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.


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Home design Time lapse of the Grandview design project


Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest

The winners from our 2017 Design Contests are now finalists in the Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest.

View their designs and vote for your favorite in each category: Kitchen/Bath/Interiors, Residential, and Remodel/Addition.

Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest

Builder’s Show / Kitchen & Bath Show — Orlando

  • Booth W4953 – See our Presentation Schedule
  • Chief Architect User Breakfast Jan. 10
  • 2-Day Chief Architect Training
    Introductory // Intermediate // Kitchens, Baths, & Interiors
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New 3D Viewer Available

With the 3D Viewer (ver. 4.5) you can share your designs with clients and they will have similar 3D navigation tools you have in Chief Architect. These models are a great way to help your clients or subcontractors visualize in 3D. Share models via: a simple web link, embed them on your website or on a mobile device. With mobile devices, the app is VR enabled — hands free or with VR goggles

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Chief Architect 3D Viewer


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