Top 10 Movie Architects

by Bill Foster January 20, 2017

As part of the Summer movie season, one of our principals suggested some blogs on the lighter side of things. So without too much intro I thought I would tackle the topic of searching out some of the better known Architect Roles in famous films in […]

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Snap to Both Sides of Walls in AutoCAD Architecture – Layer 0

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

AutoCAD Architecture walls have a justification line and a width. Sometimes snaps will only work on the justification line and not on the linework determined by the width setting. After some aggravation with this, I’ve found the cause and the solution. ACA will not snap […]

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Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Recreation Facilities: Bowling Alleys

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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Architect/Client Privilege? What Does Your Architect Keep Secret?

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

I’ll start by saying that there is no legal sort of architect/client privilege where we can hide what you tell us from the courts. However, at EVstudio we will keep information private from third parties upon your request. A common example is the client who […]

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What You Need to Know about Windows

by Bill Myhren January 20, 2017
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Windows are an important architectural component for both residential and commercial buildings and can significantly impact both construction budgets as well as energy use. According to consumer reports, the cost to replace the windows in the average house costs between $7,000 and $20,000. Windows come […]

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Welcome

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 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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Revit Tip #37 – Import a Pattern File

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Here is a quick tip for Revit if you need to import a pattern file for use as a model material. The standard pattern file will not scale properly or line up with the surface it is on. If you are importing a pattern for […]

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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Castle Rock, CO “The Kaden”

by Shannon Osiecki January 20, 2017
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EVstudio was hired to produce full sets of structural plans for several Oakwood homes, including “The Kaden: Carriage House at The Meadows,” located in Castle Rock, Colorado.  ”The Kaden” is one of many options for the Meadows community. “The Kaden” is a 2-story house.  The […]

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Sustainability in the Department of Defense

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

This past week, I attended a conference titled NDIA E2S2 in Denver.  The acronym NDIA refers to National Defense Industrial Association, and the E2S2is an acronym for Environment, Energy Security & Sustainability.  It was a great conference full of fantastic information in terms of sustainability from […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Student Unions

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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A Tour of a “Made In America” Factory

by Michael Banks January 20, 2017
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A short time ago, I was given the opportunity to visit the manufacturing facility and headquarters of  Weil Pump Company. While I’d visited manufacturing facilities in the past, the home-built processes and workflows at Weil stood out. First, the company is located in picturesque Cedarburg, […]

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