Architect

A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016
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For the past few weeks we have been working hand-in-hand with the owner of a fantastic historic property in the Montclair neighborhood. The first phase of the project was to open up the kitchen and make it more livable and applicable to how people live […]

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Copperas Cove Schools Get New Architect

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 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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9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara December 14, 2016
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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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Why does a Range Matter in My Break Room or Kitchenette?

by Bill Foster December 14, 2016
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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 in Chapter 11.  You actually need to go to the index in the […]

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New Architectural Design – “Off-Grid Living”

by Kayla Harmon November 30, 2016
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The new age of futuristic living is just around the corner. Technology is ever growing, making the idea of robots, hover cars and livable space crafts more of a possibility in today’s world. The “ecocapsule”, designed by Nice Architects is a low-energy living space with […]

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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

I recently completed the steps to get an architectural license in New Mexico. We’ve had an engineering license in New Mexico for a few years but with some potential for work in New Mexico it made sense to invest in the architectural license. Members of […]

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You Built Without a Permit and Received a Stop Work Order – Now What?

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

As architects and engineers we are typically in the business of providing permit drawings before people do construction. But sometimes people choose to build something without getting the proper permits and when someone turns you in, you’ll receive a stop work order. When that happens […]

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EVstudio Wraps 2nd Multi-Family Project in Saskatoon

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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Continuing on the heels of EVstudio’s first international multi-family project located in Saskatoon, comes the Sequoia Rise condominium project.  Sequoia Rise is Phase II of a three phase effort to supply housing to a city experiencing the growing pains of rapid development and a tight […]

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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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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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