Case Study: Aspen Hospital

Establishing Public Buy-in

Establishing Public Buy-in

A key goal of the Aspen Hospital architectural model was developed to establish public buy-in. It’s the only hospital in Aspen, a tax payer funded project, and needed to be “sold” to the public. Many of our architectural models serve the purpose of... read more
The Importance of Details

The Importance of Details

The goal of any architectural model is to help stakeholders see the big picture of the final product. The key to evoking this feeling of “being there” is in the details. This model project included many details – flowers, vehicles, painted parking... read more
Make Room for the Ambulances

Make Room for the Ambulances

Drawings worked on paper, but there were 2 – 3 foot changes that were made clear once the architectural model was built. The model made it apparent they needed to look at certain features. For example, the entire front entry was redesigned after the model was... read more
Retrofit around Existing Structure

Retrofit around Existing Structure

The developers added a second wing and adjoining housing—a place for folks to stay while waiting for loved ones to recuperate. The challenge of this architectural scale model and this project was to build around an existing building. Developers had to retrofit new... read more
Corrections on the Fly

Corrections on the Fly

Archetype 3D worked with the architect to make corrections to the grading on the fly. We estimate that up to 25%  of our architectural model making work involves helping architects and developers with the active creation of the finished product. Developers will... read more
Major Redesign of an Active Building

Major Redesign of an Active Building

This architectural model was a major design to an existing hospital. A key goal of the proejct was to mitigate any misgivings among clients regarding the negatives of construction. Our 3D scale model helped them visualize the end goal, making them a bit more tolerant... read more

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