Accessible Drinking Fountain Guidelines ADA

by evstudio March 29, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires wall-mounted drinking fountain units to have a clear knee space of at least 27” high, 30” wide, and 17” to 19” deep.  They should also have a minimum clear floor space of 30” by 48”, for wheelchair accommodation. […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch March 29, 2019
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Part 10 – Flooring, Cabinets, and Tile The end was in sight even though it was only July and there was still lots to do.  The work became easier to tackle each night since each task could be split into smaller tasks and progress was […]

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5 Services to Consider When Working with your Design Team

by EVstudio AEP March 28, 2019
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When hiring EVstudio to work with you on your building project, you’ll always get a great experience working with the team of architects and engineers through the pre-design, design, construction documents  and construction phase. That’s a given but sometimes it makes sense to hire us […]

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Multi-family Housing and Accessibility

by EVstudio AEP March 28, 2019
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The Fair Housing Act requires housing equality in terms of accessibility. This was passed in 1988. Three years later construction guidelines where published for builders and architects to follow. In general there are 7 requirements that must be followed. Those 7 key areas are: 1. […]

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12 Tips for Design Build in Government Contracts

by EVstudio AEP March 28, 2019

These are just some of the lessons we have learned from our most recent government work in the Design Build process. The Design Build process has advantages and some challenges and understanding the Design Team’s role’s and responsibilities under the contract is critical to project […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara March 28, 2019

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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Typical Rafter Insulation Detail

by evstudio March 28, 2019

Here is a typical insulation detail for a rafter framed roof.  We’re showing a 1” polystyrene baffle to provide airspace between the roof sheathing and rigid insulation for required roof ventilation.  Under that is a 2” spray foam insulation with an R-6.9 per inch thermal […]

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Utilizing Reverse Osmosis in Industrial Process Water

by EVstudio AEP March 28, 2019
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Implementation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) minimizes water usage and wastewater generation; consequently improving efficiency of industrial processes. Application of Reverse Osmosis technology for process water usage during all phases of industry provides multiple benefits. Effective implementation can provide huge savings by reducing usage of water, […]

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Family Locker Rooms in Your Recreation Center

by Matt Svoboda March 28, 2019

In family locker rooms, full service “cabanas” with their own toilet, lavatory, shower and changing area are now more common.

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An Open Concept Home Isn’t For Everyone

by Dane Vierow March 28, 2019
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Nor is a contemporary style.  Current clients Erin and Matt proved these points to EVstudio. When clients come to the custom home architects at EVstudio to design the most important physical object in their lives, the home that they and the ones they hold dearest […]

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Type ‘A’ vs. Type ‘B’ in Residential Design

by EVstudio AEP March 26, 2019

Type A dwelling units are those that are required by and defined in the International Building Code. These units are referenced in Chapter 11 of the IBC and have to comprise at least 2% of the units in R-2 occupancies so long as there is […]

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Create Cooking- A tasty visit to a client’s project

by Eva Pearce March 26, 2019

Designing a new way to cook   It is such a pleasure to be able to experience an EVstudio design first hand. Recently I was a happy customer of Create Cooking, a 1,600 sf. ft. retail/restaurant tenant at The Stanley Marketplace. At Create Cooking, you […]

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