April 1, 2016

Perimeter Gallery Closes Doors in Chicago

After 35 years, Perimeter Gallery closed its doors in Chicago for the last time yesterday.

It will be missed by many — particularly by those who appreciated fine art, leaving a giant void in the Chicago and Midwest art scene.

Brininstool + Lynch designed the current gallery in 1996, and it received a Design Excellence Award from the American Institute of Architects that same year. 


March 15, 2016

What the "L" is Transit-Oriented Development? 

Brininstool + Lynch's current transit-oriented development in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, "L", was highlighted in the latest edition of Chicago Architect Magazine
"In the past, a developer would show the site and ask, 'How many cars can we get on it?' Now we start with the people, which is what it should have been all along" - David Brininstool
Read more about the project's bike-friendly amenities and decommissioned "L" train car in the full article here

February 15, 2016

B+L and Ditto Bringing More Condos to D.C. 

With the first project underway, Brininstool + Lynch is continuing work with Ditto Residential and will deliver 22 high-end condo units throughout D.C.'s Shaw and Capital Hill neighborhoods this year. 
“We didn’t want to make a grand statement about contemporary architecture,” Brad Lynch said, “but we did want to take an individual and modern approach to subtly indicate present-day wants of open, contiguous spaces and an influx of natural light on the interior of the residences. In a city known for neo-traditional architecture and conservative aesthetics, it is refreshing to see Martin try something new and different.”
Read the full article here.


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.”


October 24, 2015

B+L Receives 26th AIA Design Excellence Award for Wood House

Last night, Brininstool + Lynch was honored to receive an Interior Architecture Award for Wood House — this award marks B+L's 26th AIA Design Excellence Award.



October 9, 2015

Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

We are honored to have been selected as a part of the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program! We look forward to helping the program promote a high level of architectural and landscape design in future public buildings and spaces in Northwest Arkansas. 




September 9, 2015

1345 S. Wabash | Architect Magazine

1345 S. Wabash was featured in the September Issue of Architect Magazine! On pages 150 – 157, you’ll find images, plans, drawings, and a description of the project written by Ed Keegan.

“CMK has been able to differentiate their buildings in the market through design. In Chicago, where design can be king-making, that says a lot about what B+L have done at 1345 South Wabash."




August 19, 2015

Joe Weishaar | National WWI Memorial Design Competition Finalist

A member of our firm, Joe Weishaar, is one five finalists for the National World War I Memorial Design Competition! He will now move onto Stage II and further develop his initial design concept with the help of the firm. Take a look at the five finalists’ Stage I Submissions here. Congrats, Joe!


July 20, 2015

1345 S. Wabash : Complete

Our newest project 1345 S. Wabash is complete. This 15-story, 144 unit condo building is equipped with 78 parking spaces, multiple bike storage rooms, and is within close proximity to public transportation. Located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, 1345 S.  Wabash scores a 98/100 Walk Score rating, placing it among the most walkable neighborhoods in Chicago. This post-tension concrete structure is LEED certified and is the first high-rise condo building completed in Chicago since 2011.  


June 30, 2015

30 Years of Emerging Voices

The Emerging Voices program of the Architectural League of New York has been one of the most consistent and successful programs for identifying emerging talent in the world of architecture of the last 30 years. Each year, from a group of 50 invited candidates, a jury of architects, journalists, curators, and league board members select eight firms. They are practitioners or firms with a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design.

This next week the League will celebrate 30 years of Emerging Voices and honor its Program Director Anne Rieselbach at an event at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. “The remarkable list of architects and landscape architects who have participated in the program is a testament to Anne’s judgment and skill in putting together the list for consideration each year, and in choosing and working with the jury,” states Rosalie Genevro, the Executive Director of the League.  It coincides with the release of the publication of 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance by the Princeton Architectural Press.

We are honored to have been named an Emerging Voice in 2003.