Architecture + Land Development

Architecture Models and Land Development Models built to exact plan specifications.

We create sales models for any large development typically found in marketing centers. We understand potential clients want to see the product they are buying before they sign. Our models are the main draw in any marketing center. Clients can be introduced to the overview of the project, see all the amenities that are offered, and instantly, get a sense of lifestyle and their own comfort level with the proposed design/construction. Floor plans, renderings, and computer graphics all give different details and explain the specifics of what they are buying, but a scale model is a primary sales tool that moves the client to finalize their decision to buy. Contact us today to discuss your project!

Architectural Scale Models | 3D Models for Architects

As an Architect or developer, your vision for your building projects is defined by detailed site plans, renderings, elevation drawings and computer design models. Even with all of these tools, nothing can tell your story better than a scale architectural model. 3D architectural scale models communicate and sell your designs whether they are of a high rise, community living project, golf course, ski resort, or civic event center. Archetype 3D architectural model makers are industry leaders in quality, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Our scale models not only replicate your vision some would swear by looking at photographs of the finished model they are standing at the doorstep of the real thing—your finished building as you envisioned. At Archetype 3D we work with you throughout the entire building process. We use your plans, your colors, your details, and we guide you through the myriad of techniques to arrive at the best possible marketing tool. If your architectural scale model lends itself to special effects such as lighting, motorized components or computer interactive features we can provide all of the expert solutions that will make your model stand out.

Detailed Architectural Models

We have created hundreds of resort models. From ski resorts to beach resorts, we can build you the perfect display for your luxury property, down to the finest detail.  With interactive elements, we can precisely light up the model to suit your needs- units at different price points, various bedroom configurations, amenities and any other highlight you want to focus.

Master Plan Scale Models

You have a large site and an equally large vision for it. Our master plan models low you to instantly share your vision with the world. All of the buildings, lots, golf courses, amenities and lifestyle choices can be seen in one location. Lighting with interactive buttons creates a self-guided experience around your entire project, highlighting the best your development has to offer. Get your audience to buy before you get a shovel dirty. Our talented model makers from our firm will deliver the level of excellence you deserve for your pitch or presentation!

Mass Models

Have you ever considered the role of a simple mass model in helping to sell or explain your project? Not every venue requires the most elaborate or expensive model. A mass model makes sense if you can sell your concept using a less expensive display. Mass models generally show architectural shapes without all the fenestration and color detail. People see the answers to their questions before they are even asked. Any concerns or revelations can be immediately addressed and smoothed over while viewing the model.

Interior Models

Look inward for a moment, it’s good for the soul. We love interior models for two reasons. First, we get to work in a larger scale than usual, and second, we get to work with unusual materials that mimic real ones. Using sculpture and 3d printing we can create furniture, fixtures — even detail items as small as plates and utensils. Check out our clever painting techniques and stencils for prints on fabric, granite on counter tops, tile, wallpaper, and wood finishes. During the creation of this architectural model in 1/2″ scale we worked with photos, cut sheets and fabric swatches from the interior designer to match every detail including lamps that light up.

Interactive Architectural Models

Getting the right architectural model project going requires a client with a bold vision. Landmark development was a unique model. Every unit in this residential tower had a laser activated switch installed on the back wall. The mass of wires coming from the center of this building go to circuit boards that are connected to a DVD player. Shine a laser in a unit and that room lights up with special effects LED lighting. Simultaneously the flat screen TV behind the model shows the views out the window and a floor plan graphic of your unit. We have built two of these tower models and several smaller residential models for this development.

Landscaping Models

Depicting the world as you can see it from the window of an airplane is also one of our specialties. We can recreate the terrain and vegetation below in any scale and size required by the client. It is a lot of fun when you are taking off and landing because the scale keeps changing. From our perspective, freezing a waterfall in time or blending the seasons together are great therapeutic activities. We have developed many varied techniques over the years to produce incredibly realistic interpretations. 

Topography Tables

We have created topo tables of Big Sky, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, and all of Colorado for various park service showrooms and museums. We even did one showing the Camino Real Trail through Mexico and into the US. The topography detail of this 14 foot long model was stunning and included 40 LED lights and an integrated voice-over narrative system.

  • Model of North Dakota Airport - by David Reuman
  • Bridges
  • Courtroom Exhibits
  • Ski Passion
    Golf Courses
  • Interior Design
  • Land Development Design Model
    Land Development
  • Sales & Marketing
    Mining Sites
  • Topo 1
    Museum Exhibits
  • admin
    Plants & Equipment
  • Ball
  • File0011
  • Resort Model Design
    Sales & Marketing
  • Sales & Marketing
    Shopping Centers
  • Topographic Model Maker Big Sky Project
    Topographic Models
  • Parasolil
    Trade Show + Marketing (Expertise)
  • Road-view

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