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About Base Models

Base models were founded in 2006, since its formation Base has gained a reputation for creating beautiful yet practical models in response to its clients’ needs. This has involved working extensively with a range of Architectural practices and Developers both small and large.

Day to day this includes a range of bespoke manufacturing, 3D printing and laser cutting, Model transport, plinth making and signage. Innovative and progressive design communication through models has become the spine of any approach Base models brings to its projects. This can be through interaction, material awareness or scale to best communicate the client’s intention. Since its inception, Base Models has had its work exhibited in Tate Britain, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 10 Downing Street, Haus der Kunst, The Norman Foster Foundation, Cityscape Global and MIPIM. With a core base of design conscience clients Base Models positions itself to design led making, producing models for competition, design development, planning and exhibition. This has led to a fast-paced organized studio environment to answer our client’s needs. This environment of architect led making has over time allowed us the experience and exposure to the very newest design architecture and more importantly the production/display and communication challenges these type of projects offer.

Base Models Directors

Mark Luggie

Mark’s career in making has spanned three decades. His work ethic, creative experience and industry contacts have helped build Base Models into a successful, thriving business. Around these responsibilities he also organizes and hosts evening courses and summer schools at Central St Martins for people wishing to explore architectural model making.

Sam Morgan

Before joining Base models in 2013 Sam spent the preceding ten years at Foster and Partners. In his capacity as an Associate he has trained staff and run teams overseeing complex models for some of the most prestigious architectural projects around the world. Now with Base Models Sam’s close ties to a wealth of different industries specializing in new manufacturing technologies have created a huge range of technical and creative input into the models produced by Base Models. Around this Sam has tutored and lectured model making at a London college.

Matt Driscoll

Matt is the founding director of Base Models Ltd. He has brought a wealth of experience and industry contacts from his previous work as a model maker in London, the UK and abroad before launching Base Models in 2006. Matt is the author of Model Making for Architects, published in 2013 and has lectured and given tutorials on architectural model making.