Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA

My Professional Self-Reflection (Part 2 of 2)

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA July 9, 2019
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Since Part 1 of my blog was about my professional self-reflection on my first residential project that I designed and managed by myself, I thought I would discuss the project in depth in this Part 2 series. The project I keep referring to is a […]

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My Professional Self-Reflection (Part 1 of 2)

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA April 19, 2019
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Last year I was given the opportunity to manage and design my first residential project. It allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone. By stepping out of my comfort zone, I was able to push myself past the boundaries I kept myself locked […]

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Octane Rendering Software, a Plug-in for Revit Architecture

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA November 6, 2018

For those of you who are familiar with Revit Architecture, a building information modeling (BIM) software used widely in the architectural industry, you should be familiar with the rendering capabilities. For those of us who completed our architectural degree, we were most likely introduced to […]

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SXSW Office Layout SketchUp Model

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA November 29, 2017
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I was asked to create some renderings for our client’s space at SXSW for marketing purposes. They already had the space picked out which had an existing layout. The layout consisted of a kitchen and living area for a social gathering focal point, two restrooms […]

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New Architectural Design – “Off-Grid Living”

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA November 30, 2016
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The new age of futuristic living is just around the corner. Technology is ever growing, making the idea of robots, hover cars and livable space crafts more of a possibility in today’s world. The “ecocapsule”, designed by Nice Architects is a low-energy living space with […]

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Site Study Renderings

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA February 5, 2016
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For this site study, our client asked to have renderings of different design scenarios that he could use to show members of the community.  These renderings would have to show the neighbors living around the site what the development would look like completed. This would […]

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Wyandot Duplex Construction

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA February 2, 2016
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The Wyandot Duplex was one of the first projects I worked on at EVstudio. Wyandot is a three-story, four bed, four bath, unit with a rooftop deck. Construction on the Wyandot Duplex, in the highlands, has been underway for a couple months now. I was […]

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Proper Phasing in Revit Software

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA December 24, 2015
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I recently responded to a company chatter post about how to properly phase a project. As an architectural project designer, I have worked on a couple different residential addition projects. When starting one of these projects, it is important to document the existing conditions of […]

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Parametric Conceptual Design Made Easier

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA October 22, 2015
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Another efficient learning tool for designers to use is a new software called Dynamo. Dynamo, created by AutoDesk, can be purchased as a stand-alone software called Dynamo Studio, or as a free plugin for Revit Architecture. It is a new parametric conceptual design tool that […]

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Taking Architecture to the Limits

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA August 2, 2015
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Architecture in today’s world is becoming more unique and diversified. It is a form of expression and impressively a way to showcase each architect’s true talents. In some instances it is a true art form that gets to be experienced by many, each in different […]

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NAIOP Project Renderings

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA May 21, 2015
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I volunteered to help out with some renderings for the NAIOP Project. This project is a part of the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge, an annual event between the Colorado University and Denver University real estate graduate program. Each school is broken down into different […]

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Denver Residence – Addition to Main Level and Basement

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA May 19, 2015
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This is my first project working at EVstudio where I had the opportunity to work architecturally from start to finish. It consists of a main level and basement addition, each around 1,000 square feet. One of our Architect’s and I first met with the clients and […]

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