Barrett Studio

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: Barrett Photo Studio

Barrett Studio

Chicago, Illinois


Carefully designed within an existing early 20th-century industrial loft space, the Barrett Studio is the culmination of a decades-long professional relationship between architect and architectural photographer. Heavy timber structure, exposed brick, and concrete floors are highlighted along with clean contemporary details to make for a beautiful state-of-the-art photographic workspace. A generous traditional dark room and thoughtfully arranged studio space support a seamless, yet flexible, photographic workflow.

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1,254 square feet


2020 Interior Architecture Award, Citation of Merit, from the American Institute of Architects—Chicago


Christopher Barrett