Based on the conventional wide column analogy, two different three-dimensional shear wall models for open and closed sections are proposed. These approximate models are verified in comparison to not only the results available in the literature but also the ones obtained by Using models containing shell elements. With the help of these new models five different groups of shear wall-frame structures with different floor plans and different heights are analyzed. The first three natural vibration periods are determined and time history analyses are performed. The results Of these computations are observed to be in good agreement with those obtained by detailed models containing shell elements.