Architect

Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara April 10, 2014

When you are making decisions about hiring an architect, engineer or other licensed building professional it is important to verify that they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O). As a client, errors and omissions insurance protects you from major professional mistakes that cause you financial […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by Elizabeth Olney April 10, 2014
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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The Hue Circle – It’s Awesome Like the Color Wheel

by Anthony Ries March 27, 2014
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The humble color wheel doesn’t get enough press these days. A lot of us as architects use it almost intuitively. Sometimes we need a little refresher course. I am most familiar with the Munsell system so I went ahead and scanned the first page from […]

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Involving an Architect in Your Land Buying Process and Decision is a Great Idea

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2014

When you are start looking to buy land or a house your first decision is finding the right real estate agent. Your second decision should be finding the right architect. An good architect can help you understand both the physical aspects of the site and […]

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Building Height Restrictions Vary – Always Double Check

by Sean O'Hara March 23, 2014

One of the challenges in designing a large home is conforming with the height restrictions. The most common maximum building height is 35′ but it varies greatly. I’m seen as little as 17′ for portions of a Denver lot to unlimited building height. What is […]

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Structural Glass – Floors and Stairs

by Flory Hamstra March 23, 2014
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Currently glass can be seen in building canopies, floors, stairs, beams, and columns.  Most of these structural members use safety glass. Safety glass is glass that has been toughened or laminated so that it is less likely to splinter when broken. Structural glass doesn’t currently have as […]

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Custom Residential Exteriors

by Anthony Ries March 14, 2014
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This home was completed in time for the Holidays but due to the weather we have been having this year it took a long time to get photographs scheduled. We are excited to show them to you now. Once spring rolls around and the koi […]

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Post Tension Basketball Court – Sport Court

by Sean O'Hara March 11, 2014
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Courts for basketball, tennis and other sports need to be free of cracking. At the same time, they are large expanses of concrete and concrete tends to crack. The solution is to do a post tension concrete court. A well designed post tension sport court […]

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Latch Required in Fire Doors – Opening Protectives

by Sean O'Hara February 21, 2014

Under the International Building Code, fire doors and swinging pairs of fire doors must be provided with an active bolt that can secure the door when locked. One spot where this could be easily overlooked is restrooms shared between spaces where the restrooms do not […]

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EVstudio Commences 190-unit Project in the City of Lone Tree

by Rich Muller February 21, 2014
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EVstudio received planning commission approval for a 190-unit multifamily complex in the City of Lone Tree.  Lone Tree, looking to become a sort of Denver South, required a design both timeless and current, familiar as well as appealing to today’s client. To meet this goal, […]

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Custom Residential Interiors

by Anthony Ries February 19, 2014
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I’ll let the images do the talking.

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Sometimes It’s the Details in a Custom Home

by Anthony Ries January 21, 2014
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The Colorado Mountain in Evergreen is coming along nicely. There are a couple nice and unique architectural details that I want to share. It’s always fun to work on a custom home in the mountains or even the plains. Without any further ado I want […]

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