Include an Exterior Door in Your Addition

by Sean O'Hara August 23, 2018

Last fall, my wife and I designed an addition to our home. It was a fairly straightforward addition with only a couple areas inside the house being remodeled to accommodate it. To save money and hassle we wanted to be able to live in the […]

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Use 5/8″ Gypsum Board With 24″ Stud Spacing

by Sean O'Hara August 23, 2018

Most residential projects are framed with wall studs at 16″ on center and finished with 1/2″ gypsum board. To save lumber many builders are moving to 24″ centers where they can, in interior walls or at exterior walls where the trusses are aligned with the […]

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A Bicycle City Requires Bicycle Infrastructure

by EVstudio AEP August 23, 2018

Many communities are not currently structured to support everyday cycling.  However, in a lot of instances it can be as simple as evaluating the importance of vehicular lane width and the approach of just adding paint.  Cities along the Front Range of Colorado have bicycle-friendly […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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New Page on EVstudio.us “Top Ten Reasons to Choose EVstudio”

by evstudio August 23, 2018

There’s a new page on EVstudio.us. We’ve listed the top ten reasons to choose EVstudio: 1. EVstudio is your architect for life. We are willing and able to work with you on any project type and we will still be here in 10, 20 even […]

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How Many Toilets and Sinks Do You Need – Plumbing Fixture Requirements

by Sean O'Hara August 23, 2018
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Have you ever wondered how a mall only seems to have one set of restrooms while an office building has nearly as many on every floor? It all comes back to the plumbing fixture requirements dictated by the building code. When we design a building, […]

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Insulate Your Investment

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018

With energy costs constantly on the rise and sustainability issues being at the forefront of every design interview we have, there is no better time to talk about one of the easiest ways to save energy and reduce our carbon emmissions: Insulation. The specific type […]

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Are you Smarter Than a 6th Grader…When it Comes to Flood Preparation?

by Dean Dalvit August 23, 2018
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We recently received a question from a local 6th Grader regarding flood preparation… Hello, My name is Molly and I am I sixth grader at a local middle school. I am participating in a program were we are researching a problem related to the Colorado 2013 flood. […]

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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Denver, CO “The Volante”

by Shannon Osiecki August 23, 2018

EVstudio has been engaged by Oakwood Homes for engineering work for multiple sites in Colorado and Utah throughout the years. Recently EVstudio assisted Oakwood with “The Volante: Carriage House at Green Valley Ranch,” located in Denver, Colorado.  “The Volante” is one of many options for […]

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Community Center, Park and Recreation Project News- Prospect Lake Beach House

by Eva Pearce August 23, 2018
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EVstudio has recently been awarded several recreation remodel projects in Colorado Springs and very excited to announce our most impactful one yet. EVstudio has been awarded by the City of Colorado Springs the Prospect Lake Beach House remodel project. This is not just a basic […]

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Cantilevered Stair in Modern Home

by EVstudio AEP August 13, 2018
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I swung by one of my projects today to see how things were coming along. The last time I was there the stairs to the upper level were temped in. Today the steel frame for the cantilevered stairs shone in all its glory. At one […]

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Assembly Spaces that Require Automatic Sprinklers

by Sean O'Hara August 13, 2018

The 2009 International Building Code requires automatic sprinkler systems for a variety of reasons. One of the places that we commonly see a sprinkler required is in assembly spaces. In Groups A-1, A-3 and A-4; assembly areas over 12,000 sf or with more than 300 […]

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