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Millimeter Accurate Building Documentation

Lidar Scanning: Welcome
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Lidar scanning, or Light Detection and Ranging technology, is one of our most used tools at Baker Architects. It’s one of the primary tools that lets us create beautiful Catholic churches that embody traditional design themes without the painstakingly time-consuming and resource-intensive methods of those who came before us. 

In architecture, Lidar scanning is used to document the process and generate models for various purposes. Using lasers, a complete scan of the existing architecture can render measurements down to millimeter accuracy. This is unprecedented, and it far surpasses the limitations of manually calculating everything by hand. 

It’s often used to create mirrored structures, track progress throughout a project, and create 2D and 3D models that can help with the building process. 

Millimeter-accurate measurements are crucial when designing elaborate, beautiful, traditional Catholic churches that will last for generations, and it’s the main reason we’re able to create delicate architectural designs befitting a place of worship. 

At Baker Architects, we offer a variety of services that are all aided by the use of Lidar scanning. We can help design furnishings, environmental themes for your church, and animations that can be used for a variety of purposes.


Lidar scanning is a flexible form of technology that can open up a lot of possibilities. 

Primarily, it’s an amazing monitoring and planning option. 

If you’re about to make renovations to your Catholic church, tracking the project accurately prevents unforeseen issues from creating costly project additions. Since Lidar technology is accurate down to one millimeter, every small measurement is calculated and easy to understand from a design perspective. 

This makes it useful for changing floor plans, redesigning interior features, creating additions to the church, and monitoring the progress of such projects. 

One example of monitoring would be if you were developing a complex room addition within a larger room of the church.

With Lidar scanning, you can see the exact layout, complete with millimeter-accurate measurements, at the beginning of the project, throughout each stage of construction, and after the project is completed; allowing you to notice even the smallest mistakes or changes as they occur and correct them promptly.

As a result, construction processes are more accurate and precise than ever without sacrificing intricate details

An example of using Lidar scanning in a planning application is fairly straightforward. Since you get such an accurate digital layout, and 2D and 3D models to look at and work within a modeling software solution, planning has never been easier. 

With a 3D Revit file, church architects who are leading the project can get a 1-to-1 digital replica of your church to test planned changes, adjust your ideas, and pinpoint potential problems before actually committing resources to anything. 

Imagine a scenario where you want to adjust the seating arrangements in the nave, and that seating arrangement will be enhanced with new walkways and décor to highlight each mass.

Having the nave scanned with Lidar technology will give you a detailed 3D model to make your plans in, and you can see the exact impact that those changes will have on the functionality and appearance of your church. It’s like having a traditional scaled-down model, but with far more accuracy that ensures your plans translate perfectly into the finished project. 

Overall, the benefits of Lidar scanning make creating the intricate nature of traditional Catholic churches far more accessible. Due to the precision and flexibility of Lidar scanning, you can expect to finish projects for lower costs, complete projects faster, and avoid the common problems that occur with traditional planning such as plans simply not fitting in an optimal fashion when they’re actually implemented. 

This makes Lidar scanning a must-have capability for any architectural or in-depth design change project, and it renovates the way modern churches handle such resource-intensive projects.

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Baker AIA’s Lidar scanning services offer all the benefits we’ve discussed thus far. You’ll save money, get more precise results, and overall, have an easier time planning and executing your project. 

However, we also stand out by offering the finest professional team that not only understands the intricacies of Lidar scanning but also architectural design, as well. 

If you’re planning an addition, design change, or other change in your church, contact Baker AIA today. You can contact us by email, by phone, or by visiting us in person at 1360 Horizon Ave, CO.

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