© Christopher Barrett
For more than 30 years, Brininstool + Lynch has produced work defined by elegance, clarity and rigor. Spanning every scale and scope, the firm’s 250+ projects are the result of a considered investigation into the social and environmental context, as well as a careful understanding of the client’s ambitions. From that base, new potentials and unexpected solutions are rigorously explored and refined. Always conscious of the natural, financial and temporal resources required to produce any building, Brininstool + Lynch seeks creative efficiencies, with the goal of making the most with the least. At the macro level, this manifests as projects that directly address their place in the world – architecturally, socially, and environmentally. At the level of detail, these same projects blend long-lasting craft with responsible material choices. The finely detailed and culturally rich projects that Brininstool + Lynch produce represent the essence of the shared ideals of the client and the firm, and positively affect our collective communities.
Founded by David Brininstool and Brad Lynch in 1989, Brininstool + Lynch is the recipient of more than 50 major design awards, including AIA Chicago Firm of the Year, 29 AIA Design Excellence Awards, four American Architecture Awards, and the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices honor. With an average 10-year tenure for staff, and numerous life-long clients, Brininstool + Lynch has cultivated a tightknit, yet ever expanding, community through its built work and practice. This culture has attracted clients such as the Barack Obama Foundation, Basecamp, Grosvenor, Syracuse University, and the University of Chicago.