Contest Winners, Design Contest, Featured Customers, Professional, Remodel-Addition

Glenn M. Travis Places 2nd with His Georgian Colonial Remodel

Second story addition to a ranch rambler home design.

By Emily Black

 

Glenn placed 2nd in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest! His winning design is a beautiful transformation of the original home design.

Glenn M. Travis, the principal designer and owner of GMT Home Designs, focused on adding a second story and redesigning the first floor to give the clients a large kitchen and open family room. Glenn utilizes Chief Architect to bring his clients into the design with him and open communication for changes.

“Glenn and his team turned our idea into a reality using their incredible 3D design system. For the first time, we could actually see our dream home come to life. Visualizing the space in the 3D Viewer not only showed us what our home would look like but allowed us to make changes to something “we thought we liked” before ever breaking ground.” – GMT Home Design Client

 

Glenn M. Travis of GMT , a Chief Architect customer.

“I have worked in the design and construction field for the past 30 years and first developed a love for design and construction in my youth growing up in New Hampshire. I came to Boston to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology where I received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. Since 1999, when I founded GMT Home Designs, I have provided residential design services to clients throughout New England and beyond.

“My passion for design and engineering as a young man has translated into the type of work I provide for my clients today. I have a great appreciation for attention to detail, quality design, and for both modern design principles and the traditional architectural styles of New England. Regional chapters of national industry organizations have recognized my work, presenting me with honors for outstanding design. My staff and I, along with our strong relationships with quality builders, provide you with everything you need for your dream to become a reality.

“I started using Chief in 2003. I loved the high-end 3D capabilities of Chief Architect and it is the best at helping me communicate with my clients. They can see what their project will look like better than any other software I’ve seen. I am continually impressed with the realistic views and that Chief has been constantly updating the libraries and what it offers to the designer.”

 

Thank you, Glenn, for bringing your talent and passion to the home design industry. We are excited to be a part of your design process and hope to see more of your designs in our upcoming Chief Architect Design Contests.

 

Winning Design

View more of Glenn’s work below, on his website and Houzz!

Residential home design with dormers across the front and a covered entry.

 

 

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Events

Chief Academy 2018 is Quickly Approaching!

Chief Architect training event coming Aug 29-31

By Dani Walker

 

It’s almost that time of the year again when Chief Architect users come from near and far to learn, network, and relax during a 2-day Chief Academy training event.

If you are unfamiliar with this 2-day event, it is packed full of training sessions, networking events, focused seminars, 1-on-1 training, and special insights into new products. Held near our headquarters in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, ID, there are plenty of social events to extend your learning and relaxation as well.

Group of Chief Architect users attending the Chief Architect Academy. Continue reading…

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Bathroom Design, Design Contest, Featured Customers, Professional

Shona Griffin places 2nd with her versatile walk-in shower design

This bathroom design features a walk-in steam shower with a sauna, standalone tub, bench seat and a large round window.

By Kendra Dorosh

Shona Griffin places 2nd in the Chief Architect Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest. She’s based in Atlanta, Georgia and owns a small home-based drafting and permitting service called Key Designs.

 

 

“I have an Associate’s Degree in Computer-Aided Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management. I was introduced to Chief Architect Software through an engineering firm that I worked for, at that time they were operating Chief Architect Version X7. I have also learned Revit, but I prefer Chief Architect and have now been using it for 14 years. I operate a small home-based drafting and permitting service, which is growing rapidly.” Continue reading…

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