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katherine wilson Play Retreat Create Cycle Relax Live Illustrate Reflect

William Smith College Class of 2008

Inspired by the astrological signs of Male and Female, two forms that can stand on their own but can join to become one, each piece of the set has a Male-Female counterpart.

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Chess is a skilled game between two opposing sides. Blocks define form and space, marriage of the two create play.

A journey back to the beginning puts distance between oneself and the disaster

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Space created for relief workers of Hurricane Katrina to decompress emotionally and physically.

A process that is as worthy as the finished product.

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Independent study projects demonstrate a love for materials and pushing their limits.

Materials suggest each building’s purpose and roofs are slanted to optimize light in a place where light is seasonally sparse.

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For cyclers to eat, shop, and fix at a site located in the entrance to Copenhagen’s largest park.

Find comfort in ones skin by shedding layers slowly on a journey to the apex of relaxation.

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A sauna stimulates reflection and relaxation in nature.

Inspired by the adjacent river in Copenhagen, Denmark, the dorm space plays with light. Its open but spatially organized.

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A freestanding residence defined in a 5x5x5 meter space for a student to live, work, and play.

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Illlustrate Collection of my still lifes, and other art coursework

Early furniture work enabled reflection of different materials and the design process. The legs of this table double as cup holders made from PVC pipes. The table top is tile mosaic style. Sturdy plywood gives structure.

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handpainted Tibetian Buddhist Mandala

katherine wilson EDUCATION William Smith College Geneva, NY Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies Anticipated May 2008 Minors: Mathematics, Art Studio GPA: 3.35 Study Abroad: Copenhagen, Denmark-Architecture and Design Program (Fall 2006) RELATED COURSEWORK • Three-Dimensional Design • Drawing & Drafting • Principles of Design Studio • Architecture Foundations Studio • Digital Design Journal • Advanced Furniture Design

Present: Hobart and William Smith Colleges • 3593 Scandling Center • Geneva, NY 14456 Permanent: 103 Woodville Alton Road • Hope Valley, RI 02832 • (401) 864 8424

HONORS PROJECT • A study combining majors and minors to design furniture controlled by mathematical theory HONORS • Faculty Scholarship Recipient (Fall 2004- Present) • Dean’s List Fall (2005-Present) • Chrissie Jurzak Coach’s Award (Spring 2005) • Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (2006) SKILLS Computer: Proficient in Auto CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Java Programming Other: Model Building, Drafting/ Technical Drawing, Perspective Drawing EXPERIENCE Mathematics Department, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY Teaching Assistant Present • Assist professor of pre-calculus course with 12 students in labs and hold study sessions before exams Block Island Club Block Island, RI Waterfront Director Summer 2007- present • Responsible for waterfront activity including teaching all sailing lessons daily for both adult and children • Manage staff of six instructors and maintain facilities including 21Optis, 6 420s, 2 Sunfish, & 6 motorboats • Planner of hosting regattas and arranging off island racing events Camp Wawenock Raymond, ME Head of Windsurfing and Sailing Summer 2005 • Taught windsurfing and sailing while managing staff and equipment • Responsible for seven girls ages 9-16 in cabins for eight weeks Counselor Summer 2004-2003 • Taught archery, sailing, and swimming while living in the cabins with the girls ACTIVITIES Hobart and William Smith Sailing • 2005 Two time National Champions for Dinghy and Team Racing

Fall 2004-Present

Architecture Society, Treasurer & Co-refounder Spring 2007- Present • Meet to watch movies, listen to speakers and plan a charette weekend for alumni • Treasurer proposes the budget to the school, manages the money, and plans fundraisers Stewardson Society Spring 2007-Present • Committee of eight, which raises money for the senior gift allocation through events for Class of 2008

Kate F Wilson's Portfolio  

A compliation of my undergraduate work in Architecture, Art, and Graphics at Hobart & William Smith Colleges