Architect

Letter of Recommendation for University Projects

by Sean O'Hara August 29, 2014

One of the clients who EVstudio does work with is the University of Denver. Many of our projects at DU were done with Bill Campbell acting as the owner’s representative. He wrote us this nice letter of recommendation. Originally posted 2010-10-01 17:29:28. Republished by Blog […]

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Mixing Paints and Doing Subtraction

by Anthony Ries August 29, 2014

When paints are mixed together each absorbs certain wavelengths of light. The color that is not reflected is what we see. For instance, if red wavelengths are absorbed, yet blue and green wavelengths are reflected, then we see that color as blue-green. One thing to […]

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9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara August 20, 2014
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This is a quick sketch that we recently put together for a proposed 9-story mixed-use building. It has a podium of parking on the bottom level with multifamily housing above. At the beginning of projects we use a variety of tools to create concepts to […]

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Great City Views from a Custom Home

by Anthony Ries July 29, 2014
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One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A […]

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Working with your Architect – The Written Program

by Anthony Ries July 15, 2014
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We have another new home entering into the construction document phase from schematic design. It’s been a joy to work with this particular client in large part because they had a well thought out program – or list of spaces they want in their home. […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries July 15, 2014
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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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Converting Paint Shades to RGB

by Rich Muller July 15, 2014

As Building Information Modeling (BIM) takes over architectural presentation and replaces the chore of drafting, clients have become increasingly hungry for more accurate 3D modelling.  Parts of the building, the presence of which had historically been simply implied, are now expected to show up regardless […]

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EVstudio Ranks as a Top Architecture Firm in ColoradoBIZ Magazine

by Sean O'Hara July 11, 2014
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EVstudio received notice today that we were ranked by ColoradoBIZ magazine as one of the Top Architecture Firms in Colorado. Not only did we rank but we were in the #6 spot behind a few of the largest and most longstanding firms in town. The […]

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Agreements, Proposals and Contracts Used by Architects, Engineers and Contractors

by Sean O'Hara July 6, 2014

There are no shortage of different forms for agreements, proposals and contracts in the design and construction industry. The base contracts of the design and construction industry are the contracts produced by the American Institute of Architects. These contracts have been in place for more […]

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Give Your Architect Too Much Information

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014
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When I meet with new clients about their projects, about half the time they apologize because they feel they are giving me too much information. I tell them “don’t apologize, I’d rather have way too much information than not enough information”. So, if in doubt, […]

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Why does a Range Matter in My Break Room or Kitchenette?

by Bill Foster May 20, 2014
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Most jurisdictions in the US use the IBC which references ANSI 117.1 for specific accessibility standards.  (It is also interesting to note that the IBC simply references ANSI 117.1, not a particular year.  Thus you will need to use the most current ANSI to be in […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit May 20, 2014

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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