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Carol Ross Barney

Carol Ross Barney, American architect. Registered architect, Illinois. Recipient Federal Design Achievement award, 1992; Francis J. Plym travelling fellow, 1983.


  • Barney, Carol Ross was born on April 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Chester Albert and Dorothy Valeria (Dusiewicz) Ross.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, University Illinois, 1971.


    • Associate architect Holabird & Root, Chicago, 1972-1979. Principal architect Orput Associate, Inc., Wilmette, 1979-1981. Principal architect, president Ross Barney Architect, Chicago, since 1981, also board directors.

      Studio professor Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1993-1994. Assistant professor University Illinois, Chicago, 1976-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Registered architect, Illinois.


    • Principal works include Glendale Heights Post Office, Illinois, Little Village Academy Public School, Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Swenson Science Building, University Maryland.


    Plan commissioner Village of Wilmette, 1986-1988, member Economic Development Commission, 1988-1990, chairman Appearance Review Commission, 1990-2000. Trustee Children's Home and Aid Society Illinois, Chicago, since 1986. Member advisory board Small Business Center for Women, Chicago, since 1985.

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors Chicago chapter 1978-1980, vice president 1981-1982, Distinguished Service award Chicago chapter 1978, Illinois Council 1978, Firm award 1995, Honor award 1991, 94, 99, 2002, Thomas Jefferson award for public architecture 2005). Member National Council Architectural Registration Boards (certified), Chicago Women in Architecture (founding president 1978-1979), Chicago Network, Cliff Dwellers Club (board directors 1995).


    • Married Alan Fredrick Barney, March 22, 1970. Children: Ross Fredrick, Adam Shafer, John Ross.
    • father: Chester Albert Ross
    • mother: Dorothy Valeria (Dusiewicz) Ross
    • spouse: Alan Fredrick Barney
    • children: Ross Fredrick Barney
    • Adam Shafer Barney
    • John Ross Barney
    Carol Ross Barney
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    Born April 12, 1949
    (age 68)
    • 1971
      University Illinois
    • 1972 - 1979
      Associate, architect Holabird & Root
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      principal architect, Orput Associate
      Wilmette, Illinois, United States
    • 1981
      principal architect, Ross Barney Architect
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1981
      president, Ross Barney Architect
      Chicago, Illinois, United States