Name: Carol Ross Barney
Date of Birth / Location: April 12, 1949 / Chicago, IL
Education: Bachelor's in Architecture, University of Illinois, 1971.
Firms and Partnerships Worked for the Peace Corps right out of college, then Holabird and Root. Barney founded her own firm, Ross Barney Architects in 1981.
Professional Organizations & Activities: One of the founding Members of Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA). Barney was the subject of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's exhibit "5 Architects" (2005). Barney is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, a member of the board of governors at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and an adjunct professor of architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Awards & Honors: 1979 AIA Institute Honor Award for the Chicago Public Library restoration; 1983 Plym Traveling Fellowship from the University of Illinois: 1991 AIA Institute Honor Award from the National Endowment of the Arts for the Glendale Heights Post Office; 2005 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from AIA.
Primary Field: Architect
- 1979 Restoration of the Chicago Public Library/Cultural Center
- Oakbrook Village Hall
- Glendale Heights Post Office
- Various Chicago Public School Projects