BArch, Cornell University, 1994
Professor Hinkley graduated from Cornell University with a B.Arch in 1994, with awards in both design and outstanding academic achievement. After working at architectural firms in Illinois and Massachusetts, she moved back to Maine with her husband to raise their three boys and live on their family’s farm.
A practicing architect, Amy’s professional work evidences a commitment to sustainable construction methodologies and building systems, as well as larger issues of landscape, site and community. Issues of environmental and ecological sensitivity are deeply grounded in her design ethic, and she is constantly searching for ways to make buildings more sustainable through design solutions. Her academic research interests center on not only on the use of wood as a structural element, but on how the use of wood has evolved over time in relationship to resource scarcity and the emergence of conservation as a guiding ethic in architectural practice.
Teaching students the iterative design process reinforces her belief in the importance of that process in deriving solutions to the complex design problems that we face today.