ESTABLISHED 1989

Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.

Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.
1144 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 640-0505

Services Provided

New Building, Interior Design, Remodel, Restoration/Preservation, Planning/Urban Design, Green/Sustainable Building

Residential Building Types

Single Family, Multi-Unit, High-Rise, Mixed-Use

Commercial Building Types

Mixed-Use, Retail, Office


About Us

Established in Chicago in 1989, Brininstool + Lynch has been bringing rigor, vision, and elegance to diverse projects since its founding. The work is firmly rooted in the proud architectural legacy of Chicago; it unabashedly celebrates its kinship with the rigorous modernism of Mies van der Rohe, as well as its sympathy for Frank Lloyd Wright's marriage of building and landscape. And, in the pragmatic Chicago tradition, Brininstool + Lynch is a firm whose work is as much driven by process as it is by product. The result is architecture that is as enduring and timeless as it is graceful and powerful.

Brininstool + Lynch’s handsome, restrained collection of buildings has won the admiration of both critics and peers, and has been described as pointing the way toward a new "Chicago School" – which is to say architecture that is an artful and seemingly effortless amalgamation of mercantilism, technology, and aesthetics whose logic was irrefutable. Brininstool + Lynch operates within this context. Its buildings are flexible, affordable, modest, elegant, and rational.

Beyond labels, checklists and trends, Brininstool + Lynch believes in creating an architecture that is both of our time and timeless – in terms of both design and materials. The firm is focused on creating work that has long-term relevance, that is easy to maintain, that uses less energy, that produces less waste and carbon emissions, and that exemplifies environmental stewardship.

Since its founding, Brininstool + Lynch has completed more than one hundred fifty building projects, representing more than ten million square feet of built work in excess of $2 billion of construction value. Brininstool + Lynch is the recipient of twenty-five Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architects –Chicago, two American Architecture Awards, four Residential Architect awards, and has been honored as an Emerging Voice in architecture by the Architectural League of New York. The firm's work is regularly featured in international design publications and has been the subject of three monographs: Brininstool + Lynch Architecture in Detail, (Andrea Monfried Editions – 2015 release), Building on Modernism (Edizioni Press, 2002), and Brininstool + Lynch (Casas Internacional, 2000).