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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio November 30, 2016

The Prairie Style is often associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s.  One of his finest examples was the Robie House with its dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows, open floor plan, and sweeping horizontal lines […]

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Advice for Medical Office Floor Plan Design in Tenant Buildings

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Medical offices present a few interesting design challenges when they are being place in tenant finish buildings. Dental and doctor offices that do not provide 24 hour care are a business occupancy but there are additional design considerations. The use generally requires a fully accessible […]

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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

As you probably know, EVstudio has grown a lot in the last few years. We have several offices and cover every significant discipline for the design of land and buildings. We plan to continue this growth both organically and through continued merger and acquisition. We […]

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Copperas Cove Schools Get New Architect

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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The Copperas Cove Leader Press featured an article on Friday March 1, 2013 about the new official relationship between the Copperas Cove ISD and EVstudio.     Floor Plan of SC Lee Junior High Weight Room On Tuesday Feb 26 the School Board of Trustees […]

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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Municipalities are increasingly asking for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to stamp drawings that could previously be stamped by architects. We see this a lot with small structural and civil pieces incidental to commercial projects. Municipalities are also adding new documents to their requirements […]

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How Do Architects Determine Their Fees and How Much Are Architect’s Fees

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

I’ve noticed that most architects have avoided putting information on their website about what architects charge for their services and how much their fees are. However, in the EVstudio spirit of providing information on all sorts of architecture related topics I will give you an […]

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The Easiest Place to Find Fire Rated Assemblies is the Gypsum Association Manual

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

After several projects of fighting with the UL Manual (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International Building Code I discovered that there is a much easier visual way to find fire rated assemblies. I use the Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual. Everything is visual and it […]

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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel June 10, 2016

Copper takes form in many ways and applications in our built environments. Plumbing lines, plumbing fixtures, electrical conducting applications, as an architectural metal for the exterior skin as siding or roofing and many others, the precious metal also is at the whim of exterior and […]

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Designing Your House – Part 6

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

With this post we move outside of the house and discuss your outdoor spaces. Clearly some of these choices are going to be climate driven so we would need to take into account the earlier discussion about sun and wind when designing them. A first […]

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

The most heavily trafficked architecture blog is A Daily Dose of Architecture. John Hill manages to fuel his blog with almost daily articles, book reviews and high quality images. There are archives dating back to February 2004. Definitely worth coming back to again and again. […]

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EVstudio in an Architect Who Accepts Credit Cards

by evstudio June 10, 2016

We’ve had a few clients ask us if we accept credit cards for payments and yes, we’re happy to. We have long realized that every construction project has a different financing and we want to work with you to make your project work. Architecture fees […]

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Drinking Fountains and Service Sinks in Tenant Spaces

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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We have completed a fair amount of tenant finish work for small spaces. The more cumbersome items to incorporate into those small spaces include the drinking fountain and the service or mop sink. The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) allows an exemption from the drinking […]

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