Brad Lynch and David Brininstool

Founding Principals

David Brininstool and Brad Lynch met while working together at Chicago-based Pappageorge Haymes in the 1980s. Previously, Brininstool worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill following his graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. Lynch was educated at the University of Wisconsin before working as a construction and project manager for the restoration of several Frank Lloyd Wright structures, including the National Landmarked Herbert Jacobs House, Wright’s first Usonian House and now a National Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The partners exploit their expertise in a mutually reinforcing manner that extracts maximum benefit from their combined eight decades of professional experience. Both principals remain fully engaged throughout the life of each project, and their collaborative process includes all stakeholders, including clients, consultants, and community and government entities.

Both Brininstool and Lynch have been actively involved in civic, professional, and academic endeavors—locally, nationally, and internationally—throughout their careers. Each of these civic efforts relate directly to design and increasing awareness of its benefits at every scale for the benefit of all. These activities inform and enhance their built work, keeping Brininstool and Lynch apprised of the most advanced contemporary building techniques and engaged with like-minded professionals and laypersons who share their broadly humanistic goals for architecture.  The partners have dedicated their lives to improving society through the creation and promotion of design excellence.