Natsume Ono

Natsume Ono

Ann Arbor, MI, US

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I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in April of 2020. I have previously worked as an Architectural Intern at SmithGroup in Detroit for 3 months in 2019. Throughout my undergraduate experience, I practiced free-hand drawing, drafting, Rhino 3-D modeling, Adobe Creative Suite programs, and physical modeling. In addition, I have worked in Revit and Sketchup at my internship, and am proficient in AutoCAD. I am currently looking for full-time position as an Architectural Intern or Junior Architect.


SmithGroup, Detroit, MI, US, Architectural Intern

May 2019 - Aug 2019


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, High School, BS Architecture

I majored in Architecture with a minor in Food & the Environment and graduated with a GPA of 3.96/4.00. During this time, I took four studio courses, supplemented with theory, history, environmental systems, construction, structures, and fabrication courses. I was also the inaugural recipient of the Anne Mondro Prize, a design residency with an art professor that spanned one semester, and allowed me to work on a project of choice.

Sep 2016 - Apr 2020

Ecoles d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, FR, Summer Program

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018


2020 Wallenberg Travel Award, 1st Place

One of six projects selected for the 2020 Wallenberg Travel Award, "Alternating Duality" was a senior thesis studio project that my partner Cayman Langton and I designed.

"In 1944, as First Secretary of the Swedish delegation in Budapest, he is credited with saving more than 100,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The following year, Wallenberg was captured by the Russians. Seven decades later, his fate remains unknown.

Each year the architecture program exhibits and juries the best work from the final undergraduate design studio. Awards, funded by the Raoul Wallenberg Endowment, are offered in the form of a stipend for international travel to a country of the student's choosing.

In establishing these travel awards, it was hoped that students would engage in the culture of the country they visited, exploring architecture and culture, and getting acquainted with the people. It was expected that students would return with a broadened understanding of the world and an appreciation and feeling for the people they encountered."


Michigan Architectural Foundation: Sidney K. Robinson Scholarship, Scholarship

An award in the sum of $3500, the Sidney K. Robinson scholarship is awarded to a University of Michigan undergraduate architecture student who aspires to a career that combines the roles of citizen and artist. This award is offered in cooperation with the Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


Taubman College of Architecture Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

A 4-year merit-based scholarship from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning awarded based on application to the school.


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