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Tom Taylor – BA (Hons) Modelmaking


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Course: BA (Hons) Modelmaking

Here at Tailor-made Model Makers, we make high-quality architectural models for architects, designers, property, developers and marketing. We make all types of architectural models: fully detailed models, sketch and concept models, competition models, interior, sectional, façade studies, master plan and timber block models.

We provide a bespoke service for design charrettes, pre-apps, public consultation, exhibitions, competitions, and all your marketing needs. Straight after graduation, I joined Kandor model makers in London. There were many Bournemouth graduates already working there, so it was a great transition from the Modelmaking course.

I got to work on a variety of different projects and particularly enjoyed the marketing models. I got to make a 1:150 detailed tower model for Canary Wharf Management. It sits in their marketing suite with the rest of the 1:150 model.

It was a challenge but I enjoyed using a range of techniques (traditional modelmaking, 3D printing and laser-cutting) to create the final outcome.

Two years later, I joined PDP London, where I was the sole in-house modelmaker. There was no model shop prior to joining, so I was responsible for setting that up. I worked directly with the architects to create all types of models from sketch to marketing.

I have now set up my own architectural modelmaking company in London, offering high-quality bespoke architectural models.

My advice would be to keep an open mind and learn as much as you can. Whether you believe it's relevant to you or not, it could open up many possibilities in the future. It'll also help improve your technical skills and help develop your approach to modelmaking.”

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