by Kerry Hansen
Award-Winning Residential Construction Designer from the Philippines
Are you fascinated by the different architectural styles around the world? Travel with us to Laguna, Philippines as we uncover the source of Rodante Bernabe’s seemingly endless array of extremely detailed, beautiful designs… many of which have been featured in a Chief Architect Design Contest and won.(more…)
Winning Designs – August’s Remodel/Addition Design Contest
From adding completely new accommodations, to breathing fresh life into outdated designs, we’ve had some outstanding entries in the August Remodel/Addition Design contest. Join us in congratulating the finalists on their award-winning designs!
A Designer’s Journey from Hand-Drafting to Design Software
Have you spent hours laboring over a drafting table? Remodel/ Addition Design Contest winner Sandra Lukas can relate.
Sandra’s winning design in the Chief Architect Remodel/ Addition Design Contest caught our attention and inspired us to learn more about her story. It turns out that she hand-drafted designs for high-end spec homes for years before making the jump to Chief Architect’s Home Designer Professional software. Follow along as she takes us on a trip down memory lane from her days of hand drafting to how she discovered and fell in love with design software.(more…)
Winning Designs – July’s Residential Design Contest
There were many unique and fun designs that were submitted for July’s Residential Design Contest and we are pleased to announce the winning designs!(more…)
Mercury Mosaics Handmade Tiles – Now Available in the 3D Library!
by Kerry Hansen
The addition of these handcrafted gems within the Chief Architect Platform bring design-dreams to life.
Mercury Mosaics’ Tile selections are now available in the Chief Architect 3D Library. Their addition to the Chief Architect platform benefits clients by showcasing how the tile will look in their space. The collection will be released in three phases, the first represent tiles available in Mercury Mosaics Fall 2020 Look Book! This collection embraces the simplicity of shape and pattern in order to focus on the soul of their work: exquisite, hand-painted color. Each piece is unique, created by hand-applying glaze that reveals stunning variation and depth.(more…)
3D Viewer App: A New Way for Builders and Designers to Engage and Communicate their 3D design with Clients
By: Phillip Gibney
Your clients want to see more than a floor plan and elevation, right? Renderings help; but, what about a 3D model they can experience and virtually interact with? Export and share your designs using the Chief Architect 3D Viewer. With the 3D Viewer, they can view the design and model on their phone, tablet or computer – it’s a free app we developed exactly for sharing your designs with your clients.(more…)
The Live-in U-Haul: An Award-Winning Design
Emma Baumann is a high school student with a passion for interior design who placed 2nd in the Chief Architect Remodel/ Addition Design Contest. She’s intrigued by architecture that adapts to the evolving demands of life during COVID-19. Her winning remodel creatively converts a U-Haul into comfortable and stylish living quarters.(more…)
Winning Designs- June’s Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest
From spa-worthy bathrooms to elegant kitchen designs, we saw some amazing spaces throughout June’s Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest. Join us in congratulating the finalists on their award-winning designs.(more…)
Mountain Home Wins with Modern Yet Timeless Design
By Dani Walker