Designing with a Purpose

by Danielle Schroeder Savanna’s purpose is not only to create beautiful designs but to also promote independence in the workplace while giving a portion of her proceeds to the Down Syndrome Association. Savanna’s stunning Kitchen, Bath, and Interior Design Contest entry caught our eye when we first saw it, and…Read More

Award-Winning Residential Construction Designer from the Philippines

by Kendra Dorosh Are you fascinated by the different architectural styles around the world? Travel with us to Laguna, Philippines as we uncover the source of Rodante Bernabe’s seemingly endless array of extremely detailed, beautiful designs… many of which have…Read More

Winning Designs – August’s Remodel/Addition Design Contest

by Kendra Dorosh From adding completely new accommodations, to breathing fresh life into outdated designs, we’ve had some outstanding entries in the August Remodel/Addition Design contest. Join us in congratulating the finalists on their award-winning designs! 1st Place Winner: Rodante H. Bernabe Rodante’s winning design enhanced two adjacent houses that…Read More

A designer’s journey from hand-drafting to design software

by Kendra Dorosh Have you spent hours laboring over a drafting table? Remodel/ Addition Design Contest winner Sandra Lukas can relate. Sandra’s winning design in the Chief Architect Remodel/ Addition Design Contest caught our attention and inspired us to learn more about her story. It turns out that she hand-drafted…Read More


There were many unique and fun designs that were submitted for July’s Residential Design Contest and we are pleased to announce the winning designs! Grand Prize Winner: Larry Singleton of Singleton Designs Larry’s winning design is named The Honeysuckle, and its Modern Farmhouse feel was inspired by his daughter, who…Read More

Mercury Mosaics Handmade Tiles – Now Available in the 3D Library!

by Kerry Hansen The addition of these handcrafted gems within the Chief Architect Platform bring design-dreams to life. Mercury Mosaics’ Tile selections are now available in the Chief Architect 3D Library. Their addition to the Chief Architect platform benefits clients by showcasing how the tile will look in their space. The collection…Read More

3D Viewer App: A New Way for Builders and Designers to Engage and Communicate their 3D design with Clients

By: Phillip Gibney Your clients want to see more than a floor plan and elevation, right?  Renderings help; but, what about a 3D model they can experience and virtually interact with?  Export and share your designs using the Chief Architect 3D Viewer.  With the 3D Viewer, they can view the…Read More

Winning designs- June’s Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest

From spa-worthy bathrooms to elegant kitchen designs, we saw some amazing spaces throughout June’s Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest. Join us in congratulating the finalists on their award-winning designs. Grand Prize Winner: Giuseppe Rispoli Giuseppe’s master bathroom design entry was inspired by his wife to reflect her timeless beauty. The…Read More

Student designer wows with ‘Melrose Place’ apartment render

by Kendra Dorosh Interior Planning and Design student Gisela Weissman-Everhard’s attention to detail and commitment to learning are driving factors in her early successes. As a student at American River College in Sacramento, CA, Gisela seized the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest as a learning opportunity: “I wanted to really…Read More

Winning Home Design With the Perfect Southern Porch

Bobby McFadden, a photographer from South Carolina, won 1st place in the Chief Architect Residential Design Contest. His grand front porch design is truly an extension of the home, showcasing Bobby’s passion for indoor-outdoor Southern living.Read More