Simon Eisinger was born and raised in New York City, and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with Minors in Acoustics and Literature. Graduating in 1990, he was recipient of the MIT Award for Excellence in Architecture, and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society. On leaving MIT, Eisinger moved to Germany to work for Behnisch and Partners on the project team for the new German Parliament. He returned to New York for a Master of Architecture at Columbia University, receiving the 1993 SOM Foundation Traveling Fellowship and the 1994 AIA Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture.
After Columbia, he worked in the office of Smith-Miller and Hawkinson, departing to travel extensively in Europe and the Near- and Far-East, as part of the SOM Fellowship. Returning again to New York, Eisinger worked at I.M. Pei Cobb Freed and Partners before joining Gabellini Associates. During four years as Project Architect with Gabellini, he worked on a variety of projects in Germany, France, Italy, and the US, specializing in high-end retail and showroom design, as well as arts-related projects for clients including the Guggenheim Museum and the Marian Goodman Gallery. In 1997, Simon Eisinger teamed up with Columbia classmate Christian Lynch, to establish Lynch / Eisinger / Design, which became a full-time effort two years later.
Simon Eisinger is a registered architect in the State of New York and an accredited professional under the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
NYS Registration: #034330
Christian Benavides Lynch was born in Los Angeles, California, where he lived until entering the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1990, he worked for the office of Stanley Saitowitz, before returning to Los Angeles to accept a position with Franklin Israel Design Associates. In 1991, Christian began his graduate work at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, in New York City, where he met future partner Simon Eisinger.
After receiving his Master of Architecture degree in 1994, Lynch traveled to Brazil on a Kinne Fellowship, where he studied the work of Oscar Niemeyer. Upon his return to New York, Lynch resumed work at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, remaining there for almost four years. As Project Architect there, he gained extensive building experience in New York, culminating with the design and construction supervision of the Cooper Union Cafe. In 1997 Lynch accepted a position at Rafael Viñoly Architects where he gained experience in design and coordination of larger and more complex projects, including the Bronx County Courthouse and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Christian went on to become an Associate at Janson Goldstein where he remained until devoting himself full-time as a founding Partner at Lynch / Eisinger / Design.
Christian Lynch is a registered architect in the State of New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has taught design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York.
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