogers and Scott Magic.

To learn more and for a link to the live stream, please click here.

2022 0601 Metropolis Sustainability Lab Neo Con

Metropolis - Sustainability Lab at Neo Con

Register now to join the conversation with Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA at the Sustainability Lab.

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Carol Ross Barney Announced as University of Illinois School of Architecture's Spring 2022 Pelli Distinguished Lecturer

The University Of Illinois School Of Architecture is pleased to announce alumna Carol Ross Barney as the spring 2022 Pelli Distinguished Lecturer. Her lecture will take place via Zoom on Monday, May 2, at 6 pm CDT. Visit here to register.

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