Architectural Modelling Workshop

This workshop offers a variety of hand tools, woodworking machines and laser cutters amongst other equipment to enable students to produce design models

An architecture student spraying parts of a model

This workshop allows students to produce all types of architectural models including concepts, construction details, topographical models and individual building designs. Architectural modelling is viewed as vital to aid students with the visualisation of their designs and ensuring the validity of their design and the technical aspects of construction.

It is located adjacent to the architectural studios and well stocked with tools and equipment that are constantly being reviewed and added to. Students also have the option to use the workshops in the School of Art, Design & Performance, which are only a short walk away.

Students making architectural models

Students making architectural models

Students making architectural models

Key equipment available

  • 2no. A1 laser cutters
  • Vacuum former
  • Table saw / planer-thicknesser
  • Bandsaw
  • Vertical belt sander
  • Pillar drill
  • Heavy duty work benches
  • Toolboxes with hand tools
  • Electric hand drills
  • Orbital sanders
  • Feins multimaster tools
  • Hot glue guns
  • Jig saws
  • Dremels
  • Portable workbenches
  • Hot wire foam cutter
  • Perspex line bender
  • Spray booth

Contact Staff

Sam Worgan | Technician 
+44 (0)1772 89 3810 | Harris Building HB129 / HB126

LIS Customer Support Team
+44 (0)1772 89 5355

Industry Support (IGA work)

Architectural modelling


Harris Building HB126

Opening Times, Guides and Charges

Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times)