I have been using Chief Architect since Version 8.0. I taught Chief version 8 - 10 at Portland Community College for their Interior Design program. However, it was a basic overview class and the curriculum did not cover advanced foundation, roofing and framing. We covered building of the basic structure, adding floors, stairs, generating basic roofs and did not work with framing. I have been using Chief Interiors since it came out since I specialize in kitchen and bath remodels. I understand a lot about interiors, but rusty when it gets to a remodel on unique homes with unusual levels or very old homes where items such as stairs and other things are not to code. This leaves me with trying to understand the work arounds in Chief. I am grateful to all of the generous forum members that help so many people.
Sharon is an award winning designer who holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Interior Design from Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon. Her experience has been in the field of residential design and she is a proud small business owner of Designer's Edge Kitchen and Bath.
2009 National Kitchen and Bath Association- AKBD Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer
2009 Oregon Remodelers Association
Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award - Residential Addition over $250,000
2010 NARI CotY Award- Region 6 Northwest- Residential Addition over $250,000
Industry Association Memberships:
National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
NKBA Columbia River Chapter
Home Builder's Association of Portland
Professional Remodeler's Organization (PRO)- HBA of Portland