Roller Coaster Geometry

by Shannon Osiecki November 16, 2018

In the last year, EVstudio has transitioned to its new location on 48th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. This places us across the street from Lakeside Amusement Park where we get to watch Cyclone run during the summer months. This has rekindled a question that I […]

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How Can a Supplier Play a Larger Role in Design?

by Dean Dalvit November 6, 2018

I had a great lunch today with Tom Glossa and Denny Rogstad with the Breckenridge Building Center and we discussed the importance of an integrated team approach to design, which would involve a wide variety of team members. The traditional approach to design is for […]

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Johnson Wax Building – Concrete and Glass Tube Technology

by EVstudio AEP November 6, 2018
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Located in Racine Wisconsin, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings that pushed concrete technologies at the time is the Johnson Wax Building.  The Johnson Wax Headquarters were built from 1936 to 1939.  The Headquarters includes the Administration Building, and Tower built from 1944-1950.  In 1976 […]

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Design Options in Revit

by evstudio November 6, 2018

Design is rarely a linear path; often we start with several concepts that we feel are viable options. It is usually necessary to present multiple options to clients so they can determine how the project would best suit their needs, or to work through different […]

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Designing Your House – Part 1

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

The first part of information that we need in programming your project is often the most straightforward. What is the address and legal description for the project? I actually like to confirm this prior to the first meeting so that we can research the property […]

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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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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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Hire a Real Structural Engineer When Buying a Home

by Sean O'Hara October 29, 2018
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One of my wife’s long time friends is moving to Denver and he asked that I, as an architect, come take a look at the house that they were buying. Going from Phoenix to Denver there are quite a few differences in how houses are […]

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Filters in Revit for Structural Framing Plans

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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As all architects and engineers using Revit know, the out of box settings are rarely what you need to produce a set of drawings for review. Namely, visual representation of modeled elements often does not match up with your intent. In order to bypass this, […]

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The Exciting Future of Self-Healing Materials – Part 2

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Last month, I discussed the exciting potential of self-healing concrete to reduce global carbon emission and reduce the enormous cost of replacing cracked concrete.  Today, I will discuss another innovation to a material that is almost as ubiquitous as concrete, asphalt!  None other than the […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for College Laboratories

by Dean Dalvit October 29, 2018
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Our posts on construction cost data per square foot for various project types are so popular, that I will continue updating them more frequently as this is fairly time sensitive data. Please note the date on the blog posts so you know that you are […]

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Liberty Hill City Administration Building – Construction

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018
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Construction started last month on the new City of Liberty Hill administration building which is being building on an infill lot located in the old downtown area of Liberty Hill. The foundation slab is complete and the CMU elevator shaft is about halfway finished. Framing […]

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