With more than 40 years of experience with projects of various types and scope, David Brininstool brings immense building expertise and leadership to his role as a founding Principal at Brininstool + Lynch. A proponent of technical innovation and a collaborative team-based culture, Brininstool has a hand in managing the design process in many of the studio’s projects, as well as taking a design lead on most of the firm’s multi-family high-rise projects. As a fixture of the Chicago architecture community, Brininstool has been involved with several professional organizations, including membership on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chairman of the Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects Chicago. Additionally, Brininstool has continually shaped the future of the field through education while teaching a design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology for more than twenty years, as well as a studio critic at numerous other schools of architecture, and a jurist for academic and professional design awards nationally.
David’s professional career in Chicago began in 1980 at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he worked on a number of high-rise projects including: Beacon Properties in Boston, Madison Plaza in Chicago, Southland Center in Dallas and Olympia Centre in Chicago. In 1984 he left SOM to become the Senior Project Architect at Pappageorge + Haymes, where he met future partner Brad Lynch. Brininstool received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and holds architectural licenses in more than ten states.