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.

Download a Trial and see why Chief Architect is the best residential home design software for architects, home builders, and remodeling professionals.

Chief Architect
Home Design Software

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Chief Architect 2-Day Training — Las Vegas

  • Introductory & Intermediate
    Residential / Kitchen & Bath
  • Training Dates:
    Feb. 22–23
  • Chief Architect Evening Reception RSVP
  • Sign up for training
Join Chief Architect at the International Builder / Kitchen & Bath Show.

Chief Architect X11 Beta — Now Available

*SSA must be valid thru March, 2019 to qualify for the X11 Beta.

Chief Architect X11 Beta Now Available

Design of the Year Contest

The 2018 Design of the Year Contest winners have been announced! Congratulations to the 3 grand prize winners!

  • Residential — Jeff Burns of Jeff Burns Designs
  • Remodel/Addition — Nathan Ensminger of Heartland Home Improvements Inc.
  • Kitchen/Bath & Interiors — Zak Rathgeber of Livara Design Inc.
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Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest


Experience home virtual reality

Export 360° Panorama Renderings and full 3D Viewer Models that can be shared with clients or embedded on your website to experience home design with virtual reality. To learn more about embedding, see the Sample Home Builder or Interior Designer web page. This is a great way to add more depth about your portfolio and your design capabilities to help you sell the job and engage clients. Learn more about 360° Panorama Renderings and the 3D Viewer.

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360° Panorama Renderings
3D Viewer
Sample Home Building / Interior Designer web page