Anthony Ries

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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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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