Architectural Modelmaking

Architectural Modelmaking

3D Printing for Architects

The 3D Printer People can help in 2 ways:

  • We sell 3D printers suited ideally to the 3D printing of Architectural models
  • We can print and build Architectural Models on your behalf

We can accept 3D models from all the major Architectural software – if you have anything a little more exotic, please drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do:




Autodesk Architecture



3DS Max

2D CAD Users

For those of you still working with 2D CAD tools, do not fear, we can still help.  We are able to work from 2D drawings, translating them into 3D before prepping for 3D printing. 

Please drop us a line anytime on 01223 790722 or get us at

History of Architectural Modelmaking

The history of architectural models is full of wood, foam, miniatures, and the painstaking craftsmanship needed to assemble them.

The models are absolutely critical to presenting ideas to clients and communities, but are also deeply ingrained in the design process of the architects themselves.

Before becoming a physical model, an idea will typically evolve through rounds of sketches, 3D renderings, and animations. The earlier you can look at a physical object, the sooner you can understand a building and also make better design decisions.

Rapid prototyping has profoundly changed the creative process within Architecture (amongst many other fields), allowing you to create models almost in parallel with 2D drawings, 3D CAD models, renders and animations.

It allows you to give a client more ideas within the same timeframe and something 'real' to represent the idea within a tangible, physical space.