Turning a Passion for Home Design into a Career
From a do-it-yourself enthusiast to creating her own design business, Cortney Smith shares her journey and how Chief Architect Software has helped with her projects along the way.(more…)
David’s Unconventional Journey to Success
David Theis is a long time Chief Architect user and his authenticity has a special way of captivating people.(more…)
Winning Designs – August’s Remodel/Additions Design Contest
There were many great designs in the August Remodel/Additions Design Contest. Help us in congratulating the winners!(more…)
Winning Designs – July’s Residential Design Contest
From French Country style to Modern Farmhouse, we saw some great designs in July’s Residential Design Contest. Let’s congratulate the finalists on their winning designs!(more…)
Build Small, Live Large with Larry Singleton Designs
Larry Singleton, a micro living residential designer from Georgia, won 1st place in the Residential Design Contest. His focus on small spaces gained large interest.
After the 2008 recession collapsed his 20-year Design Build Business, Larry Singleton started his encore career as an Architectural Design teacher. Now in his retirement, he is pursuing a passion for building “micro homes.” The pocket neighborhoods battle the continued struggle for affordable housing and encourage a minimalist lifestyle embraced by newer generations. He used Chief Architect from 2001 to 2009 for his Design/Build business and has benefitted again from Chief Architect Software as a designer since 2019.(more…)
Sean Bulman Wins First Place with his Award-Winning Modern Prairie Style Design
By Dani Walker
Located in Kamloops, British Columbia, Sean Bulman uses Chief Architect to integrate a client’s inspirations into a design that suits both their needs and budget.(more…)
CHC Design-Build, Brings Creativity, Quality, & Integrity to the Forefront of Home Design
By Kerry Hansen
Kevin Transue is recognized locally, across the Midwest and nationally for his remodels, additions, finishes, and conversions.
Kevin Transue, CR, is the founding partner, principal designer, and craftsman at CHC Design-Build and TAO Design in Kansas City. He and his wife and partner, Judy Transue, are two of fewer than 50 individuals in the Kansas City area certified by NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Kevin and Judy have been recognized locally, across the Midwest, and nationally for their designs, remodels, additions, finishes, and conversions.(more…)
From Concept to Reality- Two Sisters use Chief Architect to Bring Their Residential Design Projects to Life
By Dani Walker
We met two sisters at our yearly Chief Academy and were impressed with the business they’ve built, with family roots, just 90 miles from our headquarters.(more…)
Dave Kangas Wins 3rd Place with his Period-Specific Addition to a 1890’s Queen Anne Cottage.
By Jake Murray
Dave placed third in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest. His mission to design spaces that foster bonds between families has contributed to his success as a designer.
“I’ve been designing on-and-off in an official capacity since 2005 (the design office was using v9.5 at the time), but I started using Chief Architect in 2000 or 2001 using version 6. Before Chief Architect, I started with notebooks full of sketches from age 12 and up! (more…)