Architecture

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 tips for modeling large design projects

    10 tips for modeling large design projects

    Ever wondered how design professionals manage to create gorgeous but more importantly functional models? (Ones that don’t take an age to load up and orbit?!) Well, wonder no more! We gleaned ten top

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  • How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    A top academic in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, Dr. Nadia Amoroso focuses her work and her teaching methodology on visual representation, urban design, and creative mapping.

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  • [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework0:57

    [Quick Win] How to change your edge color for CAD linework

    Did you know that you can have more than one edge color in your model? This comes in handy when tracing over CAD linework in SketchUp. Follow along as we show you how to do this! Get more awesome tip

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  • Design at Starbucks: Brewing the right stuff

    Design at Starbucks: Brewing the right stuff

    Starbucks' approach to design and decision-making with managing director of design David Daniels.

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  • How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    Architecture firms are innovating by integrating new technologies into their every day practices. Find out more about these technologies here.

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  • Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    The third design brief in our series on High-Performance Design: learn how analysis revealed strategies for our case study design.

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  • Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Ever wondered how to go about optimising your building envelope? We’ve set out 5 steps every architect can follow to achieve a high-performance facade.

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