Steve McCloskey places 2nd with his Clerestory Home Design

This house was designed from the ground up using Chief Architect X9. Our customer was looking for a modern style home with a lot of windows and open space. They wanted to take advantage of the sloped site and the mountainous views around them.

Author's PortraitBy Kendra Dorosh

Steve McCloskey placed 2nd in the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest. His dedication to the business shows through in the realistic detail of his designs.

“I am from Altoona, PA. Our company, McCloskey Builders, is currently celebrating 30 years in business.  We specialize in custom homes and also commercial construction.  About 10 years ago we started to incorporate a design process into our way of doing business.

“I have been using Chief Architect for about 7 years.  Prior to Chief Architect, we were using a very basic (store-bought) design software.  We found that our needs outgrew the basic design program. We were looking to incorporate more “life-like” images into our designs.  We were looking for a program that could use real products and materials in order to give our customers a realistic design. Through research, we found Chief Architect.

“Our company over the past 10 years has transitioned into mostly a design-build construction company.   Chief Architect has been an asset in that transition and we use the program on both our residential and commercial projects.”


Connect with Steve

McCloskey Builders
419 North 2nd Street
Altoona PA 16601
(814) 941-2278


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