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Winning Spaces from the 2018 NKBA Design Awards


This large kitchen is airy and open, galley style with a long island, warm wood ceiling, and impressive industrial hood.

Author's portrait By Adrean Stephenson

January’s KBIS event marked another success on the books. This year, in addition to manning our booth and hosting the annual User Breakfast, our team was delighted to contribute to one of the favorite KBIS announcements: the 2018 NKBA Design Awards! See the full spread of winners and project information in the January/February issue of NKBA Innovation + Inspiration.

We used Chief Architect’s 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Video Walkthrough Recording tools to replicate the winning designs, then recorded animations that virtually explore the spaces.

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Featured Student – Jennifer Allen


2017 NKBA Student Competition. Jennifer Allen Elevation for her 3rd Place design.

Author's PortraitBy Kendra Dorosh

Jennifer Allen won 3rd place for her kitchen design at the 2017 NKBA Student Design Competition. Jennifer studied Computer Aided Drafting and Design at Front Range Community College and used the Chief Architect Student License to complete her design.

Jennifer was born and raised in the town of Boulder, the heart of Colorado’s Front Range. For much of the 2000’s, she lived in Arizona where she raised three amazing stepchildren and had a daughter of her own. After moving back to Colorado in 2012 she decided to go back to school while continuing to raise her children. She graduated in December 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, a Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design, a Certificate in Fundamentals of Interior Design, and a 3.8 GPA.  She also took several architecture classes and was able to participate in a design and build class constructing a tiny house which was auctioned off with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently awarded her 3rd place kitchen for the 2017 Student Design Competition awarded at the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida. Her winning design is showcased below.

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Amanda Clutter places 3rd with her 1920’s Farmhouse Kitchen Design


This project was based on a home purchased by my husband and I. It’s a 1920’s farm house. The house needs completely remodeled and we are looking forward to getting started once our loan closes. One of the most important things I try to tell all my customers when they are planning a kitchen remodel is “What is important to you about this remodel? Who is going to be doing the majority of the cooking in the kitchen? Will it be one, two or multiple cooks? Will it be a place for socializing and guests to gather? What items do you currently have in your current kitchen and where will they go in the new one?” There are so many questions to ask so that we can make sure our customer’s new kitchen is truly a dream come true once it’s complete. In this remodel my husband and I hope to keep the classic farm house feel but give it a more updated, open plan.

Pamela Tamaddon places 2nd with her Traditional Kitchen design


The kitchen was designed by Glen Head Kitchens & Baths for Anray Custom Builders, Inc. And yes the homeowner had a Labrador retriever. We are a Wood-Mode Custom Cabinetry/ Brookhaven Dealer on the North Shore of Long Island NY, specializing in Custom Kitchens and Baths, as well as offering Interior Design-Space Planning services. We have been using Chief Architect starting with X6, this traditional kitchen design project was executed in X9 Interiors.

Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest


Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest

UPDATE 1/25/18:

Congratulations to the 2017 Chief Architect Design of the Year Contest winners!

  • Debra Purvis – Kitchen/Bath & Interiors Category
  • Jorge Arreola – Remodel/Addition Category
  • William Woody – Residential Category

Learn more about the winners

 


Throughout the year, Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest for our customers to showcase their work. This year, we had over 140 renderings submitted for our Kitchen/Bath/Interiors, Residential, and Remodeling Design Contests.

These inspiring designs have been shared on the Chief Architect Facebook page and we are excited to combine the winning designs into our Design of the Year Contest. Discover more about the contestants through our Featured Contest Winner stories.

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Ciara Cuddihy-Hernandez won 2nd with her complete home remodel in Portland, Oregon


This remodel is for a home in Portland, Oregon. Our client actually grew up in this home and wants to do a complete remodel. We are adding an addition to the front on the house to gain extra space for a larger master bedroom with en suite master bath. We are also opening up the main floor completely to have an open plan kitchen and living space. Finally, we are changing the roof style from flat to a shed roof with vaulted ceilings in the living/kitchen area to add a greater sense of space and utilize the natural light as these rooms are south facing.

Ciara won 2nd in the Chief Architect Remodel-Addition Design Contest! Originally from Ireland, she is now the project designer for John Webb Construction & Design in Eugene, Oregon.

 

“I am originally from Ireland and moved to Eugene, Oregon 5 year ago. I started designing in school and attended the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland where I received a Bachelor of Design specializing in glass.  I started interior design about a year ago and have been working for John Webb Construction and Design since June of 2017.

“I have been using Chief Architect for 3 months. Our company decided to start using Chief Architect because of the great features it has.” (more…)

Paul Fread wins 1st place with his Kitchen Addition


Grey home design with white trim and a recent kitchen addition.

Paul Fread won 1st place in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest. Paul and his crew have a passion for working on vintage character homes and bringing them new life. This Kitchen Addition was a great example of their work.

 

“First, everyone at Original Roots is here because we love what we do and we enjoy working with each other and serving our great clients.  We work on Design+Build projects ranging from bathrooms and kitchens to major additions and pop-tops – and anything in between.  We focus on Denver’s old character homes and we have an intimate working knowledge of the history and typical challenges that these awesome vintage homes present.  The fun part is working through those challenges to consistently create beautiful, well-designed, and solidly built finished projects.  It’s really hard work and we love it.

“Several things make us unique from other companies in our industry beyond the typical claims of quality, timeliness, and ability to stay on budget.  First, we are truly a Design+Build firm with professional/degreed Designers under the same roof as our field crew of Carpenters and Project Supervisors.  Secondly, we offer a completely honest and realistic construction cost range after an initial consultation. We do this for a few reasons:  we want our clients to get a realistic sense of costs early on in the process to help guide their decision making and ensure that we are designing – and ultimately, building – something within their means.  Also, we want to foster an atmosphere where we’re able to do what we say we can from the beginning, leaving folks happy in the end.

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Hiie Härm won 1st with her European kitchen design


Hiie won 1st place in the Chief Architect Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest. Her passion for kitchen design shines through her work.

 

“I’m a kitchen designer from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s far away from America. I have my own business, where I make kitchen design drawings for customers. I also work 3 days a week, at a small company, where I make kitchen designs and real kitchens for customers who enter to our shop. I totally love my work. I began doing it about 3 years ago.

“I found the Home Designer program just about a year ago. I wanted a good program for my home computer. After lots of googling and asking advice from LinkedIn groups, I decided Home Designer is the best start for me. I’m so happy Chief Architect has several price levels for this program. After 4 months of working with Home Designer Suite, I realized I needed a more robust version, so now I am working with Home Designer Architectural and I know that is not the end!

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Davida Rodriguez – Featured Study Guide Designer


NKBA Student Design Competition