Architecture

From schematic design to construction documentation, we give you tips, inspo, and learning material to bring your projects to life with SketchUp.

  • Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    We chat with Lund+Slaatto Architects to explore how they apply rigor without sacrificing speed when bringing architectural ideas to life.

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  • Preserving history with 3D model archives

    Preserving history with 3D model archives

    We dive into CBT Solutions' 3D modeling archiving project for Ilshin Spinning Co., a 1930’s factory set on a historic site that manufactured cotton, blended yarns, knit, and fabrics.

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  • Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    We’re going to use SketchUp and some extensions to find out how sunlight falls on (and in) your courtyard and how to optimize the design of your courtyard for optimal daylight.

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  • [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira1:01

    [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira

    It's time to learn some more about Sefaira. In this video, we're going to talk about how you can assign different space types using SketchUp and Sefaira.

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  • [Skill Builder] Modeling a Brick Wall15:01

    [Skill Builder] Modeling a Brick Wall

    In this video, we're making a brick wall! Sound easy? Well, we are going to take it up a notch and dive into how to create this model using the texture of a real brick wall. Tune in for some tips!

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  • Building a new house with limited space

    Building a new house with limited space

    Trying to build a new house from the ground up can be a daunting but rewarding task. That’s why Redfin reached out to the experts in home design to provide you with ways to optimize the design.

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  • Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Taking it to the next level, John discusses his latest piece of technology and how it helps him increase efficiency.

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  • Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    With expert knowledge in SketchUp and architecture, Paul shows us how he created an engaging way to interact with his city’s history and culture using digital tools.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut10:50

    Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut

    Introducing our series on LayOut! Don't worry you don't have to watch them all to understand LayOut and use it: pick and choose what you want to learn. In this video, we show you how LayOut is set up

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  • Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    We’re proud to announce a SketchUp integration with the new Scan Essentials extension from Trimble.

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  • Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    For architects, getting your degree simply is the beginning of a difficult journey of achieving a career as an Architect. Here's Adam Osterhoff's experience.

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  • Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Any 3D enthusiast can add these to their workflow to improve productivity and speed up modeling.

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  • Applying lessons from software design to building services engineering

    Applying lessons from software design to building services engineering

    The philosophy of project managing teams of software engineers effectively is rich with new ideas. Unlike building project management, project management in software has focused on the micro.

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  • Architectural Blogging – Bob Borson | 3D Basecamp 20181:04:16

    Architectural Blogging – Bob Borson | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Malone Maxwell Borson Architects Architect http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com Social media isn't going away, and for most architects, it might even seem like a waste of company time and resources. In t

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  • Build the Impossible – Dave Cooperstein | 3D Basecamp 20181:02:33

    Build the Impossible – Dave Cooperstein | 3D Basecamp 2018

    Dave Cooperstein PGAV Destinations Architect / Senior Creative Designer http://www.pgavdestinations.com What do you do when someone puts a sketch of a turtle-shaped restaurant on your desk… or a cir

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  • Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Our friends over at SketchUp Brasil hosted a design challenge where participants had to develop an affordable ‘Tiny House’ concept constructed from recycled shipping containers.

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  • How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    How to use CAD files in your SketchUp workflow

    CAD files (specifically .dwg files) are ubiquitous in the design/build world. So what happens when you bring those CAD files into SketchUp?

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  • Scaling the wall: a climbing gym comes to life in SketchUp

    Scaling the wall: a climbing gym comes to life in SketchUp

    The latest EVO Rock + Fitness climbine gym demonstrates one of the various uses for SketchUp. Read more about the architect and how SketchUp helped him create this project.

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