Architectural Model Making Techniques + Tutorial

One of the driving forces behind my desire to become an architect from a very young age, was model making. Architecture was one of the few professions where sketching and constructing scale models out of cardboard and balsa – what I viewed as playing – was not only acceptable but encouraged.

Although many architects have abandoned physical modeling in favor of computer modeling I've kept it alive in my daily practice. In this video tutorial, I share the techniques I use to make models in hopes that the craft persists as not only a design tool but so we all can experience the pleasure of seeing the world from a different perspective.