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With more than 40 years of experience with projects of various types and scope, David Brininstool has been instrumental in providing a significant foundation for ParkFowler Plus as the firm transitioned from Brininstool + Lynch in 2022. Brininstool, continues to consult with the firm on a variety of projects, including a student housing project for Concordia University Ann Arbor. 
David’s professional career in Chicago began in 1980 at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he worked on a number of high-rise projects including Beacon Properties in Boston, Madison Plaza in Chicago, Southland Center in Dallas and Olympia Centre in Chicago. In 1984 he left SOM to become the Senior Project Architect at Pappageorge + Haymes, where he met the late Brad Lynch and together, they founded Brininstool + Lynch, the celebrated practice that—in its 34 years—garnered an impressive portfolio of work, received numerous accolades, and left a lasting impact on the world of architecture.  

A proponent of technical innovation and a collaborative team-based culture, Brininstool has lent his immense building expertise to many of the firms’ projects and was design lead on most of the firm’s multi-family high-rise projects, including White Oak, 2404 Navigation, 369 West Grand, and 180 North Ada.  

As a fixture of the Chicago architecture community, David has been involved with several professional organizations, including membership on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chairman of the Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects Chicago. Additionally, Brininstool has continually shaped the future of the field through education while teaching a design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology for more than twenty years, as well as a studio critic at numerous other schools of architecture, and a jurist for academic and professional design awards nationally. Brininstool received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Michigan.