Kacy Landsittel

Foundation Wall Height Design Considerations for Residential Garages

by Kacy Landsittel February 8, 2019

There are many ways that openings like doors and windows come into consideration with respect to how we, at EVstudio, design foundation walls. More specifically, there are special criteria that go into a foundation wall design for residential garages because the threshold of door openings are at […]

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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel January 24, 2019

Copper takes form in many ways and applications in our built environments. Plumbing lines, plumbing fixtures, electrical conducting applications, as an architectural metal for the exterior skin as siding or roofing and many others, the precious metal also is at the whim of exterior and […]

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Adams County- Homes for Hope Project

by Kacy Landsittel January 18, 2019
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In 2018, EVstudio was awarded a unique and special project with Adams County’s Children & Family services, with director Janis James and other staff, to help alleviate a challenging problem they encounter. It’s often the case that when a family faces a situation where a […]

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Cub Creek Ranch Mountain Modern Home Complete

by Kacy Landsittel November 30, 2018

The Cub Creek Ranch home combines traditional exterior materials of rustic wood, stone, and corrugated metal with modern geometric forms and massing. This modern aesthetic leaves much of the structure exposed. Steel I-beams, columns and a steel c-channel moment frame inform the structural stability while […]

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Revit Tip #9 – Change Orientation of Family During Placement

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018
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At the intermediate levels of Revit, there are a number of tricks to aid the design flow process. This tip removes an otherwise additional step of using the rotate tool when inserting and placing a family and allows you to align it with any line […]

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EVstudio Remodel Featured as ‘Kitchen of the Week’ on Houzz.com

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

We had the distinct pleasure to work with a repeat client for a remodel and addition to their newly purchased mountain residence in Evergreen, CO. The design caught the attention of the well-known custom home and remodel website Houzz.com, see the Houzz article here, Kitchen of […]

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Reverse Brick Ledge, a Detail for Finished Concrete Floors

by Kacy Landsittel September 28, 2018

Some of our clients prefer a finished concrete floor over carpet, tile or other floor coverings. This is often the case when the home owner wants to incorporate in-floor radiant heat into the basement or slab on grade main level concrete floor. Unfortunately, the result […]

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Jefferson County Electronic Submittal Process

by Kacy Landsittel September 6, 2018
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While Jefferson County has offered an electronic submittal process for building permits on commercial projects for several years, they now have an electronic submittal process for residential projects. Having gone through a couple myself as a project designer, I thought I’d share my experience as […]

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How to Create a Custom Scale for Not-to-Scale Drawings

by Kacy Landsittel September 6, 2018

We often work with prints of drawings, architectural and structural details, etc. as we collaborate with consultants and clients. Sometimes these are not-to-scale (“N.T.S”, as may be indicated) prints so you can’t measure directly off the print with a scale. Here are some ideas and […]

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ICC Family of Codes – IRC, IBC – Online Library

by Kacy Landsittel August 2, 2018
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The International Code Council (ICC), the member focused association that creates and updates model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures, features a free online library of their family of codes, including the IRC and […]

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Excavation for Footings, Why Soils Matter

by Kacy Landsittel July 23, 2018

In Colorado, the consistency and general make up of the earth ranges widely. Geographically speaking, the eastern portion of Colorado contains flat grasslands that transition rather dramatically to towering rocky peaks. The result is patches of clay, rock, sand and soil. The moisture content varies […]

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Walkthrough with Revit, One of Several Visual Aids Assisting Our Design Process

by Kacy Landsittel July 11, 2018

The days of designing in AutoCAD Architecture seem to be waning in favor of Revit’s robust design platform. The “walkthrough” capability in Revit is a design aid that we continue to explore. The walkthrough process allows the designer to set up a string or path […]

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