About Chief Architect Software

Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. For professionals, we publish the Chief Architect® software product line; the most popular product for residential home design. And, for the consumer DIY home design market, we publish the top-selling and best-rated Home Designer® product line. With these compatible product lines, professionals and consumers can share ideas with ease. The Company contributes a large portion of its profits to the Opportunity Foundation.

Chief Architect Software Employees
Coeur d Alene

Chief Architect, Inc. is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Chief Architect Products

Chief Architect

Chief Architect® Professional Home Design Software

Chief Architect® was created in 1992 for the professional Home Design Software market and was the first object-based 3D CAD system with smart object design principles; known as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Chief Architect® is the market-leading home design software product for residential design.

Published and developed by Chief Architect, Inc.

Home Designer

Home Designer® by Chief Architect®

The Home Designer® product line is based on the professional line of Chief Architect products. Combining the leading-edge home design software with the knowledge of the professional design market, Chief Architect, Inc. produces the best software tools for home design, remodeling, kitchens & baths, landscaping, decks, and cost estimating. Chief Architect developed and published the Home Designer product line under the Better Homes and Gardens® brand from version 6.0 through 8.0. All Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer products are compatible with Home Designer® 9.0 and newer products. It also created the 3D Home Architect brand from version 1.0 through 4.0.

Published and developed by Chief Architect Software