Hinds Hall is the iSchool’s home on the quad. Renovated in 2003, iSchool leadership with J.D. Taylor Construction of Syracuse and 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, reflecting in design the way the iSchool’s curriculum blends technological training with an understanding of human needs and behaviors.
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.
The iSchool works to provide students, faculty, and staff the latest technologies in the classroom as well as lab environments. The iSchool labs are located on the ground floor of Hinds Hall, and all feature state-of-the-art PC technologies with dual monitor displays. Lab support is available during posted lab hours in Hinds 014.
The iSchool classroom learning environment is designed to give students an exciting and interactive learning experience by utilizing the latest instructional technology.
Hinds Hall features numerous meeting rooms and collaboratories available for user by reservation. Most meeting rooms feature an LCD projector as well as laptop and conference phone connections.
The ICE Box, a space for innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, is a newly renovated iSchool work area in Hinds Hall. Built during the summer of 2013, the space has become a model for blending creative design and technology within a community environment.
Research centers and laboratories provide a venue that supports long- term commitment to a particular research area. The iSchool hosts a number of interdisciplinary teams, research centers, and labs that conduct cutting-edge research and provide students with exciting opportunities to get involved.