Kacy Landsittel

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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Cub Creek Ranch Mountain Modern Home Complete

by Kacy Landsittel August 6, 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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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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Revit 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel June 18, 2018

Typing and creating notes in Revit is similar to AutoCAD, however use of special characters requires a couple extra steps. To be able to use a symbol in Revit such as degrees or diameter, from the Windows operating system anyway, one needs to open the […]

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EVstudio is Builder Friendly – An Example

by Kacy Landsittel June 18, 2018

An architect must be able to think creatively and a truly successful one considers how things are put together in the field. This requires understanding what makes things easier and more efficient for the tradesmen who build the various portions of a structure. When such […]

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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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