Sean O'Hara

Where the Building Code Requires More Than Two Exits

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018

In most building types the occupant count is low enough that the building is only required to have  one or two exits. The International Building Code calls out where you must have more. In each story where you have 501-1,000 occupants you are required to […]

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Archived Historic Denver Building Codes

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018

While researching code regulations for a structure that we are remodeling, I came across the page holding all of the adopted building codes and amendments for the City and County of Denver. They date as far back as 1881 and are certainly an entertaining read. […]

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Denver Really is a Great City for Architects

by Sean O'Hara March 29, 2018
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One of the highlights in my recent trip to Atlanta was a chance to talk to several professionals and academics about the state of architecture in Atlanta. Listening to their worries gave me a real sense of appreciation for the prospects that architects face in […]

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Agreements, Proposals and Contracts Used by Architects, Engineers and Contractors

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

There are no shortage of different forms for agreements, proposals and contracts in the design and construction industry. The base contracts of the design and construction industry are the contracts produced by the American Institute of Architects. These contracts have been in place for more […]

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McDwiff is an Option for Opening DWF Files on a Macintosh

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

We make use of the DWF file format for sending drawings to clients for review or print shops to print. It is a significantly better format for sending drawings than PDF. Not only are the files a fraction of the size, but they are also […]

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What is your architectural style?

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

When I speak with potential clients, this is one of the first questions that I’m often asked. They want to know what style and design tastes I’ll bring to their project. The simple answer is that I will design the style based on the preferences […]

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Warrior in Transitition Complex at Fort Hood Photos

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018
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We recently received some additional photos of the Warrior in Transition Complex at Fort Hood. EVstudio is the architect for the Soldier Family Assistance Center and the Company Headquarters buildings.   Originally posted 2012-06-10 23:12:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Designing Your House – Part 2

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

The next programming step after getting all of the general information on your project is discussing the site. In almost all cases our architectural designs are going to be site specific so it is important to have the site picked out. In many cases I […]

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Code Requirements for Concrete Slabs on Grade

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

The International Residential Code (IRC) lays out a series of requirements for pouring a concrete slab on grade. Its more than just forms and pouring concrete! The slab has to be at least 3.5″ thick and possibly thicker for expansive or other difficult soils. The […]

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Common Egress Window Sizes and Operation

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

I recently posted an article on the rules behind egress windows. I realize that knowing the rules doesn’t necessarily mean that you know the most common window sizes for each different window operation. So here are the basics and some links to the Anderson Window […]

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When Do You Absolutely Have to Hire an Architect in Colorado?

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

At EVstudio we are licensed architects and we firmly believe that you should have a licensed architect design your project regardless of building type or project size. By hiring a licensed architect you’re getting access to the required education, work experience and testing that an […]

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Skyline Ink

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

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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