Basecamp

Basecamp

Chicago, ILLINOIS

2010

Basecamp, a web-based software company in Chicago, needed a simple yet effective office space to match their “less is more” approach to business and software design. At the heart of the office, clad in a custom configuration of stacked industrial felt strips, a large central core acts as organizing element and acoustic mediation for the large open space. Embedded with quark-lined meeting rooms, the core separates the bright open desk area from a communal eating and meeting area and a raked lecture space. With a single simple gesture, the organizing core provides for the complex needs of the grow company.

Project Type

Commercial

SIZE

10,000 square feet

CONTRACTOR

Goldberg General Contracting

CONSULTANTS

JB Engineering Services, EP
Air-Rite Heating & Cooling, Mechanical

PUBLICATIONS

Lynch, Brad, David Brininstool, and Reed Kroloff. Brininstool Lynch: Making Architecture. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2019.
Brause, Caryn. The Designer’s Field Guide to Collaboration. New York: Routledge, 2017.
“Portfolio: Brininstool + Lynch,” Architect Magazine, June 2014.
Brake, Alan G. "Getting the Signal." Interior Design, February 2011.
Walker, Alissa. "For a Company That Sells Productivity, A Space That Fosters It." Fast Company Co.Design Blog, October 11, 2010.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing