• Historic Buildings of Kenyon College

The new technologies of 3-D modeling and printing are enhancing research into the historic design and construction of Kenyon College’s 19th and early 20th century buildings. Starting from blueprints found in Kenyon’s Greenslade Archives, then taking on-site measurements, using survey reports, and photography, students have used 3D modeling software, such as SketchUp and Blender, to recreate the exterior and interiors of buildings.

Bexley Hall

Rosa Rumora (’19) was awarded the Kenyon Summer Scholar Award 2017 to learn Blendr 3-D rendering software and to research and create a model of the exterior of the historic Collegiate Gothic building, Bexley Hall. Using the original blueprints in Special Collections, she researched ideas behind Collegiate Gothic architecture and what it meant to Kenyon College in the 19th century as well as the vision of the the architect, his work, and what Bexley Hall originally was used and stood for. Her precision model is spectacular. Rosa is now a Recipe Testing Analyst at Home Chef in Chicago.

Old Kenyon

Amelia Mott (’21), Studio Art and Math double major, was hired in September 2018. Using the original blueprints of the 19th century from the Maintenance Department, taking pictures and conducting measurements on site, Amelia constructed a 3-D model of the oldest building of Kenyon College via Blender, a 3-D modelling software.

Banner Image: rendering of Bexley Hall by Rosa Rumora (’19).