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Expert Architectural 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!

About Archetype3D®

Since 1984, model builders at  Archetype3D® have been serving customer 3d scale model needs. We started making 3D architectural models for the Colorado ski industry and for residential developers. Our company grew to include work building models for architects, real estate, land development, industrial design, engineering, sales and marketing, government, trade shows and prototypes. We have gained national recognition as our 3D scale models and prototypes are now exhibited throughout the US.

Architecture + Land Development

We create sales models for any large development typically found in marketing centers.  Clients want to see the product they are buying before they commit to purchase. Models are the main draw in any marketing center, providing an overview of the property, the amenities, and a sense of lifestyle of the soon-to-come property. 3D models provide the client the needed comfort level to purchase before project completion. Contact us today to discuss your project!

Structural + Civil Engineering

Large-scale civil engineering projects often require a 3D scale model to illustrate the complex process to stakeholders. We have built engineering models of many projects- bridges,  freeway interchanges, multi-faceted transportation roads, and rail projects, cutting-edge bio-fuel plants, windmill energy generating farms and nuclear power reactors. We go out of our way to make the model of your project as realistic as the one planned. Contact us today to discuss your project!

Trade Show + Marketing

Scale Models are still the most powerful Trade Show and Marketing tool available.  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. Contact us today to discuss your project!

Civic + Government Projects

3D Scale Models, whether bidding on a government project or educating the public on how taxpayer funds are being utilized, are valuable tools. We have done a wide range of civil project models f- highway interchanges, ports and land re-purposing are just a few.  We have also done several interactive models for national and state park displays. Our model makers can walk you through the entire design and build process. Contact us today to discuss your project!

What We Do

Producing the highest quality 3D scale model that truly captures the customer’s vision requires a true partnership and attention to detail from initial discussions through to the final design decisions. LIstening and understanding the customer is the single most important aspect in a successful project and ending up with a completed model consistent with the client’s vision.
Our model making services are second to none. Whether your need is in architectural models, topography models or product models to display at trade shows, we can help you stand out from your market competition. Our professional model makers are extremely talented and experienced in the designing, drafting and design analysis of every project. We will be with you every step of the way, offering an enjoyable and creative process, culminating with a beautiful 3D model satisfying all of the objectives of your project.
Our incredible staff members are experts in a number of technologies, both cutting edge and old-school. We use the latest machines- 3D printers, CNC milling, laser cutters and the latest software- and combine that with creative, artistic, handmade skills. In combining multiple techniques on every project, we end up with a final product often exceeding customer expectations. There is almost no limit in what can be produced. If you have a vision for the model, we can make it a reality.
Our 3D model makers are capable of handling designs for any industry- architectural, industrial, commercial, engineering, government, marketing, trade shows and prototype models. Each scale model is custom designed and constructed to suit your needs and delivered on time. Whether you are interested in showing your project off at your marketing center, at a trade show or as an educational display, we are here to help!

".....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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Our Clients

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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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.

".....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.

Cobra Dane

Cobra Dane

Cobra DaneEareckson Air Station in Alaska Date: March, 2019 Project Type: Replica Models  About this Project  Not all models need be complex to still present an accurate representation of the real thing. Archetype3D was hired to build two replica models of...

MagTraC Scientific Drilling

MagTraC Scientific Drilling

MagTraC, Scientific DrillingTrade Show Demonstration Model Client: Scientific Drilling Project Type: Trade Show Model  About this Project Scientific Drilling needed to demonstrate their complex oil drilling system. Archetype3D was hired to design and build a...

999

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...

Cannabis Waste Technology

Cannabis Waste Technology

Cannabis Waste TechnologyUnique Travel Trade Show Model Date: February, 2019 Client: Micron Waste Technologies Project Type: Trade Show Model Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this ProjectNot all of our models are incdredibly complex and detailed....

Sunpower Solar

Sunpower Solar

Sunpower SolarSolar Powered Parking Structure Date: Decembre, 2018 Client: Sunpower Solar Project Type: Trade Show Modell Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project Archetype3D designed and build two scale solar poser parking structure models for...

ATM Prototype

ATM Prototype

ATM Prototype Models3 Sets of ATM Prototype Models Built for Sales Team Date: January, 2019 Client: The Carson Group Project Type: Travelling Sales Model Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig  About this Project Archetype3D was hired by The Carson Group to design...

".....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

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!

MagTraC Scientific Drilling

MagTraC Scientific Drilling

MagTraC, Scientific DrillingTrade Show Demonstration Model Client: Scientific Drilling Project Type: Trade Show Model  About this Project Scientific Drilling needed to demonstrate their complex oil drilling system. Archetype3D was hired to design and build a...

Aurora Highlands

Aurora Highlands

Aurora Highlands, COMaster-planned Mixed-use Community Date: November, 2019 Client: Aurora Highlands Project Type: Sales Center Model Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project Archetype3D designed and fabricated this large (8'x8') topography model to...

Daybreak

Daybreak

Daybreak, South Jordan, UtahMaster-planned community south of Salt Lake City Date: May, 2019 Client: Daybreak Communities Project Type: Sales Center Model Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project   Archetype3D, was commissioned by Daybreak...

Vintage Oaks

Vintage Oaks

Vintage Oaks, Texas Hill CountryLarge Lot Master-Planned Residential Community Date: March, 2018 Client: Vintage Oaks Project Type: Sales Center Model, Topography Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project     Vintage Oaks was a huge (over...

999

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...

Buena Vista School

Buena Vista School

Buena Vista School, Leadville, COCustom Model for Client Proposal Presentation Date: March, 2018 Client: TreanorHL Project Type: Presentation Model Lead Model Designer: Michael Steinkoenig  About this Project There are times when clients approach Archetype3D...

Sunpower Solar

Sunpower Solar

Sunpower SolarSolar Powered Parking Structure Date: Decembre, 2018 Client: Sunpower Solar Project Type: Trade Show Modell Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project Archetype3D designed and build two scale solar poser parking structure models for...

Golf Course Model Benefits

Golf Course Model Benefits

Golf Course Model BenefitsWhy Build a Golf Course Model?Selling your develpoment long before the real property is complete is made much easier with a physical model. Our 3d modeling work is realistic in its presentation, because we work with the client throughout the...

Michigan Guard Topography

Michigan Guard Topography

Michigan National Guard Terrain ModelTopography Models for Exercise Northern Strike Date: July, 2019 Client: Michigan National Guard Project Type: Terrain/Topography Model Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard  About this Project Archetype3D was commissioned by 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

Trade Show + Marketing (Expertise)

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. Contact us today to discuss your project!

".....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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