December 30, 2015
B+L Working as Associate Architect to DS+R for the Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
Brininstool + Lynch is currently working with Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) as the associate architect for the David M. Rubenstein Forum, a new facility for convening and collaboration to be located at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street. Targeted for completion in 2018, the Rubenstein Forum will host conferences, workshops, lectures, ceremonies and other gatherings.
This is DS+R’s first building in Chicago, and as such, they reached out to Brininstool + Lynch for their experience and expertise in building projects in Chicago. “It is an honor to be working with such an exceptional talent as DS+R,” said B+L principal Brad Lynch, “they have a wonderful team, and we truly enjoy our working relationship. It is a very exciting project.”
“As our first building in Chicago, the Rubenstein Forum presents a unique challenge: to imagine a contemporary place of discourse for all of the University’s constituent departments and institutes as well as invited scholars and dignitaries from around the world,” said DS+R founding partner Elizabeth Diller. “The new building will combine a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. The Forum’s unique position on the Midway will allow for expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.”