Brininstool + Lynch

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-09-17
  • Publisher: Monacelli Pr
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An alluring overview to the thirty-year, award-winning output of Brininstool + Lynch, whose rigor, vision, and elegance has distinguished their diverse projects since its founding.

Brad Lynch and David Brininstool of Chicago-based Brininstool + Lynch feature their most exemplary built works from over the course of their thirty years in practice. Founded in 1989, their office has become known for modern works that are rooted in the exceptional architectural culture of the American Midwest but also epitomize the best of contemporary design: elegant spatial compositions, remarkable aesthetic quality, and nuanced details. In this volume, partners Brad Lynch and David Brininstool have selected twelve distinguished projects that represent the character of the practice, at once refined and forthright.

Among the selected built works are the Racine Art Museum, designed around a collection of crafts in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; city and country houses in Illinois and Indiana; sophisticated single-family homes; and multi-unit residential buildings that explore their urban scale and contexts. For thirty years, the office distinguished itself through buildings and interiors whose beauty lies in their restraint: spare, smart structures that manipulate light, space, and a simple material palette to create architecture of unusual grace. Brininstool + Lynch: Making Architecture showcases the signature works of this prestigious firm.

Author Biography

David Brininstool and Brad Lynch teamed to form Brininstool + Lynch in 1989. Brininstool worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill following his graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. Lynch was educated at the University of Wisconsin before working as a construction and project manager for the restoration of several Frank Lloyd Wright structures, including the National Landmarked First Herbert Jacobs House, Wright's first Usonian House.
Designing projects at numerous scales and contexts, their office has gained a reputation for exacting, advanced, and elegant work. The principals remain fully engaged throughout the life of each project, and their collaborative process extends to clients, consultants, and community and civic entities.

Both Brininstool and Lynch have been actively involved in civic, professional, and academic endeavors throughout their careers. These activities inform and enhance their built work, keeping them engaged with like-minded collaborators who share their broadly humanistic goals for architecture. The partners have dedicated their lives to improving society through the creation and promotion of design excellence.

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