Columbian Model & Exhibit Works, Ltd.        312 243 2655
Extraordinary Scale Models ALL TYPES Study to Presentation
Milling Laser Cutting + 3d Printing Services

In business for over 20 years, our team is trained in architecture, product design, painting and sculpture, computer science and law.   With over 150 years of combined experience in model making and exhibit fabrication we work with professionals in a wide variety of industries including architects, engineers, graphic designers, exhibitors, attorneys, artists, real estate developers, product designers, exhibit designers and fabricators and museums exhibitors.  Our international client base includes senior living specialists, real estate developers, large corporations, museums, foundations and attorneys.  Models and exhibits are fabricated with our laser cutters, large format printers, high-definition 3-d printers and computerized milling machine.   Links on this page will show you more pictures of our work,  including magazine articles, and videos using our scale models to sell product.  

Chicago Architectural Foundation  hired us as the Model Designer/Coordinator for a scale model of a major portion of the City of Chicago. This model is on permanent public display at the CAF.  See information about the process, assembly and installation:  (Includes video of TV coverage, actual fabrication process and our installation).   Friends of Downtown dubbed this model "one of the coolest things in Chicago".

Our service capabilities include 3-d milling of topographic models, 3-d printing from 3-d cad drawings and laser cutting from 2-d cad drawings.  Columbian Model & Exhibit Works, Ltd.  is  a certified women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  

We consistently manage and produce quality models and exhibits for satisfied customers within budget and on schedule. (See References) 

We hope you enjoy reviewing 23 years of model making.  Please contact us at 312 243 2655 with questions or comments.  email: