Trade Show

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.

999

999 17th Street Downtown Denver 9 Story Office Building Details Model: Size 20" X 24", Scale 1" = 8' Site Location: 1776 Curtis  Denver, CO 80202                             Project Info 999 17th Street is a 9-story office building that contains 93,000 square feet of...

".....your company did a flawless job in recreating every element of the actual project."

Charles Riordan, LEWA pumps+systems

"The design illustrated by the model answered all the client questions. The PUD process with the city planners was easier because we were armed with a model that illustrated near and long term changes to the campus. It’s gratifying to see a model work and convey so much information to a wide range of different people in so many different situations.”

Rich Wolfe, Lead Architect Heery International

"... the models proved to be incredibly valuable Public Involvement tools, used to clearly communicate to the public what the proposed roadway/interchange will look like once constructed. The physical static models allow the public to get a better sense of how the entire project will look and how it will fit into the surrounding landscape in a more comprehensive manner."

Jeff Bauer, P.E., CH2M HILL, Senior Transportation Engineer

"We contracted with Archetype 3D to construct a model of a proposed biodiesel refinery. The model was recently shown at the Portland Cement Association Conference held in Colorado Springs. There was no one else there that had such a display. The model was very realistic and drew great interest from major cement manufacturers. We presented to as many as six customers at a time and was able to explain in detail the features and benefits of our refineries. The conference yielded meetings with the top four cement manufacturers in the world and brought us support from an international construction company and environmental solutions companies. We are very pleased with the personal attention we received from the Archetype 3D staff and the quality of the model."

Jeffrey Scott, CTO Genesis Biofuel, Inc., Boulder Colorado

“On every development we’ve worked on for over 20 years we’ve utilized the extremely professional models that Archetype has produced. In each instance the use of these models has proven invaluable by showing in detail what a building or overall development will look like—especially in a pre-construction offering. The 3 dimensional aspect of the models is an effective complement to any computer graphics used and makes it so much easier for our customers to envision what they are buying.”

Tom, Vail Resorts

"The scale model Archetype 3D of the rollover scene clarified facts the defenses counsel misrepresented and stated inaccurately. The physical scale model set the record straight and we settled before going to court a second time."

 

Mike McCort, Professional Expert/Owner--Ponderosa Associates, Ltd.
Natural History Program Coordinator, Boulder County Parks and Open Space

 

"The three-dimensional model of Boulder County fabricated by Archetype3D is the most popular component of our 'story in the Rocks' Educational Trailer interpretive program. Archetype3D worked closely with BCPOS staff to design and fabricate the 3D model for our programming needs, including the need for materials and finish that would allow this model to be a sustainable 'hands-on' resource."

Larry Colbenson

Engineering

Engineering Scale Models from Archetype3D®

Visualizing & Understanding Civil Engineering Projects

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.

Whatever intent or purpose you may have in building a 3D physical scale model we have the expertise to demonstrate the details you have designed into it. Any project your engineers have planned–our team of model makers can build to scale replicating every vital detail.  Our shop’s facility has the latest in equipment, the space needed and the management team to guide your project through while you oversee its direction.

".....your company did a flawless job in recreating every element of the actual project."

Charles Riordan, LEWA pumps+systems

"The design illustrated by the model answered all the client questions. The PUD process with the city planners was easier because we were armed with a model that illustrated near and long term changes to the campus. It’s gratifying to see a model work and convey so much information to a wide range of different people in so many different situations.”

Rich Wolfe, Lead Architect Heery International

"... the models proved to be incredibly valuable Public Involvement tools, used to clearly communicate to the public what the proposed roadway/interchange will look like once constructed. The physical static models allow the public to get a better sense of how the entire project will look and how it will fit into the surrounding landscape in a more comprehensive manner."

Jeff Bauer, P.E., CH2M HILL, Senior Transportation Engineer

"We contracted with Archetype 3D to construct a model of a proposed biodiesel refinery. The model was recently shown at the Portland Cement Association Conference held in Colorado Springs. There was no one else there that had such a display. The model was very realistic and drew great interest from major cement manufacturers. We presented to as many as six customers at a time and was able to explain in detail the features and benefits of our refineries. The conference yielded meetings with the top four cement manufacturers in the world and brought us support from an international construction company and environmental solutions companies. We are very pleased with the personal attention we received from the Archetype 3D staff and the quality of the model."

Jeffrey Scott, CTO Genesis Biofuel, Inc., Boulder Colorado

“On every development we’ve worked on for over 20 years we’ve utilized the extremely professional models that Archetype has produced. In each instance the use of these models has proven invaluable by showing in detail what a building or overall development will look like—especially in a pre-construction offering. The 3 dimensional aspect of the models is an effective complement to any computer graphics used and makes it so much easier for our customers to envision what they are buying.”

Tom, Vail Resorts

"The scale model Archetype 3D of the rollover scene clarified facts the defenses counsel misrepresented and stated inaccurately. The physical scale model set the record straight and we settled before going to court a second time."

 

Mike McCort, Professional Expert/Owner--Ponderosa Associates, Ltd.
Natural History Program Coordinator, Boulder County Parks and Open Space

 

"The three-dimensional model of Boulder County fabricated by Archetype3D is the most popular component of our 'story in the Rocks' Educational Trailer interpretive program. Archetype3D worked closely with BCPOS staff to design and fabricate the 3D model for our programming needs, including the need for materials and finish that would allow this model to be a sustainable 'hands-on' resource."

Larry Colbenson

We Repair Models Too!

We just completed a model repair on one of the displays at the Mueller State Park Visitor Center in Colorado. 

Good as new=)   BEFORE:                                  AFTER:

The Mueller State Park Visitor Center, located atop Big View Overlook, features a scenic panoramic overlook hidden below the shadow of Pikes Peak. In the heart of Mueller State Park, this information area features indoor and outdoor exhibits emphasizing the park’s natural habitats, wildlife and heritage. Visit the Watchable Wildlife Kiosk and learn about those who call Mueller home. At the Gazebo, hand painted panels of the surrounding mountains help you get your bearings before heading out on the Wapiti Nature Trail.

Three trailheads from the Visitor Center parking lot connect you to short family friendly or long connecting hikes. Don’t forget to pick up a trail map before you head out!

Architectural Model Uses

What is your model going to be used for?  Knowing the use of the model helps us visualize the final product while we are discussing the details. Often, the simpler models will get the needed points across without every detail displayed, and at a much lower cost. We need to know who the audience and what they are looking for.

Mass Models
One great example of the use of a mass model is for a design review board meeting. Perhaps all they are interested in the relative heights of the surrounding structures. This is something that is very hard to convincingly convey in an animation or rendering. A model showing nothing but the building masses will instantly demonstrate the issues and allow the right questions to be asked. Mass models are also used for internal design reviews and study. Going over a project with a client during the design process can be challenging if your client has trouble visualizing based on drawings. A quick and relatively inexpensive model can save valuable time and instantly resolve any elements that are in question.

It is a completely different story when bringing a model before the public. When you have an audience that is looking buy, it is good to show every element that can help sell your concept. At that point, a DETAILED MODEL is what you may need.

Detailed Models
The public can be very literal. When they see a model the brain sometimes translates it into a very small reality.

Any questionable elements become issues. A detailed or “realistic” model shows every design element and color in an accurate fashion. When selling to the public, you can never know what elements will close the deal. Perhaps it is the location of the swimming pool or the view from the balcony or access to retail space. Including all of the important marketing highlights of the model is essential to successful sales.

There is room in-between these two extremes. With careful planning, we can work with you to create what we call a Semi-Detailed model.

Semi-Detailed Models
Often the premium sales tools are desired but the budget just isn’t there to afford that kind of work. We often bida project as a full detailed model only to find out that we need to make compromises to hit the numbers. Your model maker can guide you to areas that can be simplified without completely losing the character of the model. Perhaps instead of clear reflective windows, we make them from a grey opaque material saving us a layer of information. Perhaps the textures of the brick or siding are not as critical as the color, eliminating another layer and saving us more time in construction. These choices must be carefully selected and written out specifically in the bid so that everyone is on the same page and understands what the finished product will look like.

2. What size will your model be?
Don’t worry about the scale of the model at this point, just think about the size. Points to consider when picking a size include: Where is the model going to live? Will it be in the same place for the entire sales cycle or will it be moved? Will your audience come to the model or do you have to bring the model to a trade show or boardroom for the presentations?

Answering these questions will help to put an overall size on the physical model and determine the type of case needed for shipping and presentations.

Some models, like this one that we did for the Presidio in San Francisco, needed to be large for a showroom but sections of the development also needed to be taken to individual meetings. The solution was a four-part model with each section shipped in easy-to-handle, rolling cases that are light enough to be taken to meetings. After the meeting, the section could be reassembled and locked together. If the model is being displayed in a showroom or trade show, a heavy wooden case with pallet skids is more appropriate for safe travel. We have also built models that fit in a small suitcase-sized case to be carried onto an airplane for safe travel around the country.

Civil + Government (Expertise)

Civil + Government

Civil and Government Project 3D Scale Models built to exact plan specifications.

Scale Models, whether bidding on a government project or Educating the public on how taxpayer funds are being utilized, could be just what you need. Archeype3D® has done a wide range of civil project models for civil projects- highway interchanges, ports and land re-purposing are just a few. Our model makers can walk you through the entire process vision project vision to perfectly detailed finished model. Contact us today to discuss your project!

999

999 17th Street Downtown Denver 9 Story Office Building Details Model: Size 20" X 24", Scale 1" = 8' Site Location: 1776 Curtis  Denver, CO 80202                             Project Info 999 17th Street is a 9-story office building that contains 93,000 square feet of...

The Concours

The Concours  Exclusive Resort Model Details Model: Size 3 feet X 7 feet, Scale 1" = 40' Site Location: 14200 NW 42nd  Avenue | Suite 925  Opa-Locka | FL | 33054       Project Info The Concours Club is set to open at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in May 2019. The...

Lakehouse Residences on 17th

Lakehouse Residences on 17th   Details Model: Size 4 feet X 6 feet, Scale 1" = 8' Site Location: 4202 W 17th Ave Denver, CO 80204245       Project Info Lakehouse is a beautiful new 196-unit condominium and rowhome development overlooking Sloan’s Lake in the heart of...

Big Sky Montana Topography Project

Big Sky   Details Model: Size 5 feet X 11 feet, Scale 1" = 400' Site Location: Big Sky, MT  59716 Project Info Archetype3D, the expert topographic model maker, just completed and delivered a dramatic 3D topography model. The Big Sky Montana project highlighted two...

Scale Models for Museums – Ice Core

The great thing about being a model maker is that you never know what challenges the next project will bring. I live in Boulder CO, the location of NCAR, UCAR, NOAA, NIST and many other federal letters. The National Center for Atmospheric...

Riverfront Park In A Wood Model

This was an interesting project. Usually, clients ask for wood models because that is what they are used to building in school. They think it might be easier or cheaper in wood. The reality is that wood is a harder material to work with for a...

Data Center Model

Some models are a combination of architecture and engineering. One such project we recently completed is the Winchester Data Center in Kansas City. This model is used to give tours of this highly sensitive and high-security facility. The...

Scale Models of Resorts | Colorado Grand | Interactive Model

Controlled interactive model Breckenridge Colorado has some of the best ski terrain available. The Colorado Grand is a timeshare resort destination in Breckenridge which needed an exiting display to help generate sales. The Colorado Grand came to Archetype 3D to build...

Establishing Public Buy-In

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...

".....your company did a flawless job in recreating every element of the actual project."

Charles Riordan, LEWA pumps+systems

"The design illustrated by the model answered all the client questions. The PUD process with the city planners was easier because we were armed with a model that illustrated near and long term changes to the campus. It’s gratifying to see a model work and convey so much information to a wide range of different people in so many different situations.”

Rich Wolfe, Lead Architect Heery International

"... the models proved to be incredibly valuable Public Involvement tools, used to clearly communicate to the public what the proposed roadway/interchange will look like once constructed. The physical static models allow the public to get a better sense of how the entire project will look and how it will fit into the surrounding landscape in a more comprehensive manner."

Jeff Bauer, P.E., CH2M HILL, Senior Transportation Engineer

"We contracted with Archetype 3D to construct a model of a proposed biodiesel refinery. The model was recently shown at the Portland Cement Association Conference held in Colorado Springs. There was no one else there that had such a display. The model was very realistic and drew great interest from major cement manufacturers. We presented to as many as six customers at a time and was able to explain in detail the features and benefits of our refineries. The conference yielded meetings with the top four cement manufacturers in the world and brought us support from an international construction company and environmental solutions companies. We are very pleased with the personal attention we received from the Archetype 3D staff and the quality of the model."

Jeffrey Scott, CTO Genesis Biofuel, Inc., Boulder Colorado

“On every development we’ve worked on for over 20 years we’ve utilized the extremely professional models that Archetype has produced. In each instance the use of these models has proven invaluable by showing in detail what a building or overall development will look like—especially in a pre-construction offering. The 3 dimensional aspect of the models is an effective complement to any computer graphics used and makes it so much easier for our customers to envision what they are buying.”

Tom, Vail Resorts

"The scale model Archetype 3D of the rollover scene clarified facts the defenses counsel misrepresented and stated inaccurately. The physical scale model set the record straight and we settled before going to court a second time."

 

Mike McCort, Professional Expert/Owner--Ponderosa Associates, Ltd.
Natural History Program Coordinator, Boulder County Parks and Open Space

 

"The three-dimensional model of Boulder County fabricated by Archetype3D is the most popular component of our 'story in the Rocks' Educational Trailer interpretive program. Archetype3D worked closely with BCPOS staff to design and fabricate the 3D model for our programming needs, including the need for materials and finish that would allow this model to be a sustainable 'hands-on' resource."

Larry Colbenson

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design and build process.

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