Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1971.
Associate architect, Holabird & Root, Chicago, 1972-1979; principal architect, Orput Association, Inc., Wilmette, Illinois, 1979-1981; principal architect, president, Ross Barney & Jankowski, Inc., Chicago, l98l-; also board directors, Ross Barney & Jankowski, Inc., Chicago. Studio professor Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1993-1994. Assistant professor of University Illinois, Chicago, 1976-1978.
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.