About the Woodrow Wilson School: Wallace Hall

Oct 7, 2001
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The Woodrow Wilson School occupies three buildings on campus. Robertson Hall is the School's headquarters, Bendheim Hall houses the Center of International Studies, and Wallace Hall is the home of the School's library and many of its research programs.

Wallace Hall is an innovative structure,which juxtaposes granite, slate, limestone andglass elements to form a dramatic space in which to house many of the major research centers and programs of the Woodrow Wilson School. The building was designed by the noted architectural firm of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and was dedicated in October, 2000. 

Wallace Hall is home to the Office of Population Research, the Center for Migration and Development; the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child-Wellbeing; the Program in Law and Public Affairs; the Research Program in Development Studies; and the Center for Health and Wellbeing. It is also home to the University’s Sociology department. 

The glass-walled library, named after former Dean Donald E. Stokes, combines the collections of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Officeof Population Research. The library is equipped with modern electronic research capabilities. Each seat in the library, and in classrooms throughout the building, is equipped with power and data ports for laptop computers. The lower level of Wallace Hall also features plasma display screens for viewing simulcasts of lectures, television programs, or the Internet.