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Helpful Resources

 

Student Resources - Helpful Links

 

Student Resources - Helpful Links

Learning & Teaching Policy

The Bowling Green State University Department of Architecture and Environmental Design seeks to foster an environment of diversity, respect, and healthy work habits in the learning environment. This policy is designed to achieve these goals. 

NCARB AXP Resources

Architecture students need to complete a certain amount of AXP hours on the road to certification. Learn more about the process here. 

Design Programs - Helpful Links

Trimble SketchUp

SketchUp Pro for students can be had for $55 a year with a 30-day free trial. You'll need to provide a transcript to prove you're a U.S. college student.

SketchUp Make 2017 is a fully-featured version of SketchUp that can be had for free.

Lumion Pro Student

Lumion Pro Student can be had free of charge each year for college students who live in the U.S.

Autodesk Suite

Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and more can be had by following the steps provided on the Autodesk Student and Education Software page. Once verified, these programs are free to use for 1 year and can simply be renewed once the year is up. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud of products can be had for $19.99 a month for the first year for students. This suite of programs includes fully-fledged pro versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and more.

GIMP 2.10

GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is a powerful open-source alternative to Photoshop.

GIMP is free for everyone - but beware, GIMP is not photoshop so there are different shortcuts and processes to do things. GIMP also has a healthy community that provides tutorials on YouTube to help get you started as well.

Inkscape

Inkscape is a powerful open-source alternative to Adobe Illustrator. Inkscape is free for everyone - but beware, Inkscape is not illustrator so there are different shortcuts and processes to do things. Like GIMP, Inkscape has a healthy community that provides tutorials on YouTube.

Rhino 3D

Rhino is a powerful 3D modelling software that can be had for free for 90 days. After this trial, Rhino is a one time purchase of $195 for eligible students.