Have Your Architect Hire the Engineers

by Sean O'Hara April 28, 2017

In the traditional architectural project the client will hire the architect and in turn the architect will bring on any consultants and engineers that are necessary to deliver the project. Recently, I’ve seen a number of clients who prefer to hire all of the consultants […]

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Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease

by EVstudio AEP April 28, 2017

A recent assignment has come in for a building to host people who are suffering from memory loss related diseases.  The facility, which is in Texas, falls under the assisted living use category and therefore needs to address certain aspects of the International Building Code […]

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Wooden Churches in Transylvania

by EVstudio AEP April 28, 2017
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November 8th was Bram Stokers 165th birthday and of course Halloween was a just a week before. So I think it is fitting to talk a little  bit about the humble, yet magnificent, wooden churches of Transylvania. We associate that word with terror and vampires […]

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Revit 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel April 28, 2017

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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Colorado Real Estate Journal Article on Westminster Station and Gemini Brewing

by Dean Dalvit April 28, 2017

We’re excited that our project our at Westminster Station has been reported on by the Colorado Real Estate Journal Article this week. See the article here: http://crej.com/news/pioneering-project-coming-westminster/

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When Do You Need More Than One Door? – Spaces That Require More Than One Means of Egress

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

The 2006 International Building Code spells out the conditions where you are required to have two or more exits or as I prefer to see it, where you can have only one exit from a space. Generally the requirements are straight forward but there are […]

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Apartments – ADA, FHA, ANSI, Title 9 and the IBC

by Bill Foster April 27, 2017

When working on Apartment buildings we as Architects are responsible for accommodating a large cross section of the population. Being in the public realm also means that there is quite a complex web of regulation that applies to the site, common spaces and the units […]

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Education and Training Required to Become a Licensed Architect

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is “what does it take to become a licensed architect?” The answer is relatively simple to explain but difficult to complete. Most states have adopted a common process for architectural licensure: The first item is […]

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CNU’s Highways to Boulevards Initiatives

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

I recently was part of a conversation with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s President, John Norquist, about the proposed changes to the elevated section of I-70 in Denver. He pointed us to the CNU Highways to Boulevards Initiative website. There are several great examples […]

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Archived Historic Denver Building Codes

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

While researching code regulations for a structure that we are remodeling, I came across the page holding all of the adopted building codes and amendments for the City and County of Denver. They date as far back as 1881 and are certainly an entertaining read. […]

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The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

I had an email conversation earlier this week with a potential client who asked if he decided to spend more or less on his tenant finish project what it would do to the fees. This is a very interesting question and points out one of […]

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Round Log Siding in Residential or Commercial Construction

by Kacy Landsittel April 27, 2017
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Log built structures are one of many specialized construction types that we have extennsive experience with at EVstudio. It is fairly typical that some of the building, like the upper or lower story for example, is not constructed of log but instead of typical stud […]

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