Ross Barney Architects Receives 2021 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award
Ross Barney Architects, led by School of Architecture alumna Carol Ross Barney, receives the Cooper Hewitt award in Architecture and Interior Design. The firm’s mission mission is to create well-designed spaces for everyone. The studio is dedicated to the design of “noble” projects, without the most generous budgets or the most sought-after commissions, but those that are important to daily life and require innovative interventions. Ross Barney Architects’ best work is often for unexpected, compelling projects that go beyond architecture, and exist on the edges or in the margins where design thought and consideration might not conventionally come into play. Notable projects include the Chicago Riverwalk, McDonalds’ Flagship Restaurants, CTA Cermak-McCormick Place and Morgan Street Stations, and the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The studio has adopted a holistic approach, engaging the client, user, and community to allow a project to grow out of its place, history, and function realizing that excellent design is a right for all and not a privilege.
More information on the award can be found here.