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"Come to the Table" is an installation made of reconfigurable elements that serve as a platform for dialogue. The construct is a framework for engaging local architects, artists and thinkers in questioning What is the State of the Art of Architecture Today?

Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Carol Ross Barney is Founder and President of Ross Barney Architects. Her work has been published in both national and international journals and has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Under her leadership, Ross Barney Architects has received more than 60 major awards, including four National AIA awards, two COTE Top Ten awards and the 1995 AIA Illinois Firm of the Year award. In 2005, Carol received the American Institute of Architects' Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture, which acknowledges her distinguished career and dedication to architecture in the public realm.

A native Chicagoan, Carol has developed a keen understanding of the special needs of institutional and public clients, which has produced distinctive structures that have become cultural icons.