Anthony Ries

Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by Anthony Ries March 18, 2015
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One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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Harvesting Rainwater in Colorado – Can it be Done?

by Anthony Ries March 15, 2015

I recently had a conversation about water usage and rights in Colorado. For years we have known that the water that falls from the sky is off limits. Back in July of 2009 that changed, sort of. It is true that with the passage of […]

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Mount Air Townhomes Steel in Place

by Anthony Ries March 15, 2015
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The Mount Air Town Homes are quickly going up along 10th Avenue just west of Wadsworth Boulevard. These 6 town homes are divided into two buildings of three units. Since the lot is long and narrow we kept the main floor efficient. It only consists […]

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Phase Change Materials

by Anthony Ries March 11, 2015

Anyone who lives in the Denver area is familiar with the large difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Designing a home with proper solar orientation and thermal mass can help protect the interior of a home from these severe swings. In the summer thermal mass […]

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PV Systems for Home and Business

by Anthony Ries March 3, 2015
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Most people are probably familiar with photo-voltaic (PV) systems. You see them on plenty of houses and also large arrays on the ground near large campus sites like hospitals and government facilities. If you swing by Denver International Airport you go right past a two megawatt system that will […]

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Constructing Walls in Revit

by Anthony Ries March 2, 2015

Revit Architecture has a fairly robust system for placing and designing walls. The first important step in the process is selecting the type of wall that needs to be placed.  A bunch of typical wall types are included ‘out of the box’. For instance, I […]

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LEED VOC MSDS SCAQMD

by Anthony Ries February 18, 2015

Part of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to provide better environments for building occupants. Something we do every day but don’t think about much is breathing. Our lungs are very sensitive to contaminants and dust. If you have ever walked into […]

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Mount Air Townhomes in Framing – Lakewood, CO

by Anthony Ries February 18, 2015
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The 6-unit Mount Air Townhomes in Lakewood are in the early stages of framing. This development will consist of 2 seperate buildings of 3 units each. The main floor has a garage and entry. Upstairs is the kitchen, living room and office/bedroom. The third floor […]

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Drinking Fountains and Service Sinks in Tenant Spaces

by Anthony Ries February 6, 2015
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We have completed a fair amount of tenant finish work for small spaces. The more cumbersome items to incorporate into those small spaces include the drinking fountain and the service or mop sink. The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) allows an exemption from the drinking […]

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Another LEED Silver Office Building

by Anthony Ries February 5, 2015
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We starting the design process on a new Company Headquarters building a nearly three years ago. The drawings were permitted and construction began in early 2011. We have now received word that all of our hard work paid off in the Silver Certification of this […]

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Good Design Involves the Little Things

by Anthony Ries February 1, 2015
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Whenever I head out to most suburbs in the evening I have a heck of a time finding the correct house. Part of it is the mess of winding curving streets and that everything is named Park Place, Park Drive, Park Circle, Park Lane, etc. […]

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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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