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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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Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Professional, Stories

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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Bathroom Design, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Professional, Stories

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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Contest Winners, Remodel-Addition

Megan Bowler Wins 3rd with Her Kitchen Remodel Project

Megan placed 3rd  in June’s Remodel-Addition Design Contest! She discovered Chief Architect a few years ago when she was looking for a program to use to remodel her own kitchen.

“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…

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Contest Winners, Remodel-Addition, Student

Havier Kiesow Wins 1st with His Remodeled Home Design

Havier

Havier is a 15-year-old student from Sheboygan, Wisconsin and placed 1st in our Remodel-Addition Design Contest! It’s an honor to be a part of bringing his passion to life.

“My parents bought my first Chief Architect Home Designer Suite software for Christmas in 2013.  I started learning how to use the software and my first designs were pretty simple.  I’ve since designed countless homes and buildings.  The Chief Architect software began my passion for exterior and interior home design and I always look forward to software updates.  I am planning to go to college and obtain a degree in architecture and design.” Continue reading…

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