Microscape began as a fairly casual side project. To see whether the rest of the world might love the idea of architectural models as decorative accents as much as we do, we launched a Kickstarter campaign on January 25th, 2016 with an $8,000 funding goal.
Thirty days, over 1300 pre-ordered models and $103,854 later, our campaign ended and we concluded that the answer was probably "yes."
Microscape is now a growing enterprise intent on scanning, processing and printing every inhabited part of the planet. Yes, really.
While 3D scans of cities and 3D printed architectural models are nothing new, Microscape's process and products are unique for their application of several existing technologies in a way that will allow rapid customization, continual updates and a vast array of material options.
If you'd like to learn a little more about our beginnings, you can view our original Kickstarter campaign video (above). You can also visit our Kickstarter post-campaign page to see exactly what our first backers saw when they pledged to help launch Microscape.
Will received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Columbia University and has been practicing in New York since. Prior to joining TO+WN, Will worked at Stephan Jaklitsch Design, Imrey Culbert Studio and Diller Scofidio and Renfro. Projects he contributed to include the Louvre-Lens Museum, The Broad Museum and Section 3 of The High Line Park.
A registered, NCARB-certified architect licensed to practice in Illinois and New York, Alan began drawing and painting as soon as he was old enough to hold crayons or brushes (around age 3), and began building things as soon as his parents believed he could be trusted not to eat Legos (around age 26).
Using the computer to express architectural and artistic ideas came naturally, and by the early '90s he had transitioned fully from crayons and Legos to the software that would eventually become Autodesk's 3DS Max.
Alan holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.Arch from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he received the 2005 Graduation Award for Excellence in Digital Design