Affordable housing is a specialty of EVstudio and an area that we plan to be very involved in.
We are currently working with Mercy Housing Colorado on the Holly Park Community Center in Commerce City. This building will serve the residents of an existing affordable housing complex that is lacking community facilities. In addition we will be doing unit renovations at Holly Park after the completion of the Community Center. We have several other multifamily projects currently in design including a 12 unit renovation with 9 new units in Denver and a triplex in Frisco. We acted as a subcontractor to do the as built drawings for a major remodel of 160 units at the Overlook at Thornton.
Prior to founding EVstudio I worked for Odell Architects, PC for three years doing primarily affordable housing. I was heavily involved in projects including a 38 unit building over structured parking in Aurora, a 92 unit complex in Grand Junction and a 60 unit senior housing building in Englewood. At a smaller scale I led a volunteer effort to design a house for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to our experience in affordable housing architecture, we also use my wife, Stephanie O’Hara as a resource. Steph worked as a grants specialist and a planner analyst for Jefferson County’s Community Development Department which gives us an extra view point.