Architectural Home Design Software

Chief Architect software brings home design projects to life. Automated building tools for home design, interior design, and kitchen & bath design make it easy to create construction drawings, elevations, CAD details, and 3D models.

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Chief Architect 2-Day Training—Orlando

  • Residential: Introductory or Intermediate
  • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
  • Training Dates: March 19–20
  • Sign up for Training
Chief Architect 2-day training in Orlando

Chief Architect X12 Beta
Now Available

  • Watch the New Features Overview video.
  • See a detailed New Features list.
  • Have SSA? Download X12 today!*

*SSA must be valid through Feb. 25, 2020 to qualify for X12 Beta.

Chief Architect X12 Beta is now available!

Chief Architect 2-Day Training—Boston

  • Residential: Introductory or Intermediate
  • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
  • Sign up by April 27 and save $100, SSA members save an additional 10%
  • Training Dates: May 28–29
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Chief Architect 2-day training in Boston.

Chief Architect 2-Day Training—San Diego

  • Kitchens, Baths, & Interiors
  • Sign up by March 16 & save $100, SSA members save an additional 10%
  • Training Dates: April 16–17
  • Sign up for Training
Chief Architect 2-day training in San Diego

The 2019 Design of the Year Contest winners have been announced! Congratulations to the 3 Grand Prize winners!

  • Residential Design—Sean Bulman of Bulman Designs.
  • Remodel / Addition—Gabriele Pizzale of Pizzale Design Inc.
  • Kitchen / Bath & Interiors—Nathan Ensminger of Heartland Home Improvements Inc.
Learn more
Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest Winners

Software for Home Design Professionals

Chief Architect software is the professional tool of choice for architects, home builders, remodelers, and interior designers. Smart building technology makes it easy to create construction drawings, floor plans, elevations, 3D renderings, and 360 panoramic renderings. Chief Architect's software is purpose‑built for residential design with building tools that can automatically generate roofs, foundations, framing, and dimensions. As you draw walls, windows, and doors, the program simultaneously creates a 3D model. These 3D models can be shared with homeowners, structural engineers or subcontractors using its 3D Viewer app.

Chief Architect Premier and Interiors

Chief Architect Software offers two professional design products—Premier and Interiors. Both software products include 2D design, elevations, cross‑sections, 3D design, 3D visualization, and construction drawing tools. Chief Architect Premier is the best software product for full residential or light commercial design—everything inside and outside the house. Chief Architect Interiors is ideal for kitchens, baths, and interior design—everything inside the house. Framing and exterior tools such as terrain are excluded from Chief Architect Interiors.

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