"Come to the Table" is an installation made of reconfigurable elements that serve as a platform for dialogue. The construct is a framework to engage local architects, artists and thinkers in questioning What is the State of the Art of Architecture Today?
Brian Lee, a Design Partner at Chicago-based architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, believes that architecture starts with solving a client's genuine needs, but also that it must strive to achieve inspirational results that transcend expectations. A fundamental question that guides his work is how a building's aesthetics, program and tectonics can provide meaning to those who live and work in its spaces. His hands-on design approach is focused on achieving full integration of the natural and built environment through the most innovative design forms, materials and construction technologies.