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Project Spotlight- Evergreen in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018
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Throw Back Thursday- International Multi-Family Housing Flare The first of several international projects is Aria – a 66-unit podium style condominium project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Located in the newly developed Evergreen Area on the city’s southern side, the project provides a modern twist on multi-family […]

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What Information is Required to have a Heating and Cooling Calculation Generated?

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018
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There are many factors in how much cooling or heating a building will require to maintain a set temperature.  Many times, building owners and architects are not aware of the information required to get the mechanical calculations started.  Most seasoned architects have a good idea […]

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Hometown South – A Structural Engineer View

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018
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Hometown South is a new community from Century Communities, located in south Arvada, that EVstudio is happy to be a part of.  The development consists of apartment complexes with retail space and a variety of townhomes. The apartments are broken into two types of buildings, […]

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Top 10 Movie Architects

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

As part of the Summer movie season, one of our principals suggested some blogs on the lighter side of things. So without too much intro I thought I would tackle the topic of searching out some of the better known Architect Roles in famous films in […]

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Landscape Edging: Which Type is Most Applicable for My Landscape?

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

Previously, I wrote a blog on edge restraints (Landscape Edging: Which Variety Should I Use?) and some of the positives and negatives associated with them. In this blog post, I am going to relate the types of edge restraints to locations in which they would/should […]

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EVstudio Chosen for Central Texas Civic Center Renovation Project

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

EVstudio is proud to announce that we have recently been named the architectural firm for the City of Copperas Cove’s civic center renovation / remodel project.  The project includes updating the commercial kitchen to better serve the needs of larger events and converting obsolete office […]

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Revit Family Standards – Compliance

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

We are working to organize and standardize Revit family creation within our office.  It is a work in progress, especially the review of our existing 800+ custom families.  But we have the basic library folder structure in place including a separate folder where people in […]

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Improving Revit Productivity with Shortcuts

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2018
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Revit is an excellent BIM program that can improve the efficiency of producing construction documents.  However, as designers and draftsmen, we are always trying to find ways to be even more efficient.  Below are some keyboard shortcuts and tips that have really helped me.  A […]

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How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2018

Hi, Lisa. I really want to save energy by using compact fluorescent bulbs in some of my light fixtures, but the last batch I bought was an awful cold blue color that made me feel funny.  How can I avoid making the same $9 mistake every time?   […]

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Historic Preservation and Sustainability – One Strategy Contributing to Both Goals

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018

Dean and I had a very interesting meeting with the Heritage Resources Program Leader for the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service last week and during our meeting we began discussing the idea of sustainability and historic preservation. This very topic will be […]

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Progress on Mountain Modern Home

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018
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It is always nice to see continual progress made on projects. Below is an image showing the bulk of the framing complete. Soon the large exposed beam with the LVL in the foreground perpendicular to it will have additional framing to create the roof cantilever. […]

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Hot Trends in Apartments -Part 2- Kitchens

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018
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This is the second installment of what we are hearing and seeing in Apartment design both at seminars and in the field. As you might notice, much of what is happening in single family residential design is also finding its way into the Multi-family world.  […]

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