Collyn Hinchey

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As principal designer for commercial, academic and residential interiors around the country, Collyn has worked extensively with project teams at diverse scales and stages of development to create flexible and useful furnishing palettes that complement the existing intentions and sensibilities of a design. Her positioning as an independent partner to client and design teams enables her to work with a comprehensive network of vendors in order to produce impartial suggestions and specifications.

With a concentrated background in art history and literature, Collyn is able to draw on a resonant set of references in order to articulate interior spaces, helping clients to visualize their ideas and connect concrete design elements to them. She is based in her hometown, Wilkes-Barre PA, where she worked for seven years under the mentorship of AIA Gold Medal winner Peter Bohlin at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

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2015     NCIDQ License 30968
2010     M.S. Interior Design, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn NY)
2005     B.A. Art History, Smith College (Northampton MA)

2008     Retail Design, Elisava Design School (Barcelona)
2004     Literature, Columbia University (New York NY)

2001     National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts / Poetry
2000     Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts / Poetry

project list

2015 - 2017    Susquehanna University: Admissions House (Selinsgrove PA)*
2014 - 2016    Penn State University: Student Enrichment Center (Harrisburg PA)*
2013 - 2016    Marywood University: Learning Commons (Scranton PA)*
2011 - 2015    Williams College: Sawyer Library Restoration and Addition (Williamstown MA)*
2011 - 2015    Penn State University: College of Health and Human Development (University Park PA)*
2008 - 2013    Penn State University: Biobehavioral Health Building (University Park PA)*

2016                business plan for ‘The Sterling’ concept hotel (Wilkes-Barre PA)
2015 - 2016    G100 interior fit-out (New York NY)*
2015                private office renovation (Forty-Fort PA)

2016                apartment, United Nations Plaza (New York NY)*
2015                renovation (Big Sur CA)*
2015                house (Blaine County ID)*
2015                house (Southampton NY)*
2014                apartment, Ritz Carlton (Toronto, Canada)*
2014                house (Leland MI)*
2010                barn renovation (Little Compton RI)*

* with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wilkes-Barre PA

additional work experience

2010                Joseph Foglia Designs (Brooklyn NY)
2009                Ferra Designs Architectural Metal Fabrication (Brooklyn NY)
2008                Josee Lepage & Tobias Wong Event Design (New York NY)

2007                Independent Curators International (iCI): Development Associate (New York NY)
2005                Fabric Workshop and Museum / A.S.A.P.: Assistant to the Director (Mount Desert Island, Maine)
2004                Smith College Poetry Center: Event Coordinator (Northampton MA)
2004                Philadelphia Museum of Art: Assistant to the Senior Registrar (Philadelphia PA)
2003                Whitney Museum of American Art: Archive / Special Collections Intern (New York NY)
2002                Smith College Archives: Image Catalogue Assistant (Northampton MA)

2015                Marywood University School of Architecture: Senior Undergraduate Interior Design Studio (Scranton PA)