Architecture

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

  • SketchUp Extensions I Wish I Knew About Sooner as an Architectural Designer

    SketchUp Extensions I Wish I Knew About Sooner as an Architectural Designer

    Kyle Burns spent over 10 years as a designer at architecture firms across the US, but it was not until he started working at SketchUp that he truly understood the power of extensions.

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  • SketchUp & HOVER: Expediting design processes and reducing project cost

    SketchUp & HOVER: Expediting design processes and reducing project cost

    Learn how to leverage SketchUp in combination with HOVER's innovative technology to transform your design process and save significant time during schematic design.

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  • JLG Architects: Five tips for embedding sustainability into design practice

    JLG Architects: Five tips for embedding sustainability into design practice

    Learn how architects can embed sustainable design into every design project from the award-winning firm, JLG Architects.

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  • Revolutionizing the civil construction industry with Brasil ao Cubo and Trimble technology

    Revolutionizing the civil construction industry with Brasil ao Cubo and Trimble technology

    We sit down with Cáudia Mateus, Co-Founder and Architecture Manager, and Matheus Dubkowski, Architect, to talk about SketchUp’s role in all of their projects.

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  • Tips for Designing a Net-Zero Energy Home

    Tips for Designing a Net-Zero Energy Home

    In 2015, we wrote about the Iowa Nest, a net-zero energy single-family home in rural Iowa. This article recaps high-level design moves and shares five learnings from its post-occupancy assessment.

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  • Going beyond conceptual design with SketchUp

    Going beyond conceptual design with SketchUp

    A clear workflow and interoperable technology stack helps cut out inefficiencies and errors, ensures rigor in design, and allows designers to deliver projects on time and on budget.

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  • SketchUp for Residential Design – John Melby | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 41:10:18

    SketchUp for Residential Design – John Melby | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 4

    SIGN UP FOR THE SERIES: https://get.sketchup.com/3dbc-fireside-chat-season-2.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For episode 4, we’ll be sitting aro

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  • SketchUp for Architecture – Luis Bertomeu Sanchez | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 11:11:22

    SketchUp for Architecture – Luis Bertomeu Sanchez | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 1

    SIGN UP FOR THE SERIES: https://get.sketchup.com/3dbc-fireside-chat-season-2.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A SketchUp + Lumion + Photoshop wor

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  • Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Energy Housing

    Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Energy Housing

    MiCasa Inc. achieves net-zero energy by using Sefaira to balance building envelope performance and renewable energy generation in the late design stage.

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  • Using 3D design visualization tools with Jacobs

    Using 3D design visualization tools with Jacobs

    Learn about Jacobs' visualization process, which has earned several awards of excellence from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI).

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  • SketchUp Essential Guide for Architecture

    SketchUp Essential Guide for Architecture

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  • Using Trimble technology to streamline architecture projects

    Using Trimble technology to streamline architecture projects

    Explore how architecture firm, Design Develop, uses SketchUp and Trimble technology to run and grow the business and accelerate their workflow on a variety of large and small design projects.

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  • [Skill Builder] Prepping for Rendering10:04

    [Skill Builder] Prepping for Rendering

    We get a lot of questions about rendering with a SketchUp model. In this video, we talk through general rules of thumb when you are prepping a model for rendering.

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  • Welcome to the Studio family, Scan Essentials!

    Welcome to the Studio family, Scan Essentials!

    We are thrilled to announce that Scan Essentials (a Windows-only extension) is now included in our Studio subscription!

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  • SketchUp Studio: Advance your workflow

    SketchUp Studio: Advance your workflow

    We've been busy evolving the Studio offering to make it [even] more robust for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals.

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  • Innovative, Modern Homes in Vietnam with LimDimHouse Studio

    Innovative, Modern Homes in Vietnam with LimDimHouse Studio

    Based in Hue, Vietnam, Mai Tran discusses her unique design style combining traditional Vietnamese elements with modern touches, the Jalouise House, adaptable to the climate and location.

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  • SketchUp + V-Ray 5: A match made in Studio

    SketchUp + V-Ray 5: A match made in Studio

    We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Chaos to bring you world-class rendering capabilities as part of your SketchUp toolkit!

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  • [Webinar] Early-stage and urban design

    [Webinar] Early-stage and urban design

    In this webinar, our customer success team covers best practices around early-stage and urban design workflows in SketchUp.

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  • Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    From commercial to residential builds, Scott Miller from Remington Development Corporation uses the SketchUp suite of tools to perfect the conceptual design process.

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  • Considering building performance during conceptual design

    Considering building performance during conceptual design

    The paradox of early design is that architects have to make the most critical decisions when they have the least time to evaluate them thoroughly.

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