School of Visual and Performing Arts/PAO
Wendy Hynes received an M.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is coming to Purdue after leading the interior design efforts at a Boston-based architectural firm for the last 8 years. Previous academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Ball State University and Lecturer of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She has also had the opportunity to teach at the Boston Architectural College and New England School of Art and Design.
Her research interests include creating restorative experiences in the built environment, taking certain features of nature and recreating them abstractly to replenish one’s directed attention or ability to focus. She is most interested in the types of built environments that are among the most stressful, including school and the workplace.