Architecture + Land Development (Expertise)

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
    Aerospace
  • Bridges
  • Courtroom Exhibits
  • Ski Passion
    Golf Courses
  • Interior Design
  • Land Development Design Model
    Land Development
  • Sales & Marketing
    Mining Sites
  • Topo 1
    Museum Exhibits
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    Plants & Equipment
  • Ball
    Prototypes
  • File0011
    Residential
  • Resort Model Design
    Resorts
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Sales & Marketing
  • Sales & Marketing
    Shopping Centers
  • Topographic Model Maker Big Sky Project
    Topographic Models
  • Parasolil
    Trade Show + Marketing (Expertise)
  • Road-view
    Transportation

Expertise

Our Areas Of Expertise

Expert Model Makers for Any Industry

Model Makers at Archetype3D®  have been producing world class models for over three decades. Our talented staff  work with the customer from start to finish during the design and build process. No detail is too small to ensure the customer's expectations are met. We produce architecture models, commercial models, industrial models, engineering models, prototype models- really, we can build just about anything you can imagine. Contact us today and discover what is possible!

Architecture + Land Development

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.

  • File0011
    Residential
  • Interior Design
  • Topographic Model Maker Big Sky Project
    Topographic Models

Structural + Civil Engineering

Large-scale civil engineering projects often demand a physical display model to demonstrate the area being built out or refitted. In most cases, these models illustrate how stakeholders are affected during the different phases of a project through to completion. We have built engineering models of many bridges including the new commuter bridge downstream from Hoover Dam. We create civil scale models of major airport makeovers, complex re-routing of major freeway interchanges, multi-faceted transportation road, and rail projects, cutting-edge bio-fuel plants, windmill energy generating farms and nuclear power reactors. We get to know each project as the engineers and design teams visualize the future of these civic wonders. We go out of our way to make the 3D scale model of your project as realistic as the one planned.

  • admin
    Plants & Equipment
  • Road-view
    Transportation
  • Sales & Marketing
    Mining Sites

Trade-show + Marketing

Scale Models are still the most powerful Trade Show and Marketing tool available. They interact with the human mind in a way that no other medium can replicate. Your project becomes interesting and exciting just by having an intriguing, smaller version of it available. Whether you need a model to show off your product at conventions across the world or are standing up a sales center for your newly-commenced development project, our talented staff can design and build the perfect model to suit your requirements.

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Sales & Marketing
  • Ski Passion
    Golf Courses
  • Parasolil
    Trade Show + Marketing (Expertise)

Civil + Government

Educate the public on how taxpayer funds are being utilized. We have done a wide range of models for civil projects- highway interchanges, ports and land re-purposing are just a few. save the architecture page but build a replacement one that matches the format of others. photos should have links to resorts, interior design, hospital, shopping center, residential, museum, bridges and topographic.

  • Road-view
    Transportation
  • Bridges
  • Model of North Dakota Airport - by David Reuman
    Aerospace

Corrections On The Fly

Archetype 3D worked with the architect to make corrections to the grading on the fly. We estimate that up to 25%  of our architectural model making work involves helping architects and developers with the active creation of the finished product. Developers will sometimes look at the model progress and use this visual information to make necessary changes.

Model helps designers make changes

Good Communication through model making

Not every architectural model project is about sales. Sometimes it is important for company wide communication and design. The TriZetto building is an example of a corporation who understands the value of great communication between executives and the employees.

Presentation model ready for the big event

This healthcare management company needed a new headquarters in Denver. Working closely with their architect Opus Design, we built a small but detailed model of new proposed headquarters in time for the presentation and groundbreaking.

Model helps designers make changes

As is the case in these events, the model became the center piece of the festivities. As an additional benefit the model also aided the architects in their design choices and allowed decisions to be made in a small scale that would have cost dearly to change on the building.

A New Model Shipped: N Carolina Architectural Scale Model

I suppose that this is a sign that the economy is starting to turn. We just completed an elaborate sales model for a residential sales office. A few years ago we were building four of these a month but more recently these types of projects are fewer and farther between. East West Partners in South Carolina hired us to construct there new development called “7 Calhoun”

This model with internal lighting is a large project both physically and in the amount of detail included. It is always fun to work on scale models of commercial buildings that are out of state where we can build palm trees and let the ivy grow wild on the brickwork.

Elements of Landscaping Scale Model

The building forms a triangle with an internal courtyard. Fountains and Lilly ponds accent this lovely, quiet hideaway. The residence is also adjacent to a public park that is designed with many paths and seating areas.

The design of this project was lead by architect Stephen Ramos of LS3P Associates. A project of this complexity takes close communication during all phases of construction. The partnership between client, architect and scale model maker was very evident and successful in the construction of this spectacular display.

Let's Build Something

Let one of our talented model makers discuss your project with you.
You don’t need to have your plans finalized. We pride ourselves in
being able to work with the customer from start to finish in the
design and build process.

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