By Danielle Schroeder
2020 Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest Finalists
Chief Architect holds monthly design contests for customers to show off their work throughout the year. Designers with different backgrounds and design styles go head-to-head in the Kitchen/Bath & Interiors, Remodel/Additions, and Residential categories.(more…)
Winning Designs – September/October’s Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest
We received outstanding design entries, from Modern Country Farmhouse to Modern Contemporary for the September/October Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design contest. Join us in congratulating the finalists on their award-winning designs!(more…)
Living the Van Life
by Kerry Hansen
With adventurous spirits, and the feeling of excitement that spontaneity brings, the Pedersens answer the call of the open road.(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…)
Student Designer Wows with ‘Melrose Place’ Apartment Render
Interior Planning and Design student Gisela Weissman-Everhard’s attention to detail and commitment to learning are driving factors in her early successes.
“I wanted to really push myself to grow. With previous projects, I had been focused on the interior structure and aesthetics of designs. The ‘Melrose Place’ design was going to be really challenging – how was I going to build an open area that overlooks the pool? I was also nervous about the complexity of the roof, with how it opens up in the middle. This is an apartment, not a house, so I had to build multiple apartment spaces. I watched many Chief Architect tutorials over and over again. I felt really good when it was completed, I learned so much in the process.”
Winning Home Design With the Perfect Southern Porch
by Kerry Hansen
“Front porches are where memories are made!”
Bobby McFadden, a photographer from South Carolina, won 1st place in the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest. His grand front porch design is truly an extension of the home, showcasing Bobby’s passion for indoor-outdoor Southern living.
Bobby McFadden of Ridgeway, South Carolina is a photographer by trade. To Bobby, residential design is a hobby that he picked up about 20 years ago when, as a teen, he bought a copy of Chief Architect’s Home Designer Software at his local hardware store. He recalls the feeling of possibility that owning this software offered him: a feeling that he carries with him today.(more…)