Anthony Ries

Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by Anthony Ries January 24, 2015

Our very own Anthony J. Ries, AIA, LEED BD+C and Lisa A. Barter, RA, NCIDQ, LEED AP were recently interviewed for an article on Tubular Daylighting Devices. Their expertise in the area of daylighting coupled with prior articles written for www.EVstudio.com/blog brought the attention of magazine. The […]

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Revit Tip #37 – Import a Pattern File

by Anthony Ries January 17, 2015

Here is a quick tip for Revit if you need to import a pattern file for use as a model material. The standard pattern file will not scale properly or line up with the surface it is on. If you are importing a pattern for […]

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MountAir Townhomes Under Construction – Foundation In!

by Anthony Ries January 17, 2015
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Even with all of this cold weather the MountAir Townhomes in Lakewood Colorado are under construction. These are among the first new townhomes in the area and have great access to the Wadsworth Light Rail station at 13th and Wadsworth. The foundations for both buildings […]

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Architectural and Structural Coordination in 3 Dimensions

by Anthony Ries January 13, 2015
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You may have heard that we use a software package known as Revit. One of the things that we really like other than the fairly intuitive interface is that the architects and the structural engineers here work within the same file. Once the schematic design […]

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Revit Tip #23 – Linking a File to the Current View Only

by Anthony Ries January 12, 2015
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At EVstudio we use Revit for just about everything. It doesn’t yet make coffee. We can only hope. However, we occasionally have a need to import and link AutoCAD or other vector and image files to our models. Because Revit builds one model and then […]

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The Hue Circle – It’s Awesome Like the Color Wheel

by Anthony Ries January 9, 2015
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The humble color wheel doesn’t get enough press these days. A lot of us as architects use it almost intuitively. Sometimes we need a little refresher course. I am most familiar with the Munsell system so I went ahead and scanned the first page from […]

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Working with your Architect – The Drawn Program

by Anthony Ries December 19, 2014
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I recently had the pleasure of meeting with a gentleman who was getting started on designing and building a new vacation home in Alamosa County, Colorado. He has built a home or three in the past so this isn’t his first rodeo. He is a […]

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Home Maintenance – It Can Save Your Life

by Anthony Ries December 16, 2014

We do a fair amount of work observing structures after a fire.  Sometimes those fires start from a child with a cigarette lighter or an electrical short due to faulty installation. We primarily inspect for structural integrity but sometimes we consult on how to properly install a new fireplace. Other […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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The Four Treatments for Historic Properties

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014

When working with, or evaluating, federally registered historic structures it is important to understand the basic approaches that can be taken in regards to modifications. Rehabilitation: This treatment is when an owner wants to maintain the historic character of the building yet use it for […]

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Don’t Just Build! Get a Building Permit

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014

We’ve talked about it before yet it bears repeating. Make sure you get a permit before you pound the first nail! We have a client who is looking at an existing retail location in a multi-unit building that used to be a dry cleaner. Between […]

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Mountain Modern Weathertight

by Anthony Ries November 13, 2014
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Another mountain modern project is nearing completion. This one has been all closed in since the middle of December. It was perfect timing since the garage is set up as the staging and prep-work area. It’s much more comfortable to work in the mountains, in […]

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