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Accessibility for All

Did you know the highly-rated Academy that delivers much sought after courses such as the ‘Access into SketchUp’ course is now based in Exeter? This is great news for the South West, as we are now located in an area that is easily accessible from many locations. Based in Southernhay, Exeter, within the wonderful office space of Attention Media and surrounded by cool eateries, top branded shops and other high-end businesses such as Burrington Estates, Strutt & Parker and Expedite: The Archilime Academy is in good company.


The Academy is just an hour and a half by train or car from Bristol or Bath (82 miles), 20 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car from Honiton (22 miles) and 50 minutes from Plymouth(44 miles). Therefore, we are fortunate enough to be on the doorstep of a number of locations from which people can reach us in no time at all. Exmouth is only about 20 minutes by car (15 miles) or 50 by train, and further down South into Cornwall we are only 55 minutes from Saltash by (47 miles) car or an hour and 20 minutes by train. Both the train and bus stations are just minutes away.


Finding a place to rest your head after a stimulating day on your Archilime Academy course will not be a problem in Southernhay, Exeter. Right on the doorstep of the course premises, are a range of hotels to suit every budget. Treat yourself to the fabulous Hotel Du Vin from £85 a night (dubbed a “contemporary wonderland” by Alistair Sawday) or relax at the Mercure from £67. For those on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the comfortable Premier Inn for a good night’s sleep, from just £43 a night.

An Academy like no other!

So, what are you waiting for? Being the only Visualisation company in Devon offering specific SketchUp Pro Coaching that has been designed for industry experts like ourselves, and is delivered  by us, we feel that The Archilime Academy is pretty unique in what it offers. For just £480.00 + VAT you could book yourself a seat on our ‘Access into Sketchup’. For multiple bookings of 4 seats or over, contact our studio to qualify for up to a 20% group discount.

Call our studio on 01364 643 241 for more details.



A Photo-Realistic Finish

Following the success of SketchUp at The Archilime Academy, based in Southernhay, Exeter, we cannot wait to deliver our new course: Access into V-Ray for SketchUp Pro. With its speed, efficiency and the future-proof nature of this cutting-edge software, we feel that this is the next generation of rendering. The course will be suited to those who have already completed the SketchUp course (or who have a basic understanding of SketchUp), and are looking to extend their skills further. V-Ray for SketchUp Pro gives you the ability to create amazingly photo-realistic renders. The course will give you not just the theory, but practical experience too, where you will be using a high-spec computer, delivered by our Head of Operations, Dan Stone. The aim of the course is to give you the confidenceand independence to be able to create your own professional, photorealistic images.

New Year Resolutions?

Here at Archilime, we consider the New Year to be a time where we think about how we can move forward, and consider how we can better ourselves as creative practitioners in an industry that we love. We would also like to help other practitioners from all backgrounds: from interior designers, architects, construction, hobby and film as well as craftspeople, to stay ahead of the game in the Visualisation arena. This is why we are so excited to announce the launch of this new course. We would like to enable others to share in its enhanced capacity to render still images quickly and easily: from 2D plans and elevations to 3D objects and interiors, all delivered with the Archilime coaching by Archilime Artists, personal support and guaranteed 30-day after-care that makes our Academy so unique.

Easy Access to The Archilime Academy

At The Archilime Academy, we welcome students from all over the country, from all industry backgrounds. Our Academy, based in the offices of Attention Media in Southernhay, Exeter is an ideal, easily accessible location and is comfortable and conducive to learning; with our dedicated training being delivered support in small groups. Once you have completed our 2-day SketchUp course, by moving onto Access to V-Ray for SketchUp, you are ensuring that you are staying at the cutting edge of the Visualisation industry. We will also share opportunities for future advanced coaching with you.

A Showcase Opportunity with Full Support

V-Ray for SketchUp showcases what you have created in SketchUp by bridging the gap between a 3D model and a photorealistic image. It will give you the tools to present complex, detailed and lit renders to enable you to effectively communicate your ideas to clients and colleagues. By the end of the two-day course, you will have had the benefit of lots of hands-on experience having been taken, step-by-step, through the techniques of the software, as well as opportunities to ask questions specific to your own role and industry. All course files can be taken away with you, and, when you leave The Archilime Academy, you are still not alone! Delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email/phone support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues or answer any questions.

To find out more, call the studio on: 01364 654267