Can you tell which direction you would be standing in the Infinity Quad if you took this photograph? Look closely! You would be standing outside of Gosnell Hall facing the James E booth Hall. Just look at all of that greenery! Back in 1962, 1 million dollars was allocated to landscaping at RIT, and as a result the investment has helped the development of the campus we see today.
James E. Booth Hall and Frank E. Gannett Hall house RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Dating it back to 1885, the Mechanics Institute was established to solve the pressing need for a school to train designers. The Mechanics Institute and its art department were created with Eugene Colby appointed as director of the department. Classes were offered in industrial design, drawing and architecture. Today CIAS offers a much larger variety classes and is composed of the School for American Crafts, the School of Art, the School of Film & Animation, the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences and the School of Media Sciences.