Sean O'Hara

Skyline Ink

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

After finishing undergraduate school at Oklahoma, a couple of my classmates, namely Blake Pettus and Brian Eyerman started a rendering company in Oklahoma City. Now Blake has moved to Taiwan, but Brian is still there with a staff of eight cranking out some great renderings […]

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Designing Your House – Part 8

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

The next piece that we talk about is the exterior design of your house and the form and massing of the design. The discussion of style is quite a long one, so at some point I’ll write a more thorough style post. For now let’s […]

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Phases of Service

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

Our website is currently undergoing a renovation and I recently uploaded a new front page. I’m seeing that the information from one of the old pages more likely belongs in the blog under the new organizational structure. So here it is, the most common phases […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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Letter of Recommendation for University Projects

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

One of the clients who EVstudio does work with is the University of Denver. Many of our projects at DU were done with Bill Campbell acting as the owner’s representative. He wrote us this nice letter of recommendation. Originally posted 2010-10-01 17:29:28. Republished by Blog […]

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Building Season in Colorado, What About Winter?

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

We frequently have projects and clients who are concerned with the idea of building during a Colorado winter. Snow, ice, cold temperatures and frozen ground can all make building more difficult. With that being said, in the Front Range cities, like the Denver metro, we […]

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Open House Plan for a Small 20′ Wide House

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

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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Accessory Occupancies in the International Building Code

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

The International Building Code provides several routes for designing buildings with more than one occupancy. Building owners who don’t want to separate occupancies with fire separations have to employ one of these. For buildings with a large primary occupancy and a small accessory occupancy, the […]

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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

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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Calculating Fire Resistance Ratings of Wood Assemblies Using the IBC

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017
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Architects and Contractors can spend a lot of time hunting for miscellaneous fire rated assemblies in wood construction. What you’ll eventually learn is that the easiest place to design your own 1-hour assembly is Section 721.6 of the International Building Code. The section details the […]

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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

Municipalities are increasingly asking for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to stamp drawings that could previously be stamped by architects. We see this a lot with small structural and civil pieces incidental to commercial projects. Municipalities are also adding new documents to their requirements […]

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New Year’s Resolution for a Sustainable Future

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

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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