Antoinette Baquiran, B.Env.D
“Ever since I could remember, I have always been captivated by the process of creating. There was a show named Crazy Quilt that I watched religiously when I was growing up. I remember watching the TV, then running around the house during the commercial breaks to gather all the items to make the craft they had just completed. To my downfall, I would always be missing pipe cleaners or pom-poms, which my mother thought were a waste of money to buy. So from then on, I started to hoard items here and there that I believed I could use in my crafts. Slowly, I constructed my own "Barney bag" of art supplies that I continue to add to to this day.
My philosophy is that everything can be made into something. This notion continues to fuel my hoarding of crafting supplies and my passion for creating, which had led me to design. Designing has given me a new outlet to continue my desire to craft and create. In addition, it has also led to meeting others that have the same passion as me, allowing for collaboration and creation to another level that excites the maker in me.”
Antoinette is an interior designer at PLAY, a committee member for Kultivation Festival Inc., a committee member for the Interior Design Association of Students for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, and a host for the University of Manitoba's JAR Opener podcast.
Selected Project Experience
McCreary Road Residence, Winnipeg, MB
Nailhouse Renovation, Winnipeg, MB
Omni Suites Interior Renovation, Winnipeg, MB
Playstreet, Coolstreets Bridge Mural, Winnipeg, MB
Mabuhay District Planning, Winnipeg, MB
Xi'an Train Station Competition, China
Fairway Place Workshop, Winnipeg, MB
54 Hindley Residence Interior Renovation , Winnipeg, MB
Common Ground, Mural, Winnipeg, MB*
Signal Boxes, Mural, Winnipeg, MB*
Shutter Mural, Winnipeg, MB*
Condensed Reality of Museums in New Millennium, Winnipeg, MB**
Aging in Place Ergonomic Kitchen Design Research Project, Winnipeg, MB**
Atmosphere 9 Gif & Photography Competition recipient, University of Manitoba
Residential Decorating Program Honours Graduate, Red River College
Common Ground Mural, Letter of Recognition from Mayor Brian Bowman
Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Manitoba
Barbara Poole Scholarship
Graduate Bursary, University of Manitoba
Memberships and Associations
Committee Member, Kultivation Festival Inc.
Committee Member, Interior Design Association of Students for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity
*denotes projects undertaken with West End Biz. Please visit www.westendbiz.ca or call 204.954.7900 for more information on these projects.
**denotes projects undertaken the University of Manitoba. Please visit www.umanitoba.ca for more information.