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SketchUp Course | Complex & Parametric Architecture.

A course by Adam Morgan, Architectural Director at Studio RBA.
A 5-part mini course that demonstrates the true power of SketchUp by modelling parametric style geometry. Starting with basic principles of complex modelling using plugins, this SketchUp course finishes with the creation of a beautiful fluid pavilion. After watching this, there’ll be nothing you can’t model in SketchUp!

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About this course

Unleash the Hidden Power of SketchUp: Mastering Complex & Parametric Architecture. This dynamic online mini-course, SketchUp Course | Complex & Parametric Architecture, shatters the limitations of traditional SketchUp modeling and empowers you to design the breathtaking, fluid forms that define modern architecture. No prior experience with parametric modeling is required. We’ll guide you from the fundamentals, unlocking the power of plugins that transform SketchUp into a tool for creating captivating curves, intricate details, and dynamic structures.

Our journey begins with an exploration of plugins, the secret weapons that unlock complex modeling within SketchUp. You’ll delve into the world of curved and wavy slatted facades, learning how to manipulate geometry with ease and transform your designs into captivating visual statements. Mastering the creation of slatted facades with deep curved reveals takes your exploration a step further, adding depth and intricate details to your architectural models.

As you progress, the course delves into the art of twisted structures, equipping you with the tools and workflows needed to design and model dynamic forms that defy convention. Discover the beauty and functionality of lattice structures, learning to create intricate frameworks that offer both visual intrigue and structural support within your designs.

The culmination of your learning arrives with the creation of a stunning, fluid pavilion. This final project is your chance to apply all the acquired skills – from manipulating curves to crafting intricate details – to design and model a breathtaking structure that showcases the true potential of SketchUp in the realm of complex architecture.

This course is designed for architects, designers, and anyone passionate about pushing the boundaries of design in SketchUp. Whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking to expand your skillset or a budding enthusiast eager to explore the cutting edge of architectural modeling, this course has something for you.

Stop searching for “Best SketchUp course near me” or “Free SketchUp course.” This comprehensive online program offers unmatched flexibility and affordability. Learn at your own pace, revisit lessons for deeper understanding, and earn a valuable course certificate upon completion.

Enroll today and embark on a journey that unlocks the true power of SketchUp in the world of complex & parametric architecture.

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Dive into the world of plugins and explore their role in creating captivating curved and wavy slatted facades. Learn how to manipulate geometry with ease, transforming your designs into captivating visual statements.

Take your exploration a step further by mastering the creation of slatted facades with deep curved reveals. This lesson unveils advanced techniques for achieving intricate details and adding depth to your architectural models.

Unleash your creativity with the art of twisted structures. We’ll delve into the tools and workflows needed to design and model captivating, dynamic forms that defy the limitations of traditional architecture.

Discover the beauty and functionality of lattice structures. This lesson equips you with the knowledge to create intricate frameworks that offer both visual intrigue and structural support within your designs.

The culmination of your learning journey arrives with the creation of a stunning, fluid pavilion. Here, you’ll apply all the acquired skills to design and model a breathtaking structure, showcasing the true potential of SketchUp in the realm of complex architecture.

The Power of Fluidity in Architectural Design.

SketchUp’s ability to model complex, parametric forms opens a world of creative possibilities for architects. By stepping beyond simple rectilinear shapes, architects can design structures that are organic, responsive, and visually stunning. These fluid forms can evoke natural elements, like windswept dunes or cascading waterfalls, bringing a new dimension to a building’s character. Additionally, parametric design allows for forms to adapt to specific environmental conditions or programmatic needs. For example, a building’s facade could be designed to optimize sun exposure based on its location, creating a more energy-efficient structure. With SketchUp as a tool, architects can explore these possibilities more efficiently, iterating on designs and visualizing their impact before ever setting foot on a construction site.

Meet your tutor - Adam Morgan | Architectural Director | Studio RBA

Hi, I’m Adam. I am the founder and director of Studio RBA, a team of 8 architects and CGI artists in the city centre of Liverpool, UK. The office is experienced in a wide range of building types and procurement routes, successfully winning projects with contract values of up to £80 million. We work for a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients across the country. I have always had a passion for teaching aspiring and young architects. I offer support to emerging young architects through the RIBA mentoring programme and am also a visiting architectural critic and tutor for Liverpool John Moores University.

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We’re the only architectural educator that teaches all aspects of what an architect goes through each day, through architecture courses, one-off lessons, podcasts and mentoring. We have to know and deal with a lot; concept design, technical design, graphics, construction, dealing with clients & consultants etc. Our platform gives insight into all of these areas and more through a range of mediums such as; online classes, one-to-one coaching, podcasts and downloadable resources.

We have two forms of membership, monthly and annual. Both can be cancelled at any time with no contractual obligations. Both include all course content that exists today and any future instalments, access to our community forum and monthly bonuses. Annual members benefit from two extra perks; the ability to contact us directly anytime to help with day to day issues, often resulting in a video call support session, and free access to all downloadable resources (currently worth £300 total).

Monthly memberships are £15 per month and our annual membership is £79 paid per year. Head over to our pricing page to find out exactly what’s included with each. FYI – both memberships auto-renew.

Our teaching style is relaxed and specific to the needs of an architect or similar construction industry designer. All of our premium courses are centred around an iconic piece of architecture, which provides a dual benefit of learning the software and diving deeper into exceptional pieces of design.
You can watch your lessons on a desktop, maybe with a split screen or you can consume our content via mobile utilising two options. The first option is simply viewing our mobile optimised website, where the second is to download the Kajabi app and use the credentials you made with us to login and view your lessons anytime and anywhere!
Joining us is easy, simply scroll to the top of our home page and start by hitting the button in the top banner. We also have a handful of other buttons positioned around our site. Head over to the pricing page to find a detailed breakdown of what’s included.

Once you’ve created your account you’ll be taken to the members area. There, you have easy access to your account information, where you’ll receive instructions on how to cancel if you wish to do so.

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