“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.” Continue reading…
“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.
“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!
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.
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.
“I’m a software developer from Utah who loves to design and create in my spare time (which isn’t plentiful with a full-time job and a toddler). I have loved doodling since I was little and remember using my dad’s engineering paper to draw up designs as to how I’d remodel my parents’ home and yard when I was young. I love browsing floor plans and touring homes and imagining my ultimate dream home. I’m certainly not an expert, but love to play around with ideas and try to think outside of the box. (And would probably be happy doing something along these lines as a job if the opportunity ever came up.) Continue reading…