Celebrating 30 Years of Brininstol & Lynch Design

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 6 – 7 pm

111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

For 30 years, Chicago-based architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch has designed elegant, contemporary homes and civic spaces. Join partners David Brininstool and Brad Lynch as they discuss the projects featured in their new book, “Making Architecture."

"When architect Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe issued his famous proclamation 'less is more,' neither Brad Lynch nor David Brininstool had been born. Yet less is still more in the work of Brininstool + Lynch. For three decades, the office has consistently produced buildings and interiors whose beauty lies in their restraint: spare elegant structures that manipulate light, space and a simple material palette to create architecture of unusual grace." —Reed Kroloff

Enjoy refreshments, a book signing and an opportunity to speak personally with the architects and IIT’s new dean of architecture after the talk.


David Brininstool and Brad Lynch

Midwestern natives David Brininstool and Brad Lynch met while working together at Chicago-based Pappageorge Haymes in the 1980s. Previously, 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 Herbert Jacobs House, Wright’s first Usonian House and now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both Brininstool and Lynch have been actively involved in civic, professional, and academic endeavors—locally, nationally, and internationally—throughout their careers.


Reed Kroloff

In a career spanning 25 years, Reed Kroloff has edited the nation's leading architectural magazine, led two noted schools of architecture, art and design, and served as a regular national commentator on architecture and design. As a partner in jones/kroloff, he has advised clients that include, among others, the Highline, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Chicago, Yale University, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Government of Mexico, Berry Gordy, Brad Pitt/Make it Right, Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures and the History Channel.