A key goal of the Aspen Hospital architectural model was developed to establish public buy-in. It’s the only hospital in Aspen, that is a taxpayer-funded project, and needed to be “sold” to the public. Many of our architectural models serve the purpose of buy-in, to the public, to potential buyers, to stakeholders.
Drawings worked on paper, but there were 2 – 3 foot changes that were made clear once the architectural model was built. The model made it apparent they needed to look at certain features. For example, the entire front entry was redesigned after the model was delivered, requiring a modification to the model. The ambulance entry was too small! Architectural scale models allow developers to make major corrections before it’s too late, greatly reducing the potential for cost overruns and redesigns.