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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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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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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel May 20, 2014

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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Is it More Cost Effective to Build Up or Build Out?

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014

I received a question from a reader of EVstudio.info. He asked: “Does it cost more to build two stories vs one story?” The answer is that it really isn’t that simple. A two story house should cost less for these simple reasons: Land Cost. If […]

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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014

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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WiFi SD Cards: EyeFi and Toshiba Flash Air just made this Architects week

by Bill Foster May 20, 2014
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Maybe it is just me… but in a wireless world I’ve started to expect that when I take a photo (whether it be my latest Architectural masterpiece or a pumpkin that happens to look like Ghandi)… I should be able to immediately share it with all 500 of my […]

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Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014
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Last week I gave a talk on “How to Work With an Architect” as part of Colorado Architecture Month. One of the questions from the audience was “how do I find the right architect for my project”. Of course I told them to just talk […]

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Northwest Hangar Development HANGAR B – Midland, TX

by Elizabeth Olney April 23, 2014
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EV recently completed the design for Hangar B located at the Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas. Being constructed under the supervision of Western LLC (Elizabeth, CO), the client needed a facility that provided executives both access to private office space and close proximity to their […]

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