Lincoln Building at Syracuse University

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: Lincoln Building

Lincoln Building at Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York


As part of the Near West Side Initiative at Syracuse University, Brininstool + Lynch was tasked with prototyping the future of development in the area. A full renovation of the former Lincoln Supply Building, the project was a collaboration between the office, Syracuse University School of Architecture, The Syracuse Center of Excellence, UPSTATE, and numerous community consultants and stakeholders. The multi-use building embraces its industrial past while incorporating bright finely detailed spaces. From board form to polished and painted to raw, concrete and steel are deployed in varied surface finishes. Integrated into the design, gray and black-water systems use passive and active technologies to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.

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