Timothy (14 yrs old) won April's Aging in Place/Accessibility Design Contest! See more here.
The prize package includes a Chief Architect water bottle, 8 GB USB drive, t-shirt, and one hour of personal training.
Timothy is a full-time homeschooling student. He has been studying drafting and design at home using Chief Architect for about three years, along with AutoCad and Sketchup. He started with the X1 version his older brother learned on and we were able to switch to X7 with the help of our local school district’s sponsorship of our academic license. While the other packages seem to have their strengths, Timothy continues to emphasize working with Chief, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to use it for his studies at a reasonable cost.
He has become quite proficient with the program, mostly thanks to your excellent training resources which allow him to self-pace and self-teach, and he is now able to do relatively complex designs in a wide array of scenarios, including both residential and commercial. We have been able to provide several real-world challenges that give him direction and goals and he has been a critical help for our family in evaluating various spaces we occupy, like the visualizations for the recent home we considered buying or the layouts of the old school building we currently live in and need to put a roof on, or the design for our company’s shop expansion, etc.
This design project was interesting to him because we are considering making the school building into a granny-pod community, giving our local region an option for aging in place.