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Commonwealth at Ridgegate Multifamily in Lone Tree

by Sean O'Hara February 26, 2015
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  Last week I was in Lone Tree and stopped to take a couple quick photos of our Commonwealth Multifamily project on the Ridgegate Parkway. When complete, it will have 190 units, a parking garage and retail spaces.  

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Killer Views Lead to Killer Foundation Steps

by Alex Knuth February 24, 2015
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Recently I did a field observation for the footing for a custom home in Genesee, Colorado. The first thing you notice as you walk over the stored pile of dirt to get to the project is the amazing views you have of the valley below, […]

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The Clubhouse at Fairway Villas for Oakwood Homes

by Bill Foster February 21, 2015
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In the clubhouse, there is an exercise room, multi-purpose rooms for the many clubs and planned activities, kitchen/bar, dining area, grand room for gatherings or just relaxing, an outdoor kitchen and dining terrace, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, patio and an event lawn overlooking the golf […]

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Benefits of Participating in Your Local Software User Groups

by Trevor Maddy February 19, 2015

Attending after hours events on a hectic schedule might not be an easy thing, but I find it to be very rewarding. Austin has many groups for different software packages as well as a general BIM group. I attend the local Revit and BIM Peer […]

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Live-Work Balance as an EVstudio Architect

by Rich Muller February 12, 2015

Much has been made of the current boom here in Denver in regards to architectural staffing.  If one were to visit the AIA Jobs Board page one would find a multitude of available positions ranging from intern to regional director.  To many it seems that 2009 […]

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Design Completed for Central Texas Parade of Homes

by Ian Paulin February 11, 2015
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I recently completed the design on a home which will be entered in the next Central Texas Parade of Homes for Symphony Homes. On this custom home project I used a Design/Build approach where I work directly with the builder to ensure the design stayed in […]

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Drinking Fountains and Service Sinks in Tenant Spaces

by Anthony Ries February 6, 2015
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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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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by Anna Chmel February 1, 2015
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Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) can be used as a viable alternative to asphalt or poured concrete for parking lots, roads, sidewalks, driveways, and other surface treatments. Permeable pavers have come into more common usage in recent years as a means to reduce stormwater runoff […]

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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio January 24, 2015
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Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With […]

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My Weekend in the Tiny Log Cabin

by Maciek Gesikowski January 24, 2015
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Traveling to Steamboat Springs this past weekend I stayed in a tiny log cabin in Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The entire cabin was 150sqft between the main living area and the small bedroom located on the upper level. The main area included a propane heating […]

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New Pictures of Condos in Canada

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2015
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We’ve done a series of three condominium buildings in Canada. Needless to say the regulations surrounding condominiums in Canada are far less onerous than the environment in Colorado. These images of the first 66 unit building with a parking podium were recently sent to us […]

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The Challenges of Adding Another Story to Your Building

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2015
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We receive a lot of inquiries from building owners about doing additions. Generally they are interested in expanding out the back or along the side, but once in a while we get asked to help expand by going upward. This could be a residential pop-top […]

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