SketchUp for Architectural Design (Online)

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Learn to use SketchUp for the entire design process, including the organization and preparation of complete building plans in five online class sessions and two 30-minute mentoring sessions with the instructor. This online course will provide SketchUp users with a workflow techniques for managing the model and plans. 

Students will be provided with a detailed SketchUp model of a fully-designed house and a complete set of printed construction documents.  All aspects of the model and plans will be reviewed.  The class will then be lead through the process of recreating the model from scratch, using techniques and approaches necessary to procedure detailed drawings.  Layout (a program included with SketchUp Pro) will be used to create a complete set of scaled construction documents from the recreated model, including floor plans, elevations, sections and perspectives.

The SketchUp training will include drawing methods for accurate walls and roofs, dealing with intersecting roofs, drawing and moving windows and doors, using materials for siding and roofing and drawing interior/exterior trim.  Workflow techniques will be taught using components and groups, layers, scenes and styles in SketchUp.  


This online class provides strategies for managing SketchUp models and plans. Online classes will be held weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm October 23rd - November 6th. The dates are as follows:

October 23, 26, 30

November 2, 6

Students can schedule up to two 30-minute one-to-one mentoring sessions with the instructor between October 23-November 10.

NOTE: The course will have 5 virtual, live discussions and lectures on Monday and Thursday evenings, between October 23rd and November 6th.  Between sessions, students will be working throughout on their own projects and will be expected to complete assignments in preparation for each discussion. Participant are required to have a computer with a video camera and access to the Internet.  Students will need Google SketchUp software prior to the beginning of the class. Access to the online session will be granted upon registration. Assistance with SketchUp questions will be available throughout the class. 



AIA Credit Courses, New Course, Pro Series


Beginner, Intermediate


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 11 LU

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