Sean O'Hara

9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara December 14, 2016
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This is a quick sketch that we recently put together for a proposed 9-story mixed-use building. It has a podium of parking on the bottom level with multifamily housing above. At the beginning of projects we use a variety of tools to create concepts to […]

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Open House Plan for a Small 20′ Wide House

by Sean O'Hara December 14, 2016

One of my favorite repeat clients called a few days ago and needed a plan for a small house to go on a 25′ wide lot in Denver. The house itself could not be more than 20′ wide. The client wanted a plan that would […]

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Implementation Date for 2010 ADA Standards

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

We’ve begun to see the 2010 ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) Standards brought up on new construction projects. Like many codes the date in the title is not necessarily the date where it begins to apply. Given that commercial projects tend to takes month and […]

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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

I recently completed the steps to get an architectural license in New Mexico. We’ve had an engineering license in New Mexico for a few years but with some potential for work in New Mexico it made sense to invest in the architectural license. Members of […]

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You Built Without a Permit and Received a Stop Work Order – Now What?

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

As architects and engineers we are typically in the business of providing permit drawings before people do construction. But sometimes people choose to build something without getting the proper permits and when someone turns you in, you’ll receive a stop work order. When that happens […]

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New Year’s Resolution for a Sustainable Future

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

The dawn of the New Year is approaching. The buzz of the New Year’s Resolution is beginning to consume the void space of the radio stations. The typical resolutions are out there – exercise more, eat less fast food, get organized, spend less money, save […]

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Designing Your House – Part 7

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

Now let’s talk a little bit about the interior design of your home. We’re not interior designers per se but as the architects we are still designing these spaces as we design your house. We’re also incorporating these decisions into the plans to give you […]

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Advice for Medical Office Floor Plan Design in Tenant Buildings

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Medical offices present a few interesting design challenges when they are being place in tenant finish buildings. Dental and doctor offices that do not provide 24 hour care are a business occupancy but there are additional design considerations. The use generally requires a fully accessible […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Should Not Be Overlooked – Go Out and Get One

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, oderless and tasteless gas that it also extremely toxic. It is product of combustion and is present in buildings with fireplaces and gas fired appliances like furnaces and water heaters. Typically it is vented from the building and is not […]

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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

As you probably know, EVstudio has grown a lot in the last few years. We have several offices and cover every significant discipline for the design of land and buildings. We plan to continue this growth both organically and through continued merger and acquisition. We […]

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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

What is the structure that is going to be holding up your house? More than any of our previous questions, your initial answer may be that’s why you hired an architect. While it’s defintely true, we still like to explore your options with you and […]

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Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

One of the first steps in a building design is analyzing the existing site to understand its opportunities and its challenges. This necessitates having a survey of the site. Therefore I will usually suggest that clients get a survey immediately after our first meeting. Once […]

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