Welcome to Hinds Hall, the iSchool’s new home. Hinds Hall marks the first time one building has been used solely to house the School of Information Studies. The groundbreaking occurred in Summer 2003, and the entire building was gutted and redesigned. Working closely with iSchool leadership and J.D. Taylor Construction of Syracuse, Ashley McGraw Architects transformed the 53-year-old building into a sleek, modern space that supports an open exchange of ideas and information. Natural wood and earthy red accents balance the exposed infrastructure, brushed aluminum window frames, and steel accessories, much like the iSchool’s curriculum blends technological training with an understanding of human needs and behaviors.
The School of Information Studies’ new home in Hinds Hall received a 2008 American Institute of Architects Central New York Chapter Citation Award for the redesign and renovations conducted by Ashley McGraw Architects of Syracuse.