HDS is a collaboration between Wendy Hynes, a professional interior designer and Morgan Hynes, an experienced researcher in engineering education and curriculum development.
Wendy Hynes, NCIDQ, RID – Founder & Interior Designer
Wendy Hynes is the founder and principal designer at Hynes Design Studio. With design work extending from San Diego, CA to Boston, MA her 20+ years of industry design experience continues to focus on collaborative environments with specific interest in the design of makerspaces and STEM classrooms.
Wendy’s portfolio of design work includes interior programming, space planning, interior finishes, millwork, casework and spearheading the FF&E specifications/bid process for a variety of educational and corporate workplace interiors.
Select projects include:
- Billerica Memorial High School, Billerica, MA (to be completed 2019)
- Stoneham Middle School, Stoneham, MA
- Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA
- Liquid State Brewing Company, Ithaca, NY
- Vinson-Owen Elementary School, Winchester, MA
- Brooks Library, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA
- Maynard High School, Maynard, MA
- Southbridge Middle-High School, Southbridge, MA
- Gillette World Headquarters, Boston, MA
- Gillette, Needham, MA
- Melrose Middle School, Melrose, MA
- Regnier Consulting, Stevens Point, WI
- Batchelder Elementary School, North Reading, MA
- Woburn High School, Woburn, MA
- Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI
- The Staubach Company, Del Mar, CA
- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Del Mar, CA
Wendy was recently nominated to the Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture at the University of Oklahoma where she shared her research and explorations in makerspace design. She has additionally been invited to the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Scholar in Residence in Design Studies. In 2015, Wendy was awarded the Special Projects Grant by the Interior Design Educators Council for her work with makerspaces which culminated in a global photo essay titled “Maker: People, Places, Things”. Wendy is NCIDQ certified, earned a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
Morgan Hynes, PhD – Director of Research
Morgan conducts engineering education research in both K-12 and college settings. Morgan believes each student deserves an opportunity to engage in rich and authentic opportunities to create solutions to real-world problems through engineering, designing, making, solving, thinking, etc. His work as a researcher and teacher looks to understand and provide such opportunities. Morgan is also founder of FACElab at Purdue University where he inspires students with diverse backgrounds and interests especially those underrepresented in engineering—in making personally meaningful connections to engineering. He employs qualitative research methods that allow in-depth study of how students engage—lose themselves in the activity authentically applying their skills and knowledge—in myriad practices of engineering—developing solutions for and with people to improve the quality of life. Morgan is currently faculty in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.
In collaboration with peers, Morgan’s research proposals have been awarded over $10 million in NSF funding including the prestigious NSF CAREER grant in 2015. Morgan earned a PhD in Engineering Education and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering both from Tufts University.