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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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Carol Ross Barney to Speak at 2022 AIA Conference on Architecture

On June 22nd, Carol Ross Barney will be speaking about Chicago's Constant Reinvention at the AIA Conference on Architecture. Visit here to register.

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Cooper Hewitt Designer Spotlight with Ross Barney Architects

On Thursday, October 28th, The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum hosted a remote Designer Spotlight event with 2021 National Design Award Juror Patricia Saldaña Natke featuring Carol Ross Barney and several members of Ross Barney Architects.

Watch here.

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Healthy People / Healthy Planet

Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 for Neocon.

"Like most architects, planners and urbanist in general, we have been thinking about the lasting effect COVID-19 will have on the built environment…especially cities."

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In Pursuit of Design Excellence in the Heartland

At the Congress for New Urbanism’s 2020 Virtual Gathering Carol Ross Barney joined Karen Minkel of the Walton Family Foundation; Martin Miller, Executive Director of TheatreSquared; and Matthew Leister, Managing Director at Gehl to speak about the role Design Excellence plays in sustainable community development, particularly with the backdrop of a pandemic.

Read more about the event here.

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New City - “Eleven Leaders on How the Twenties will Roar in Chicago”

Design Principal and Founder Carol Ross Barney joins leaders in sharing a “perfect vision” for Chicago’s continued evolution.

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