I'm a residential architectural designer with 10 Years of experience in large-scale custom projects that can take the project from ground zero to approved permit including full project development, construction plans, and submittal to building department for permitting available for per project or hourly work.
- New Construction, Addition, Remodels & Full-Renovation
- Single Family, Two-Family, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's), Mother-in-law Suites, Carriage Lots, and Garage Apartments.
- Construction Plans, Building Department Submittal & Plan Review including Zoning, Historic Preservation, Variances and HOA's
- Site Plan, Plot Plan, Floor Plans, Elevations, Cross-Sections, Reflected Ceiling Plans, Roof Plans, Electrical Plans, Plumbing & HVAC, Window & Door Schedule, Foundation Plan, Details, and Calculations such as Electrical Load, Attic Ventilation, UA Fenestration, Natural Glazing/Ventilation, etc.
Additional Speciality Skills/Knowledge:
- ICF, FOAM FORMWORK, ALTERNATIVE EPS FOAM BUILDING MATERIALS
- 1880-1930’S AND 3-WYTHE BRICK CONSTRUCTION.
- HIGH ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANS IN JURISDICTIONS SUCH AS BOULDER, DENVER & SEATTLE
Examples of work available and sent directly to you, just let me know what you want to see! If you have questions or want to discuss in more depth, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com
**Using Chief Architect X13 and AutoCAD 2022
Architectural Designer | Custom Projects, Construction Plans, Permits
I see some fabulous renderings on CA facebook.. Are these designs created with CA and then rendered outside CA site.?? My renderings are not bad but some of the ones I see look so realistic.. I'm wondering where they are rendered If these samples I see are done thru CA ' rendering feature then I definitely need more practice and instruction. If there are other sources can anyone tell me the best ones to look into..
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I have been trying to create more photorealistic renderings with Chief as I don't have the current budget for additional software.
I have been playing with the CPU Ray Trace option and keep coming up with grainy images that seem darker than I'd like.
I have played with the lighting and sunlight and I've pushed the resolution higher and higher every time I try with no luck.
If adjust the contrast of the image it makes it a little brighter, but it still is lacking.
The first image went for 60 passes, the next one was 40 and the 3rd was 50 passes.
I would love some insight and recommendations on fixing the grainy look as well as just creating more realistic images!
I am using Premier X13 on iMac
American Heritage Homes is a locally owned, custom home builder with over 25 years experience building in the Central Ohio area. We are currently seeking a drafting professional to join our team.
We are not seeking remote services or contract services at this time - so only those that can train and work in and around Central Ohio need reply.
We build homes for our customers on land that they own. We don't build spec homes for sale. Every home, every customer, and every lot is different and very unique.
We're hiring for a Full-Time Architectural position for residential remodeling & new construction using Chief Architect in Downton Chicago & surrounding Chicagoland Suburbs. It's still difficult to find people with Chief Architect experience; so I thought this forum may be a good place to look. See job posting link below:
Salary $50,000 - $70,000 a year Job Type Full-time Full Job Description
Looking for immediate architectural assistance with drafting architectural plans for obtaining building permits on primarily residential remodeling and new-construction projects throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding Chicagoland.
Drawings will be developed using the Chief Architect Software.
Job Duties will include:
- Taking field measurements and photographs of existing conditions
- Drafting & development of existing, demolition, and proposed floor plans using Chief Architect
- Drafting & Development of Exterior and Interior Elevations
- Basic level drafting and design for Structural and MEP Systems
- Updating drawings from redlines provided by Lead Architect's Review
Requirements for Qualified Candidates:
- Verifiable Experience using the Chief Architect software & ability to provide samples of work using the program.
- 2+ years experience with residential remodeling/construction in a professional setting.
- Ability to visit project sites in-person to perform field measures for existing conditions.
- General knowledge/understanding of local building codes
- Organized, reliable, detail orientated, and good communication skills
- Ability to commit to deadlines
Preferred Attributes for Candidates:
- Experience using the Chief Architect software in a professional setting.
- Completed college degree in Architecture
- Completion of formal Chief Architect training program
This position provides a flexible work environment allowing you to have flexible hours, the future potential to work remotely (with the exception of site visits) and also has a lot of room for potential growth within the company!
This position will qualify to provide AXP hours to be used towards Licensing through the NCARB program.
Please provide a copy of your resume, contact phone number, email address, and samples of work.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year
401(k) Flexible schedule Paid time off
Bonus pay Commission pay
Residential Architecture: 2+ years Chief Architect: 1+ year (Preferred)
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and work samples if you are interested in the position.