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I am Antoinette D. Belson, a graduate student in the M. Arch program at Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. My experience working with computer software includes the Adobe Creative Suite package of software, notably: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator as well as a range of architecture software packages including, but not limited to: AutoCAD, Autodesk 3-D Max, V-Ray Rendering, Rhinoceros, and Revit. I have extensive academic experience in physical model construction, extending to working with laser cutters. I also have experience with furniture making.
My interest in design includes housing for diverse environments and impacting as many people as possible with better design. I am interested in exploring historic renovation and adaption of what is currently there for a new purpose. I aim to learn about a person's spatial understanding through exploration through scale, compression, and circulation. Having studied in Denmark, I am been influenced by Scandinavian design. I am interested in designs based on the interrelationship of economics, politics, environment and function.
Belson Design Architects, Design Intern
Acted as a researcher and conceptual designer for student life and student residence initiatives for Hamilton College, documenting how changing uses impact the sustainable design of building exteriors including windows and curtain walls.
Acted as researcher and Auto CAD specialist for site improvements for the SUNY Purchase College renovation of the President’s House, known as Beechwood, a classical colonial revival mansion built in 1919. This important house is being renovated in conformance with the Guidelines of the Secretary of the Interior, under review by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). New replacement systems will follow the protocol of the US Green Building Council.
For the Hoge Annex at the Scribner Library, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, acted as a researcher and programmer for the planning of archival storage and reference materials. Also designed the layouts of the marketing submittals for project proposals.
Denison University Admissions, Granville, OH, US, Senior Interview and Assistant Event Coordinator
A Senior Interviewer meets with prospective Denison students and their parents to help guide them through the Denison admissions process. Assisted with admission open houses, summer scholars luncheons, and social events for students.
The Ohio State University, MArch, Masters of Architecture
Denison University, Bachelors, IDM Architectural Studies
Featured on Karamba3D’s website as a design member of the 2013 Figural Studies Workshop held at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus Ohio
Bronson Roy and Mary Faye Magee Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013, Scholarship
Established in 2004 with a gift from the estate of Betty Magee Baird in memory of her parents, Bronson Roy and Mary Faye Magee, to provide a scholarship for graduate architecture student from Cleveland, Ohio, and has maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Data Visualization Competition, 2nd Place
Finalist for Data Visualization Competition, Columbus OH, 2012
“Flight and Economic Development”
Global Flight Network with Alyson Klenke
George A. Van Neil Scholarship Competition, Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention, George A. Van Neil Scholarship Competition, 2012
“Oh the Places You’ll Go, 9 Gems of Ohio State”, Miniature Golf Course
Columbus Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute
Richard Scott Smith Memorial Award Recipient, 2011-2012, Scholarship
Established in 1981 with gifts from family and friends of Richard Scott Smith (B Arch 1933) to provide a scholarship for a student in the architecture section. Scholarship is awarded to a student who has active leadership qualities.
Finalist for IMI/ OSU Masonry Design Competition 2011, Columbus OH, Honorable Mention
International Masonry Institute / Ohio State University Masonry Design Competition 2011, Columbus OH
Earth Science Gallery
Convey the tectonic and spatial possibilities of the construction systems which make up your design. Detail models are not used as part of the construction document process, but they are used to explore how building systems might have an architectural presence. Build your detail model at 1/2” = 1’-0”. The smaller scale (relative to the wall section) should allow you to concentrate more on the overall form of the design and its general material qualities, rather than specific. The model should be a cut of a portion of your overall building design; it must include at least one exterior wall. It should include construction from foundation to parapet level. You should design it in such a way as to best show both the formal and constructional aspects of your design.