Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2017
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In a continued effort to try to set client expectations as appropriately as possible at the start of a project, I have embarked on a research project that aggregates real data on new homes recently built. The result is a conceptual pricing tool that can […]

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How to Evaluate Lighting in the Patient Care Environment

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

In evaluating light quality in any environment, we have to keep in mind how the eye perceives light. As light distribution goes, we perceive light first on vertical surfaces, and last on horizontal surfaces below eye level (the ground, the floor, the work plane). Light […]

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What’s in a name?

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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What started as a one-man business called Eagle View Architecture has grown into 7 professionals (and counting). When we first doubled in size, we shortened the name to EV (now you all know where that came from) Studio. When we first came up with that […]

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Allowable Building Height, Story and Area Tables Updated in IBC 2015

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017
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Updated versions of the International Building Code are published every 3 years.  On a new project, one of the first code restrictions to determine is the allowable building height, area, and number of stories. Since 2000, the International Building Code has shown the allowable building […]

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Green Roofs – Extensive

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

I recently wrote about intensive green roofs. On the other side of the green roof coin is the extensive green roof. This type provides many of the same benefits of the intensive system but does it with a lot less fuss. These green roof systems […]

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Simple Ways to Engage and Inspire Kids

by Katelyn Wager January 20, 2017
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Teaching children about any career path is always beneficial, but architects and engineers have a definite advantage over other careers in engaging children’s imaginations.  There are countless activities individuals or firms can organize that will teach kids about their field and inspire them to be […]

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Press Release – The Enclave in Harker Heights

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Visit Killeen Daily Herald to review the article written on this project at: http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=65758&q=Enclave A new, medium density, high end, gated townhome community is being planned for a seven acre site in Harker Heights. The Enclave is a master planned community planned to offer an […]

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Lecture Hall Building Looks Like the Rendering!

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017
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Its really not a surprise to the architect when the finished building looks like the rendering but its always nice to see. This is from a lecture hall that we did for the Christian House of Prayer. The finished photo: And now the rendering:   […]

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Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat […]

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How Can You Tell if a Door is Fire Rated

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

When you’re putting together code reviews for remodels and additions in commercial projects, its often important to know which existing doors are rated. Figuring it out is pretty simple, in order to qualify as a rated door it has to be labeled. So look at […]

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This or That #5: Isometric vs. Axonometric

by Matt Svoboda January 20, 2017
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Isometric vs. Axonometric The names for these types of three-dimensional drawing are often used interchangeably, which is somewhat correct because in fact one is a subset of the other, so what’s the difference? In this corner: an axonometric projection is a type of orthographic projection where […]

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Asphalt or Plastic Roadways?

by Jonathan Locke January 20, 2017
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Coming from Oklahoma, I know bad roads. Our largely expansive soils and icy winters cause our asphalt pavements to look like swiss cheese. Driving a moped is out of the question. All around the country our roads are in major need of repair and very […]

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