07.26.2022

Rafael Viñoly Architects Hosts The Model Makers Guild of New York 

Earlier this July, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ Model Shop Team gave members of the Model Makers Guild of New York a tour of the firm’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan.

Guild members learned about how the firm’s in-house fabrication of concept, alternative and exhibition models, and full-scale physical mock-ups using CAD/CAM techniques and meticulous hand craftsmanship supports the design process. Members were also taken through the firm’s 1,370-square-meter (4,500-sq. ft.) facility housing advanced 3-D printing and CAD/CAM equipment as well as traditional assembly and wood-shop space.

The Model Makers Guild of New York was established in 2019 and is a community of seventy professional model makers working in film/TV, theater, architecture, advertising, art/design fabrication and education fields in the New York tri-state area.