The AIA has honored Carol Ross Barney, founder of Ross Barney Architects, with the Gold Medal, the professional organization’s highest award given to an individual “whose work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.”
Barney has built an impressive career for herself with particular devotion and attention toward projects serving the public realm. Before she began practicing architecture, she joined the Peace Corps and spent time working with the Costa Rican National Park Service. She worked for Holabird & Root before founding her eponymous firm Ross Barney Architects in Chicago, where she resides.
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