Lincoln Building

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: Lincoln Building

Lincoln Building

Syracuse, New York


Syracuse University teamed up with community organizations and neighborhood residents to begin the Near West Side Initiative “to combine the power of art, technology, and innovation with neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse's Near West Side neighborhood.” To help set a tone for building projects on the Near West Side, we were asked to create a transformative design for the renovation of the Lincoln Supply Building as an important prototype for future development on the Near West Side and as a case study for similar neighborhood initiatives.

Brininstool + Lynch collaborated with the Syracuse University School of Architecture, the Syracuse Center of Excellence, UPSTATE, and numerous local consultants and stakeholders from the community to develop a multi-use program, and to achieve a LEED Platinum rating upon completion. Consisting of two floors of commercial space and two floors for work/live residences, the goal of this building was to nourish urban vitality with a range of uses throughout the day.

Project Type



30,500 square feet


Rich & Gardner Construction


Palucci Engineering, Structural
C&S Companies, Civil, MEP
Earth Sensitive Solutions, Geothermal


2012 AIA Chicago Sustainability Leadership Award – Citation of Merit


Robbins, Mark. "American City "X": Syracuse After the Master Plan." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
Lynch, Brad, and Adam Mazmanian. “Orange Agent.” Architect, December 2011.
Krichels, Jennifer. “Unveiled: Lincoln Building.” The Architect’s Newspaper, June 9, 2009.


Magda Biernat