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How to Prepare for a Chief Architect Training Class


Scott Harris training a Chief Architect class.

By Phillip Gibney

Chief Architect offers online and in-person training classes. These classes are an excellent way to increase your knowledge in the software, get your questions answered, connect with our staff, and network with industry peers. As a class participant, there are several things you can do to help prepare and ensure your success in a training class.

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April’s Residential Design Contest Winners


Chief Architect Design Contest with a technical illustration of a home design.

And the Chief Academy Award goes to…


Chief Architect User Breakfast at IBS tradeshow 2020

By: Ariana Beaudry

What better to raffle off than an advance in skill level? We raffled for the first time the opportunity to attend our annual Chief Academy training event.

Thank you to all that were able to visit the Chief Architect Booth at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Vegas. We had a great time being able to put faces to familiar names and introduce more professionals in the industry to Chief Architect Software. One of our favorite parts of the event each year is the User Breakfast that we host on Day 2 of the show. It’s here that our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Scott Harris, CKBD, presents What’s New in the latest version of our software. In addition to showing off the new features, we also threw in a twist this year… not only did the attendees have a chance to win big at the casino, but for the first time in the history of this event, we raffled off a chance to win a ticket to our Chief Academy User Event, valued at $1,295, and Brian Farris of Farris Construction was ecstatic to win.

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March’s Kitchen/ Bath & Interior Design Contest Winners


Kitchen rendering with blue cabinets and large, white island.

Chief Architect Kitchen & Bath Webinar – How to get started using 3D Design Software


Galley kitchen with custom backsplash and pendant lights

By: Phillip Gibney

Chief Architect and the NKBA co-hosted an informative webinar focusing on how easy it is to start using 3D design software.

As many Chief users may already know, Chief Architect has partnered with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) since 2003 to provide kitchen and bath designers with information and software tools to assist in their design process. Since partnering with NKBA, their input has helped us to develop tools that efficiently meet the standards of the kitchen and bath industry. Local chapter meetings held at Chief Architect headquarters gives our employees a look into the industry, while giving NKBA members a chance learn more, discuss, and give feedback on our software.

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Winners of the 2019 Design of the Year Contest


2019 Chief Architect Design of the Year Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Design of the Year winners!

Throughout 2019, Chief Architect held monthly design contests for our customers to showcase their work. Designers from all around the world, with vastly different backgrounds and design styles, competed head-to-head in the following three categories: Residential, Remodel / Additions, and Kitchen/ Bath & Interiors.

Each month our Facebook fans were asked to vote for their favorite design. The winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) were entered into our year-end Design of the Year contest in December. Voting was open until January 9th and we are pleased to announce the winners! Discover more about the contestants through our Featured Contest Winner stories.

Grand Winners

Watch the live video for the announcement of the winners on our Facebook Page here.

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Finalists in the 2019 Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest


Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest rendering

Throughout the year, Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest for our customers to showcase their work. Designers from all around the world, with vastly different backgrounds and design styles, compete head-to-head in the following three categories: Residential, Remodel / Additions, and Kitchen/ Bath & Interiors.

Each month’s Design Contest entries are shared on the Chief Architect Facebook page where the winners are selected by popular vote. The finalists (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) in each category are automatically entered into our Design of the Year Contest. There will be one Design of the Year winner per category. View the winning designs below and make sure to jump over to our Facebook page where you can vote for your favorite in each category.

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November’s Residential Design Contest Winners


Chief Architect Design Contest with a technical illustration of a home design.

September/October Kitchen Bath & Interior Design Contest Winners


Chief Architect Kitchen Bath and Interior Design Contest graphic with a kitchen rendering.

Chief Academy 2019 Recap


Laptops loaded with Chief Architect X11 sit on tables waiting for attendees to enter the classroom at the 2019 Chief Academy in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

In September Chief Architect held the 2019 Chief Academy near our headquarters in Coeur d’Alene, ID. There were over 100 attendees who came for the 2 ½ days of in-depth training, 1 on 1 support, and networking events. Throughout the event, Users were able to soak up the last few days of summer in Coeur d’Alene through morning events and evening receptions.

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