Architectural Model Design


Architectural scale models are an excellent way for designers to see a three-dimensional representation and get a physical feel for how a design project will develop. Along with 3D renderings, building models are another phase of architectural design that can inform how the architect proceeds during the creative and building process.

Students will build from a foundation of hand drawing with plans, elevations and sections. The emphasis will be on scale drawing with the development of skills in line, shape, form, proportions, shading and rendering techniques in various types of pencils, charcoal and ink. This foundation will allow students to create their final scale project model in foam board.

  • What does the course cover?

    Topic 1

    • Interior architecture introduction
    • Free hand drawing tools (professional drawing)
    • How to fix Canson paper on board to start professional drawing
    • Scale drawing activities


    Topic 2

    • Free hand drawing activities and visual expressions.
    • Interior design process
    • Understanding Architectural grid vs Structural grid
    • Understanding plans, sections, elevations


    Topic 3

    • Professional coloring, hatching and presentation (project rendering) techniques
    • Plan zoning diagrams
    • Understanding site surveys and orientations
    • Plan zoning


    Topic 4

    • Creating plans and elevations for the final project
    • Creating the shell of the space in foam
    • Adding architectural details using mixed media


    Topic 5

    • Building the interior of the space
    • Adding realistic elements
    • Adding accessories and finished edges
    • Final presentation


  • Cost

    • In Studio- 2500 AED


  • Available for online training?


  • Requirements

    No prior entry requirements needed.

  • Materials

    1. T- ruler
    2. Scale ruler
    3. 45 triangle, 30*60 triangle
    4. Aresto Triangle
    5. Furniture stencils
    6. Screw pencil (H, HB, B)
    7. Canson white paper 50*70
    8. Compass
    9. Thin rubber
    10. Ink pens (0.1, 0.3,0.6)
    11. Charcoal
    12. Water colors
    13. Architectural markers
    14. Foam Boards A3 x 3
  • Internship & Work

    Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Professional Practice Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the higher Diploma.