Chief Architect is the industry leader for residential architectural home design software. We have focused the past decade on making this program easy to use for the building professional. Chief Architect will help you be more productive, and we guarantee it. In today's environment you need to be both competitive and productive with your design work and your clients expect professional designs. Establish more business, be more productive, and ensure more satisfied customers using Chief Architect on your next design project!


Chief Architect is Powerful and Easy!

  • Create detailed Floor plans, Elevation views and Cross-sections
  • Visualize and design with 3D models and virtual tours
  • Choose from over 18,000 Library items including CAD Details and name brand manufacturers
  • Use automated building tools, like Automatic Framing and Roof Generation
  • Create complete cost estimates with the built-in Material Lists
  • Generate complete Landscapes and Site Planning designs
  • Use powerful CAD tools to create custom details
  • Produce detailed, professional Blueprints and Plan Sets
  • With our Getting Started Guide and step-by-step Video Tutorials you can design your first house in 30 minutes
  • 90 Day Money Back Guarantee


Chief Architect was designed from the ground up for residential architectural design. With our Getting Started Guide, you can design your first house in 30 minutes out of the box, guaranteed. Chief Architect enables you to communicate and illustrate a 3D model of your project.