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Urban Street Trees: Root Barrier

by EVstudio AEP June 15, 2018

In an urban environment, street trees are considered a necessity, but sometimes a nuisance. There are a series of considerations that should be made when incorporating street trees into the urban framework. Root Barrier: What is the most common nuisance in our historic neighborhoods in regards […]

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EVstudio Has the Building Professionals You Need

by EVstudio AEP June 15, 2018

At any given time we have a large number of projects under construction. During the construction phase of a project questions invariably arise. That is the nature of the work, whether new, or more frequently, renovation work. At times those questions are best answered by […]

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Land Surveying with GPS

by EVstudio AEP May 29, 2018

Although surveying with GPS can sometimes be frustrating with the lack of signal coverage, it is hands down the quickest and most efficient way to survey when it is working. When we use GPS, we tie into an established (and growing) cell network that has […]

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The Exciting Future of Self-Healing Materials

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018
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No other material in the world is used in construction more than concrete, and as the developing world keeps its accelerating growth the demand will increase.  As one of the oldest construction materials in the world, there has been a lot of innovation in mixtures […]

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Roofs: How Low (Slope) Can You Go?

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018
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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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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018

Terms like ‘Green’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘LEED’ are being thrown around lately and architects have been a big part of the throwing. In fact, at EVstudio have been discussing these terms a lot lately. So what do these terms really mean and what do they really […]

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Construction Update at Homestead at Saddle Rock

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018

Since construction commenced the week of 7/11, the Homestead at Saddle Rock project has wound down. The experts at Ground Masters worked hard and finished installing the improvements and landscaping around the grading/drainage problem areas. In addition to new concrete pans, EVstudio Civil Engineering designed […]

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Live-Work Balance as an EVstudio Architect

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018

Much has been made of the current boom here in Denver in regards to architectural staffing.  If one were to visit the AIA Jobs Board page one would find a multitude of available positions ranging from intern to regional director.  To many it seems that 2009 […]

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Bastrop Station Retail Center Nears Completion

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018
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I recently went out to do a punch list review  on one of EV Studio’s latest projects which is nearing completion, the Bastrop Station Retail Center. The responsibility for a shell retail center project normally last about 2 years. The process includes pre-design programming, any local […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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Why Mock-up Wall Sections Are a Great Idea for Your Next Building

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018

In addition to all the other reasons, I love looking at construction projects mock-up wall sections are one of the most useful tools I’ve found on a job site for learning and teaching. Mockup walls can be specified in a project specification, general notes or even […]

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