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X2 @ Sloan’s Lake- A design in reuse

by EVstudio AEP November 14, 2017
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X2 @ Sloan’s lake is an interesting project as it is converting a 12,000 sq.ft office building into a 46 unit apartment complex. This project features a renovation of an old office and an addition to the same complex. It will feature 22 units in […]

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Colorado Springs Neighborhood Landscape Master Plan

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017
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We recently completed a Landscape Master Plan in Colorado Springs on the northwest side of town. The Master Plan was in response to increased water costs, maintenance concerns and as a retrofit to trees and vegetation that were inappropriately planted in the 1980′s. The Master […]

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2 a-Penny, 4 a-Penny, 6 a-Penny Nails

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017

Nails are a very common fastener in most any construction project. Over the years nails have become very specialized. As such, there are all kinds of words to describe nails such as: Box, Bright, Casing, Coated, Common, Duplex, Drywall, Finish, Galvanized, Head, Helix, Spike. The […]

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Roofs: How Low (Slope) Can You Go?

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017
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Roof slope is one of those architectural features that really can define the style and character of a project. From time to time we are asked to design projects with some really low slopes. The 2009 IRC has something to say about roof materials and […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by EVstudio AEP October 19, 2017
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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Phase 1 Completion of the Urgent Care Facility

by EVstudio AEP October 12, 2017

With a fast-growing customer base, Freedom Urgent Care in Harker Heights, Texas, had a need for an expanded patient waiting area, additional exam rooms and the creation of a new clinic area for outside doctors to be able to lease.  In collaboration with the builder, […]

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

by EVstudio AEP October 12, 2017
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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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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP October 5, 2017
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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Calculating Attic Ventilation to Comply with the IBC

by EVstudio AEP October 5, 2017

Enclosed attic spaces for buildings that fall under the IBC are required to be ventilated.  These spaces are formed where ceilings are applied directly to the underside of roof framing members.  IBC 1203.2 requires 1/150th of the attic area to be ventilated but there is […]

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7 Things Learned at the Revit Technology Conference 2015 Washington DC

by EVstudio AEP September 28, 2017

1.  Objects drawn in Revit should be drawn as Detail Components.  This gives the Object the ability to be Scheduled.  Objects should be schedulable. 2.  A best practice would be to have one office Revit template for all Project Types. 3.  The project type that […]

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The Importance of Specifications and MasterFormat

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

According to the Dictionary of Architecture & Construction a specification is “a written document describing in detail the scope of work, materials to be used, methods of installation, and quality of workmanship for a parcel of work to be placed under contract; usually utilized in […]

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Surface Drainage Adjacent to Houses

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

One thing we frequently hear from people when buying a new home or when looking for a new home is the concern about proper surface drainage within the first 5-10 feet from a home (backfill zone). This concern is often expressed on both new construction […]

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