On the Boards: Wicker Park
A unique lot in the Wicker Park neighborhood is the site of a new multi-family residential project. Brininstool + Lynch designed the six-story, 44-unit building in response to the constraints of the lot and with the surrounding context in mind. The building is lifted above the street to provide parking and commercial space on the ground floor. The penthouse residence takes advantage of spectacular panoramic views of the city. It is the first project in Chicago to follow new zoning regulations for Transit-Served Locations, and construction is slated to begin in early 2014.
Rough Cuts features the creative processes of Brininstool + Lynch together with objects and artifacts of this fall's four other visiting critics at the School of Architecture. The exhibition will be on display through December 5 at the Slocum Gallery. For more information visit soa.syr.edu.
Enova Receives AIA Honor Award
Brininstool + Lynch's design of a new office for Enova was honored today with an Interior Architecture Award from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This is the 25th Design Excellence Award Brininstool + Lynch has received from AIA Chicago.
The Sacred and the Profane
Lecture by Brad Lynch
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Slocum Auditorium, Slocum Hall
School of Architecture, Syracuse University
Lynch will speak about the permanent versus the temporary in the built environment, and the historical, political-economic influence that determines the fate of architecture.
Amor Sacro e Amor Profano, Titian, c. 1514, Galleria Borghese, Rome
Back To School
Brad Lynch has been appointed a Visiting Critic at the Syracuse University School of Architecture for the fall semester. The visiting critic program at Syracuse is an opportunity for upper-level students to study with nationally recognized architects to explore innovative approaches and design methods in a studio atmosphere.
Brininstool + Lynch's multifamily residential tower at 550 St. Clair is featured in the new book Modern American Housing: High-Rise, Reuse, Infill (Tully, 2013).
The publication is part of the New City Books series from the Syracuse University School of Architecture and Princeton Architectural Press, and focuses on contemporary housing's potential to revitalize our urban centers. It features more than forty exemplary projects by architects from across the globe, along with commentary, interviews and essays by practitioners, critics and historians.
Pick up a copy from your local architecture and design bookstore today!
Brininstool + Lynch Moves to Its Own Design
Brininstool + Lynch has moved its offices to 1144 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
Brininstool + Lynch designed this 7,500-square foot, three-story building twelve years ago for a group of theoretical physicists. B+L took the front off the humble 1920s brick-and-concrete building, replaced it with a beautifully detailed steel-and-glass façade and completely renovated the interior. When it was finished, this project received a Distinguished Building Honor Award and an Interior Architecture Honor Award from AIA Chicago in 2001 and was featured in Interior Design magazine.
The building became available in late 2012, just as B+L was looking for new office space. The firm built out its studios on the top two floors, allowing it to expand to an architectural staff of thirty-three. Later this year, B+L will complete work on the first floor to house its “design lab,” with workshop facilities and equipment for modeling and materials investigation, as well as an “experience” space to be used for project charettes, multi-media presentations and research projects.
New Project: Catalyst
Catalyst, one of four high-rise projects Brininstool + Lynch is working on this year, began construction last week in Chicago at W. Washington Boulevard and N. Desplaines Street. It will have 223 residential units in 329,000 square feet, along with ground floor retail and 198 parking spaces. Lend Lease is building the project for the Hunt Companies and Marquette Development, and the project will be ready for occupancy the end of 2014.