Chief Architect Design Contests are a fun way to share your designs, build credibility and expose your brand. Share one of your Kitchen/Bath or Interior Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.
- Email a single image or a 360° image of your design to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your name, company information, and the software you used.
- Describe your design and planning process for your submission including any background information about the project.
by Kerry Hansen
“Architecture is not just about buildings,
but about nourishing the lives of those within them.”
If you haven’t yet heard of Michael Rust, you will be glad you took the time to learn a little about him and his work. Michael, an architect based out of Chandler, AZ, first sparked our interest when his organic, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design was entered in the Chief Architect Residential Design contest. Located in Webb City, MO, this incredible home was designed in harmony with its steeply sloping lot. This posed challenges during the design phase but, with Rust as the architect, those challenges inevitably inspired its magnificent lines, grand exterior staircase, cantilevered awnings, and towering windows that let the views of nature climb right inside.Continue reading…
The Chief Architect Student Design Gallery is a great way to celebrate the talent and fresh design ideas of the next generation of designers.
If you’re a student leveraging the Chief Architect student license, or are a teacher utilizing Chief Architect in your classroom, and would like to showcase a student design we’d love to hear from you!
Submit your designs for a chance to be featured in the Student Design Gallery Album on our Facebook page.Continue reading…
By Phillip Gibney
Chief Architect offers online and in-person training classes. These classes are an excellent way to increase your knowledge in the software, get your questions answered, connect with our staff, and network with industry peers. As a class participant, there are several things you can do to help prepare and ensure your success in a training class.
by Anne Smith
A design studio in Hattiesburg, MS achieves success in a surprising variety of projects by focusing on harmony with surroundings and a respect for history.
We first got to know the team at Lake + Land Studio back in October when they won first place in the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest, and discovered their involvement in a number of impressive projects – including HGTV’s series, ‘Home Town’. As ‘Home Town’ celebrates its 4th season, we checked in with them to learn more about the various projects they are involved in and the challenges of designing for a t.v. show.Continue reading…
Abe Neufeld of Abe Neufeld Design
by Kerry Hansen
A sleek, on-trend kitchen wins 2nd place in the Chief Architect Kitchen, Bath & Interiors design contest.
Drawing and painting from a young age, Abe Neufeld, of Abe Neufeld Design from Bow Island, Alberta, Canada has always been fascinated by the creative arts. Like most creatives, he relies on his talent to draw or draft up an idea in the beginning phase of his projects. “Whenever I begin a project I draw or draft it up first.” This foundation is likely one of the reasons Abe has secured the runner up title in the March 2020, Chief Architect, Kitchen, Baths, and Interiors contest.Continue reading…
by Kendra Dorosh
Dreaming of renovating your home, but not sure what to expect? Thebuild.tv by Anthony Carrino may just be the new series you’ve been waiting for.Continue reading…
by Kerry Hansen
Whether an architect, interior designer, draftsperson or design-builder, working from home is a key strategy for many. Carving out a personal work space for yourself can serve as an essential resource and is one of the keys to success and productivity when working from home. Here are a few tips to get going.Continue reading…