Multi-directionally reinforced polymer matrix composites with unique architectural designs and no thickness limitations have been designed, developed, manufactured, and characterized for use in structural applications. Challenges to manufacturing these materials included implementation of single-step preform manufacture, managing thermal effects during densification, and process scale-up. Application of finite element analysis to translate raw materials and microstructural attributes to bulk material properties is being utilized. Modeling analysis to date have been utilized to accurately predict uniaxial test properties. Future goals include macrostructural property modeling, component performance simulation, alternative composite design to meet the demands of specific applications, as well as scale-up to the manufacture of cost effective products.