Kacy Landsittel

Custom Home Virtual Flyover – Evergreen Colorado

by Kacy Landsittel May 11, 2018

This is a brief animation flyover of a custom designed home which is currently under construction in Evergreen, Colorado. With the use of the tool “walkthrough” in our Revit design software, we are able to play cinematographer, from a low budget architectural perspective anyway, and […]

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Reverse Brick Ledge, a Detail for Finished Concrete Floors

by Kacy Landsittel May 11, 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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Easy Method for Generating Area Take-offs Using Autodesk Design Review

by Kacy Landsittel March 27, 2018

During the design process clients and builders need area take-offs for estimating pricing on materials for managing an appropriate budget for their project. At EVstudio we utilize Autodesk’s Design Review program as a means for clients to review our drawings throughout the design process. Builders […]

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Jefferson County Electronic Submittal Process

by Kacy Landsittel February 14, 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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Cub Creek Ranch Mountain Modern Home Complete

by Kacy Landsittel January 11, 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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Where are the Best Places to Find FREE Revit Families?

by Kacy Landsittel November 14, 2017

On one hand I have to hand it to the Revit developers for a robust and state of the art design tool. But on the other hand, and as most Revit users will tell you, the out-of-the-box Revit leaves something to be desired. This subject […]

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ICC Family of Codes – IRC, IBC – Online Library

by Kacy Landsittel October 30, 2017
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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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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel September 28, 2017

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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Excavation for Footings, Why Soils Matter

by Kacy Landsittel August 25, 2017

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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Foundation Wall Height Design Considerations for Residential Garages

by Kacy Landsittel May 19, 2017

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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Revit Tip #9 – Change Orientation of Family During Placement

by Kacy Landsittel May 15, 2017
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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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Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall

by Kacy Landsittel May 15, 2017
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In planning and site design, and usually under the scope of civil and geotechnical engineers, earth retention becomes an integral part of how our landscapes get formed. Both for our roads and highway systems and for our buildings with challenging site conditions. So whether it […]

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