Mr. Belton, son of a Foreign Service officer, grew up with an exposure to a variety of cultures, environments and building styles throughout the world. He received his BA in Urban Anthropology from Stanford University, and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon. As the firm’s managing partner, he is responsible for all aspects of the practice from design concepts, to contracts and project management, with special emphasis on programming and schematic design.
Current projects include the new Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming and the Engineering Complex at the University of Wyoming. Major recent projects for which he has been Principal-in-Charge include the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center and the Visual Arts Facility at the University of Wyoming; the Zero-Net-Energy Wyoming Welcome Center on I-90; RockWell Petroleum Corporate Headquarters; and four new schools in Sheridan County. Mr. Belton’s experience is broad-based. His accomplishments include major additions in 1986, 1995, and 2007 to the Sheridan County Library that the firm designed in 1975; diverse work at Sheridan College; the creation of a new campus for Gillette College in northern Wyoming; the AIA Honor Award-winning Child Development Center in Sheridan, and the complete renovation of the historic WYO Theater in Sheridan in 1986 and the theater’s current expansion into a Performing Arts Center.