AIA National Conference on Architecture 2023


A Conversation with the 2023 AIA Gold Medal Recipient, Carol Ross Barney, FAIA | AIA Conference on Architecture 2023 | pictured from left to right: Carol Ross Barney, Marlene Imirzian, RaMona Westbrook, Patricia Saldana Natke


Marlene Imirzian was honored to be selected as a moderator for the four-day 2023 AIA National Conference in San Francisco where she hosted a conversation featuring the 2023 AIA Gold Medal recipient, Carol Ross Barney, and RaMona Westbrook and Patricia Saldana Natke.

The Gold Medal is the American Institute of Architect’s highest annual honor that recognizes an individual’s influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Chicago-based Carol Ross Barney is the first living woman to ever receive the distinguished award individually.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Carol Ross Barney’s transformative projects, almost all of which exist in the public realm, which are imbued with hope and have received wide acclaim
  • Hear the inspiring perspectives of Carol Ross Barney on environmentally responsible, user-focused architecture
  • Explore Carol Ross Barney’s approach to educating, mentoring and instilling values in the next generation of architects
  • Learn how Ross Barney Architects takes challenges and constraints and recasts them as opportunities, navigating complex histories, tight budgets, and bureaucracy through a highly collaborative and holistic approach

View the full details of the national conference’s on the archived website here.