Dean Dalvit

Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit December 29, 2017
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

by Dean Dalvit December 29, 2017
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While we haven’t yet had a chance to get professional photos of this project yet, I wanted to share with our followers of the mountain modern home series of posts the Red Fox Run project that was recently completed in Evergreen.     The Materials palette for […]

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Proper Exterior Column Details Prevent Decay

by Dean Dalvit December 14, 2017
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We do a lot of traditional design work in the mountains, and often times, we will utilize stone columns as a feature at exterior decks, front entries, etc.. Most contractors will typically build these as wood boxes with a plywood or OSB skin, then apply […]

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Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

by Dean Dalvit December 7, 2017
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We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat […]

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Top 10 “Alternative” Construction Methods

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2017

There is a lot of conventional wisdom out there about what is “typical” for building construction practices. While the collective experience of available labor and availability of materials tends to drive how things get designed and built, it is important not to get stymied by routine practices. […]

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EVstudio Recognized for Entrepreneurship in The Zweig Letter

by Dean Dalvit November 29, 2017
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We’re proud to have been featured by ZweigWhite in their December issue of The Zweig Letter. The focus of the article was on entrepreneurship and the standout qualities of EVstudio that differentiate us from the rest.   The full letter can be found in .PDF […]

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Walking on Thin Ice With Structural Changes

by Dean Dalvit October 30, 2017

This post focuses on the most misunderstood law of structural physics that all too frequently results in very costly remediation and occasionally, can cause complete collapse. The structural system here is the simple post and beam system that occurs in nearly every building type whether […]

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Precast Trail Erected in Downtown Evergreen

by Dean Dalvit October 30, 2017
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EVstudio had the pleasure of designing the foundation for an elevated pedestrian pathway in Evergreen that links the Downtown business zone with Evergreen Lake and the miles of trails that branch out from this network. Despite heavy rains (and sometimes snow), the General Contractor, Goodland […]

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Top 10 Myths About Architects

by Dean Dalvit October 12, 2017

Ok, I know that I can’t speak for all architects, and there are certainly those few out there who are responsible for most of the misconceptions about the profession. But I would like to set the record straight for the great many of us who […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Multifamily Housing Based on Construction Type

by Dean Dalvit October 12, 2017
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I recently was working with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver to provide  objective third party opinion of estimated construction costs for an affordable housing project in Denver. We have had the pleasure to work on both market rate as well as affordable […]

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What’s the Difference Between NFPA 13R and NFPA 13?

by Dean Dalvit October 5, 2017
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While we typically have a fire sprinkler consultant on the design team for our projects, there are some key things that Architects must know about the systems that can influence design. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has a variety of requirements for different types […]

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Getting active about passive solar

by Dean Dalvit September 28, 2017

It’s time to talk about a technology that has been around since the origins of man. Actually, it predates man because most of the animal and even plant kingdom has been using this technology for millenia. What is it? Passive Solar. The term “solar” means […]

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