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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.

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.

The Physically Based Rendering Technique, new to Chief Architect X10, proved to be our favorite tool for this project with its ability to mimic realistic light play on metal and shiny surfaces in the rooms. Visit our What’s New page to learn more about this, and the other new features in our latest release.

Congratulations to the NKBA Design Award winners! The skill and effort leveraged to create the spaces in these submissions is easy to appreciate. We had so much fun delving in more deeply as we studied each design for the animations; we are excited to see the next level of trends and creativity designers like you bring this coming year.

Learn more about Chief Architect’s work with the NKBA here.

 

National Kitchen & Bath association

 

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Events, Professional, Stories

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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Events

JLC Live Recap

Chief Architect at JLC Live 2017 in Providence

Chief Architect was an exhibitor at the 2017 JLC Live in Providence last week and we have Scott Harris, our VP of Sales and Marketing, here to fill us in about this event.

  1. What can you tell us about this show?

The Chief Architect booth was located on the main exhibitor floor, Booth #7.  We had a large 10×20 booth and the CA staff was very busy throughout the show answering questions and providing informational presentations and software demonstrations for show attendees.  Many of the presentations were centered around the new features in X9 which was officially released Feb 15.  There was a lot of great feedback on the new X9 version including a significant buzz about the new Virtual Reality features for 360 Image & 3D Viewer export and the new enhancements for supporting touch screens with gestures. Continue reading…

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