Brininstool + Lynch President Brad Lynch Dies at 64

We at Residential Design magazine are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Brad Lynch, founder and president of Brininstool + Lynch in Chicago. Brad served on our jury for the inaugural RDAA competition in March 2020. He was a wise and discerning juror with a keen eye for quality in residential design, a skill developed through his own impressive accomplishments in the field.

The next year, he entered a residential project he had designed to the 2021 RDAA competition and it promptly earned an award. We will miss his future contributions to residential architecture just as we admired his previous ones.

Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic Lee Bey has written a fine appreciation of Brad. And Brad’s firm has a note posted on his passing on its website, where you can also view his selected works, or click on this link to go directly to the single-family residential projects.

His 2021 RDAA award-winning project, Mariposa House in Malibu, California is pictured below. You can read more about it here.

And shown below is MP3, a work in progress we published in RD in 2018. You can read our story here.