Architect

3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries April 22, 2016
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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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Steel Structure is up at Private Residence

by Tiffany Binkowski April 8, 2016
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Here at EV we have the privilege of having a wide variety of projects we get to work on. Our client wanted a city-loft-type bachelor pad on some property he owned in Evergreen. To achieve that industrial feel, the house is mix of exposed steel, […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by Peter Gozar March 25, 2016
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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Working with your Architect – The Written Program

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016
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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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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara March 24, 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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Waterloo Swim Facility in Austin, Texas

by Don Eckols March 24, 2016
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Waterloo Swimming is a 30,000 square foot enclosed training and teaching swimming facility. The construction is a clear span pre-engineered metal frame structure spanning over 104 feet. The exterior is concrete masonry units in the pool area with a metal stud,insulation and gypsum board wall […]

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Bastrop Station Retail Center Nears Completion

by Ian Paulin March 21, 2016
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I recently went out to do a punch list review  on one of EV Studio’s latest projects which is nearing completion, the Bastrop Station Retail Center. The responsibility for a shell retail center project normally last about 2 years. The process includes pre-design programming, any local […]

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Fire Penetration Rating Terms

by Bill Foster March 15, 2016

F Rating, T Rating? What? Fire rated assemblies are complicated enough but it is equally important to make sure that any penetrations of those assemblies are also put together well. First some definitions: F RATING. The time period that the through-penetration firestop system limits the spread of […]

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Letter of Recommendation From the Patel’s for EVstudio

by Sean O'Hara March 10, 2016
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I recently received an email from one of our past residential clients and they included a nice note of recommendation: When we decided to build a new home, we had very little experience in the process. We were referred to architect Sean O’ Hara and […]

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Sometimes It’s the Details in a Custom Home

by Anthony Ries March 10, 2016
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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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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio March 8, 2016

Construction is underway for the new home of EVstudio Texas. The new location at 109 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas is Copperas Cove native and EVstudio Texas principal Gene Dane’s effort to give back to the community and help revitalize the city’s abandoned […]

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Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease

by Rich Muller March 4, 2016

A recent assignment has come in for a building to host people who are suffering from memory loss related diseases.  The facility, which is in Texas, falls under the assisted living use category and therefore needs to address certain aspects of the International Building Code […]

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