Dean Dalvit

Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2017
Thumbnail image for Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

In a continued effort to try to set client expectations as appropriately as possible at the start of a project, I have embarked on a research project that aggregates real data on new homes recently built. The result is a conceptual pricing tool that can […]

Read the full article →

What’s in a name?

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for What’s in a name?

What started as a one-man business called Eagle View Architecture has grown into 7 professionals (and counting). When we first doubled in size, we shortened the name to EV (now you all know where that came from) Studio. When we first came up with that […]

Read the full article →

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

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

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 […]

Read the full article →

Off Grid Home Trends

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

Now completed, the Schuler Residence in Lake George is a log home that is completely off grid due to it’s remote location in the mountains of Colorado. The home has a photovoltaic (PV) array with a full battery storage system as well as a propane […]

Read the full article →

The Escalating Cost of Escalators

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

Often in larger scale commercial developments, vertical circulation is handled by escalators in addition to elevators in order to move large volumes of people from one space to another. Escalators are complex truss structures with a remarkable mechanism of chained treads that move in sync […]

Read the full article →

Deadline for “Bang for your Buck” TV Show Application fast Approaching

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

Hey DENVER! Do you or someone you know live in a cool renovated loft or condo Downtown? If you have recently renovated a space and think it deserves to win a generous grand prize, then HGTV is looking for you!! Home & Garden Television’s BANG […]

Read the full article →

Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for any Project

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

I have recently been asked by a client about a new heating and cooling concept for their project:  geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of climate concerns and rising energy prices. A […]

Read the full article →

Construction Cost per Square Foot for Recreation Facilities: Bowling Alleys

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for Construction Cost per Square Foot for Recreation Facilities: Bowling Alleys

In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

Read the full article →

Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Student Unions

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
Thumbnail image for Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Student Unions

In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

Read the full article →

City of Denver Affordable Housing Fee Now in Effect January 2017

by Dean Dalvit January 6, 2017

Affordable housing fee in effect; New application required for building permits As of January 1, new development in Denver is subject to a fee ranging from $0.40 to $1.70/sq. ft., depending on project type. These fees will support the development and preservation of affordable housing. Every […]

Read the full article →

Controlling Western Sun Glare with Electrochromic Windows at NREL

by Dean Dalvit December 14, 2016

We recently had the pleasure of touring the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility and one of the many features we saw that contributed to their net zero building was Electrochromic Windows. To be used in applications where there are great views (and as […]

Read the full article →

EVstudio Serves Civil Engineering and Surveying Projects of All Sizes

by Dean Dalvit December 14, 2016
Thumbnail image for EVstudio Serves Civil Engineering and Surveying Projects of All Sizes

At EVstudio, we are always looking for ways to serve our clients better. With swings in the economy come swings in workload. While we continue to grow our team of Civil Engineers at EVstudio, we also have strategic partnerships with firms that we have very […]

Read the full article →