Courses For Architects

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We take a look at the best courses for architects

We have teamed up with LinkedIn Learning to bring you a great selection of online courses for Architects.


I have been a long time fan of which is now LinkedIn Learning. I have learnt many new skills from their courses, whether it is software or design – and wanted to make sure you are in the know!


Self learning and development is very rewarding and will set you in good stead for future employment or further education. Online courses give you the opportunity to do this in your own time. 


LinkedIn Learning provides online courses for architects and architecture students that allow you to improve your skills or pick up a completely new one, in your own time, at your own pace. The subscription is very reasonably priced, and we can even offer you a thirty day free trial!


Let’s take a look at some of our favourite courses for architects and architecture students.

What you’ll learn

  • Adjusting SketchUp settings
  • Creating components
  • Installing SketchUp plugins
  • Creating sweeps and revolves
  • Importing CAD drawings
  • Modeling a house
  • Adding walls, doors, and windows
  • Adding the roof
  • Creating textures
  • Applying materials to objects
  • Landscaping
  • Modeling interior details
  • Creating and saving styles
  • Creating plans and sections
  • Geolocating the model

Get started on SketchUp for Architecture Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Customizing LayOut preferences
  • Working with the drawing tools in LayOut
  • Adding text and labels
  • Creating linear and angular dimensions 
  • Creating templates
  • Linking SketchUp with LayOut
  • Building a scrapbook
  • Exporting options

Get started on SketchUp for Architecture: Layout Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Creating the brick and block components
  • Building walls
  • Laying courses of bricks and blocks
  • Trenching and backfilling
  • Creating the brick halves
  • Adding mortar fill and insulation to the cavity
  • Creating windows with casements, sills, and jambs
  • Organizing the model
  • Adding materials
  • Exporting the SketchUp model
  • Working in LayOut

Get started on SketchUp for Architecture: Details Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Understanding BIM and the Revit element hierarchy
  • Navigating views
  • Creating a new project from a template
  • Adding walls, doors, and windows
  • Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
  • Linking AutoCAD DWG files
  • Rotating and aligning Revit links
  • Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
  • Adding openings
  • Adding railings and extensions to stairs
  • Creating stacked and curtain walls
  • Hiding and isolating objects
  • Adding rooms
  • Creating schedule views
  • Adding text and dimensions
  • Creating new families
  • Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
  • Plotting and creating a PDF

Get started with Revit Essential Training for Architecture Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
  • Customizing toolbars
  • Selecting and moving objects
  • Drawing lines and shapes
  • Modeling from a floor plan image
  • Resizing and rotating objects
  • Using organizational tools
  • Working with components
  • Creating and applying materials
  • Animating and exporting your drawings

Get started with SketchUp Essential Training Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Entering room information
  • Creating exterior and interior walls
  • Creating foundation walls and footings
  • Adding doors, windows, and floors
  • Designing an exterior deck and front porch
  • Placing columns
  • Creating a roof
  • Adding rooms
  • Placing lights and ceilings
  • Adding a door elevation legend
  • Drafting and dimensioning
  • Exporting dynamic renderings and presentations
  • Creating standard sheets
  • Printing documentation

Get started with Revit Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Editing and managing options
  • Drawing rectangles and polygons
  • Modifying objects
  • Editing polylines and splines
  • Using the Hatch and Gradient commands
  • Aligning text
  • Creating a dynamic block
  • Designing a table
  • Working with XREFs

Get started with AutoCAD 2020 Essential Training Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Communicating your design intent
  • Drawing sizes in AutoCAD
  • Deciding on the appropriate drawing size
  • Using page setups to maintain drawing size
  • Developing a suitable title block
  • Setting up your layers to industry standards
  • Creating plans and elevations
  • Developing sections in the Model tab
  • Setting up viewports and scales
  • Creating standard layouts
  • Printing out layouts

Get started with AutoCAD: Construction Drawings Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Opening and navigating an ArchiCAD project
  • Setting up working units and stories
  • Importing drawings
  • Modeling walls, slabs, doors, and windows
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Creating sections and elevations
  • Working with dimensions
  • Publishing drawings
  • Modeling and documenting detailed designs

Get started with ArchiCAD Essential Training Now!

What you’ll learn

  • Gamma handling in V-Ray 3 for SketchUp
  • Working with interactive rendering
  • V-Ray light types 
  • Working with irradiance mapping
  • Rendering animations
  • Working with the V-Ray camera
  • Using the Materials UI
  • V-Ray FX tools
  • Stereoscopic 3D rendering
  • Using V-Ray objects

Get started with SketchUp: Rendering with V-Ray Now!

There are many other courses for architects available on LinkedIn Learning – and in another post we will cover some of the non software courses that will be really useful to you. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email. Otherwise, get signed up and start increasing your skills and achieving more!

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.