4 2024 Architectural Record Record on the Road

Architectural Record—RECORD Returns to MIT for Second Annual Sustainability in Practice Conference

Architectural Record's Sustainability in Practice conference, part of the On the Road series, was organized in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the event, speakers offered innovative and proactive strategies to address the changing climate. Encouraging architects to confront the climate crisis directly, Carol Ross Barney stated, “This is the challenge of our generation. I think we are the people to solve it, and I know we have the right tools. It’s just doing it.” 

Read a recap of the day’s events here.

4 2024 NASA ACF Dezeen

Dezeen—Ross Barney Architects encloses NASA testing facility in unique copper-concrete panels

"For a long time I've felt that the best architecture is integrated and functional," Carol Ross Barney said to Dezeen in an article about Ross Barney Architects’ design of the NASA Glenn Research Center, Aerospace Communications Facility. Click here to read the full story.

4 2024 NASA Architectural Record

Architectural Record—Sustainability in Action: NASA's Hyper-Functional Research Laboratory Achieves a Balance Between Form and Efficiency

Architectural Record highlights the Ross Barney Architects' design of the NASA Aerospace Communications Facility. The facility plays a critical role in communication technology research to support a sustained human presence on the moon. The project successfully integrates a complex program and delivers a LEED Gold, Net Zero Energy Ready building. 

To read the article, click here.

2 2024 NASA Aerospace Comms Article

New Aerospace Communications Facility Enables Ambitious NASA Missions

"The ACF was designed by Ross Barney Architects and built by The Austin Company with NASA missions in mind. The facility not only to [give] Glenn researchers the space and equipment they need for current missions, but future ones as well, including efforts to combat climate change."

Jacqueline Minerd writes about the NASA Glenn Research Center's new Aerospace Communications Facility, and what it means for the future of NASA researchers. Read the full article here.

2 2024 Metropolis Mag Railyard Park Reprint

Metropolis Mag—Public Outdoor Spaces: Behind the Design of Powerful Parks

"METROPOLIS gathers its top articles that explore how public outdoor spaces—from pocket parks to playgrounds to regenerative landscape design—make a significant impact on urban livability, community, and environmental health."

Read the 2021 Metropolis article on the Railyard Park in Rogers, Arkansas designed by Ross Barney Architects here.

1 2024 Parallel Histories Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader—Discover Chicago’s layered history

"Parallel Histories is a monument to [Jean Baptiste Point] DuSable, obviously, but also a means to orient ourselves within the land's layered past." –Anjulie Rao, Chicago Reader

Read more about the fifth Chicago Architecture Biennial, and "Parallel Histories"—curated by Carol Ross Barney, FAIA and Ryan Gann, AIA—on view at the Chicago Cultural Center. Click here link to read more.

1 2024 IAKS sb Railyard Feature

IAKS Features Railyard Park in sb Publication, Active Communities: Edition 6

The International Association for Sports and Leisure has featured Railyard Park along with a few other fascinating and fun places and spaces in the sixth edition of their sb publication. To read more click here.

12 2023 Baer WTTW Chavez

WTTW Playlist—Geoffrey Baer Explores Chicago's Beautiful School Architecture

Geoffrey Baer, Chicago’s TV personality and best friend to Architecture, reviews Chicago Public Schools Architecture and includes our Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Also mentioned are Little Village Academy and Carl Schurz High School, masterpieces by Dwight Perkins that Ross Barney Architects renovated in the late 90’s. Read the full recap on the WTTW Website here.

12 2023 World Architects Parallel Histories

A Step Toward a Future Park—Ross Barney Architects' 'Parallel History' at DuSable Park

"On display at DuSable Park as part of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, Parallel Histories is an installation that looks back to the Haitian-born immigrant the park is named for — and forward to the imminent creation of the park that has been more than 35 years in the making."

World-Architects spotlights Parallel Histories at the site of the future DuSable Park. To read more, click here.

11 2023 Dezeen Dusable 2

Dezeen—Ross Barney Architects creates pavilion exploring "layers" of early Chicago

"Parallel Histories is a pavilion made up of small, temporary structures representing the footprint of DuSable's homestead, on a park that Ross Barney Architects is revamping where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan."

In this recent article, Dezeen highlights Ross Barney Architect's newly built structures, Parallel Histories, located on the foundation of the future DuSable Park. In conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, each structure features a question that prompts the viewer to reflect on the history of the city in which they stand. To read the full article, click here.

11 2023 Architect Magazine Word Cloud

The Architect's Newspaper—Twenty Years of Breaking the News

"Just Keep Scrolling: Five Years of Headlines"

"To remember the recent past, we’ve created a textual collage of words that fills the next five pages, one for each year, playing with the publication’s sense of humor. It’s a literal wall of text that shows a bit of what we’ve been up to." –The Architect's Newspaper

As 2023 comes to a close, The Architect's Magazine celebrates 20 years of print production. In a stylized fashion, "Just Keep Scrolling" features word-cloud-esque spreads, filled with over 200 article titles in the last five years. Looking closely, you can spot a 2022 title, recognizing the 2023 AIA Gold Medal Award recipient. Click the title to read the original article, "Eye on the Prize: AIA awards 2023 Gold Medal to Carol Ross Barney"., and to read the The Architect's Newspaper 20th anniversary article, click here.

9 2023 Advocating for Equity update

AIA Perspective— Advocating for Equity

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, 2023 AIA President, reflects upon honoring Carol with the Gold Medal award at the AIA 2023 Conference. She offers insight into how AIA is working to be an advocate of change, advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of architecture. Click here to read the full reflection.

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