Design Contest

Design Contest – Residential Design

Modern Home Design with stucco and wood siding and large windows.

The Chief Architect Design Contest is a fun way to share your work, build credibility and expose your brand. Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear and more! Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design.

Submit:

  1. Email a single image or a 360° image of your design to submissions@chiefarchitect.com
  2. Include your name, company information, and the software you used.
  3. Describe your design and planning process for your submission including any background information about the project.

Winner:

Submissions will be posted in a photo album on Chief Architect’s Facebook page. Fans of Chief Architect will be asked to “Like” their favorite entry. The entry with the most “Likes” and other reactions will be declared the winner.

Prizes:

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Rules:

  • Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design.
  • One submission/file per person (can be single view, collage, or 360° image)
  • Chief Architect reserves the right to refuse any contest entry.
  • Purchasing “Likes” or “Shares” is not permitted.
  • A submitted design may not be entered more than once per year. Re-entry of winning designs are not permitted.
  • Submission Deadline is July 24, 2017

Send inquiries to submissions@chiefarchitect.com

View Home Design Submissions

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Bathroom Design, Contest Winners, Professional

Rene Rabbitt wins with Master Bathroom Design

Bathroom Design with walk in shower, built-in tub and spa feel.

Rene of Daoust Design and Construction placed 3rd in May’s Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. He has been using Chief Architect for almost 10 years and focuses on the 3D tools to beat out the competition.

“I grew up in Oakland California and went into building custom homes in the Bay Area right out of high school. I have been a builder for over 17 years in residential remodeling, which is what inspired me to start designing. Ten years ago I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do some freelance design for an architecture firm that was using Chief Architect X3. I fell in love with the software and its ability to create realistic visual depictions of the kitchens and baths I would then get to build. I am currently a licensed General Contractor (inactive) working for Daoust Design and Construction as Lead Design/Production Manager.

Rene Rabbitt working on a Chief Architect home design.

“Daoust has been a true believer and mentor, investing in my abilities and allowing me to create better systems and processes for production-speed renderings. The ability to create renderings faster has allowed us to spend more time detailing renderings while staying within the market price point. The results have been fantastic, creating photorealistic renderings using Chief Architect X9 as the catalyst for design. We rolled out our 3D goggles services almost a year and a half ago and have been at the forefront of our local market for our level of quality, now looking to expand.

“Four years ago I decided to start attending night school in pursuit of becoming a licensed Architect. I can easily say that it was because of Chief that this line of thinking even became a possibility in my mind.”

Connect with Rene

Daoust Design and Construction

rene@daoustdc.com

925-300-7004

Here are a few more of his designs:

View Rene Rabbitt Closet with Bathroom in Chief Architect’s 360° Panorama Viewer.

View Rene Rabbitt Kitchen in Chief Architect’s 360° Panorama Viewer.

View Rene Rabbitt Classroom in Chief Architect’s 360° Panorama Viewer.

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Networking for Design and Construction

By Derek Pedersen

Have you ever wondered why you should go to that industry related seminar or evening social event with a guest speaker?

It’s because networking is an essential part of building a business.  Networking is an easy and often free strategy for marketing and sales opportunities, as well as connecting and building relationships with service providers for your business. Continue reading…

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Bathroom Design, Contest Winners, Professional

Debra Taylor Purvis Wins 1st with her Rustic Bathroom Design

Rustic elegant master bathroom with rain shower, free standing tub and custom ceiling.

Debra placed 1st in our Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest! She develops house plans and has been a Chief Architect customer for almost 20 years!

 

Debra Taylor Purvis“I’m from south Mississippi. I live/work in a little town called Wiggins since my husband and I got married 32 years ago.  I’m a Certified Professional Building Designer and a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).

“I started what would be my “career” after taking an architectural drafting class in high school. After college I started working for an engineering firm, drawing road projects, subdivisions, and local projects “on the board.”  After working with them 8 years (and doing house plans at night) I decided to leave there and open DesignHouse Inc – House Plans in 1991, full-time. I knew if I was going pursue this design field I would have to transition off the board onto a CAD program.  I’ve used several programs over the years but nothing has offered my clients the views that Chief does. Continue reading…

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Interior Design, Stories

Designing with Wayfair in Chief Architect

Master Bedroom with Wayfair furniture and accessories to design a warm and relaxing space.

By Dani Walker

Chief Architect recently partnered with Wayfair Trade to produce a catalog of over 500 free models for our 3D Library.

This catalog includes a collection of lighting, furniture, and home décor models of real-life products from Wayfair.com. Chief Architect and Home Designer customers are able to create free, shoppable renderings for clients of any style. With more than 10,000 suppliers and eight million products, Wayfair is one of the largest online shopping destinations for all home décor and furnishings. Continue reading…

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