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NKBA Student Design Competition

By Adrean Stephenson

 

The 2017-2018 NKBA Student Design Competition has been announced!

This year’s construction challenge partners with Habitat for Humanity and includes two separate entry opportunities; one for kitchen and one for bathroom.

 

 

We digitized dimensioned floor plans for the project using Chief Architect X9 and saved them as an 11″ x 17″ printable .PDF for use as a design reference. You can also download the Chief Architect project files, and leverage the software to finish the designs for your submissions. The downloadable .ZIP file includes the Plan File of the Habitat House and a Layout Template with pages for floor plans, construction plans, mechanical plans, and elevations, waiting for you to incorporate your designs.

 

NKBA Student Members who are enrolled on the date of their submissions are eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded to winners, including Scholarships, and even a trip to the Habitat House build site to help celebrity designers complete the finishing touches of the project.

Entry deadline is May 7, 2018. Review the NKBA’s Competition Brochure for details and requirements.

 

Good Luck!

 

We love seeing what you create when you use Chief Architect for your designs; don’t forget to share with us using #ChiefArchitect.

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Elma Gardner – Featured NKBA Study Guide Designer

By Adrean Stephenson

Elma Gardner has only ever drafted her designs by hand, and they are beautiful. A fading art in our digital age, the small details are the most impressive in her style. My personal favorites are the tiny circles that don’t quite encompass the numbers for her Floor Plan Specification labels, eluding to the efficient confidence in speed her hands must take on as they traverse the page.

 

“I just happen to be one of those strange people that actually enjoys hand-drafting and have made a deliberate decision to stick with it. I like the process.”

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NKBA Competition Winners become Design Study Guides

By Adrean Stephenson

 

Over the years I’ve had a number of opportunities to leverage Chief Architect’s tools for projects with our friends in the industry. Not only is it exciting to mix up my regular routine, but I always get the extra benefit of coming away with newfound understanding of needs and details in these specialty areas; this latest project was no exception.

 

The Goal: Create examples of Kitchen and Bath projects that can be used as references for those studying for the CKBD examination.

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Bathroom Design, Design Contest, Interior Design, Kitchen Design

Design Contest – Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design!

Master bathroom with double vanities, free standing tub, and glass shower.

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 Design for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design.

Enter:

  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.

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