Letter of Recommendation from ICF House Client in Utah

by Sean O'Hara October 30, 2017

I just received a nice letter of recommendation from Steve Clark. We designed an ICF house for Steve in Kane County, Utah. He is a licensed PE in Utah and he provided the site survey and we worked with him to meet his exact needs […]

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Using Architecture For a Bigger, Counter-depth Refrigerator

by evstudio October 30, 2017

Counter-depth refrigerators are popular for a polished, upscale look in kitchens.  However -  they are also considerably more expensive the traditional, full-depth refrigerators, and offer less storage room for the counter space taken up. Depending on your floor plan, manipulating the walls behind the fridge […]

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ICC Family of Codes – IRC, IBC – Online Library

by Kacy Landsittel October 30, 2017
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The International Code Council (ICC), the member focused association that creates and updates model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures, features a free online library of their family of codes, including the IRC and […]

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Selecting Packaged Rooftop Units

by evstudio October 30, 2017

Small packaged rooftop units usually have the following components; a DX cooling section (DX stands for Direct EXpansion and refers to the process of evaporation, or expansion of refrigerant to absorb heat from the air being cooled), a natural gas-fired heating section, a constant-volume supply […]

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We Can Also Design How to Take a Building Down

by Sean O'Hara October 30, 2017

Most people think about hiring an architect to help them put up a building, but we are also hired to design how to take a building down. This is especially true when the demolition requires careful detailing. The photograph is from the recent demolition of […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Should Not Be Overlooked – Go Out and Get One

by Sean O'Hara October 30, 2017

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, oderless and tasteless gas that it also extremely toxic. It is product of combustion and is present in buildings with fireplaces and gas fired appliances like furnaces and water heaters. Typically it is vented from the building and is not […]

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Roofs: How Low (Slope) Can You Go?

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017
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Roof slope is one of those architectural features that really can define the style and character of a project. From time to time we are asked to design projects with some really low slopes. The 2009 IRC has something to say about roof materials and […]

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MEP Engineering the Future with Navisworks

by Eva Pearce October 30, 2017
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At EVstudio we are constantly looking ahead to new technologies that help our designers produce a higher-level of work. This high-level of design also helps planners and contractors fully see the vision. Navisworks is such a program. Our MEP team can model a 3D image […]

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Effect of Overdriven Fasteners on Shear Wall Capacity

by Jim Houlette October 26, 2017

With the use of nail guns set too high and the speed of construction, many nails are over driven.  Most building officials don’t seem to notice or comment on this error.  But, if they do you might have a lot of work ahead of you […]

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Project Spotlight: Miner’s Point

by Macy Andre October 26, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Mixed-use Goldmine   As the architect on Miner’s Point, EVstudio helped a vision come to life in the historic Downtown Golden neighborhood. This project consists of 9,200 square feet of office space, 3,300 square feet of restaurant space, and six custom residential […]

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Welcome

by Sean O'Hara October 19, 2017

I’m going to begin writing a regular blog for the friends, clients and potential clients of EVstudio. If you’re not already familiar with EVstudio, we’re an architecture and planning firm based in Colorado with our first office in Evergreen and our second office in Denver. […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by EVstudio AEP October 19, 2017
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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