Architect

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

by Bill Foster June 10, 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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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by Anna Chmel June 10, 2016
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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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The Clubhouse at Fairway Villas for Oakwood Homes

by Bill Foster June 10, 2016
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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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Have Your Architect Hire the Engineers

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

In the traditional architectural project the client will hire the architect and in turn the architect will bring on any consultants and engineers that are necessary to deliver the project. Recently, I’ve seen a number of clients who prefer to hire all of the consultants […]

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Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

When you are making decisions about hiring an architect, engineer or other licensed building professional it is important to verify that they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O). As a client, errors and omissions insurance protects you from major professional mistakes that cause you financial […]

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9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 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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EVstudio Will Work With You On Projects in Other States and Other Countries

by evstudio June 10, 2016

We want to remind the readers of evstudio.info that EVstudio does projects in numerous states and you shouldn’t worry about contacting us with questions or potential projects because of your geography. We utilize technology to bridge the gap to the point that working with clients […]

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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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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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In an age when computers have taken over our lives I still like to do things by hand. Particularly in the early stages. Computers are great, don’t get me wrong, but a huge benefit in working more closely with your hands is that the ideas […]

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Construction Observation Photos of CentricLoHi Project

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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Over the course of nearly one I have been taking pictures from the places around the job site at our CentricLoHi Project Denver, CO. I thought it would be fun to put a collection of images together to highlight the construction process from these point […]

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Why Hire an Architect When a Contractor Offers to Design-Build

by Sean O'Hara June 3, 2016

Design-build is a common delivery method in construction and a popular buzz word in the industry. What it generally means is that you hire a single person or company who both designs your project and builds your project. Design-build can be great and it can […]

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A Sketch in Time

by Bill Foster June 3, 2016
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This post is as much a Thank you as anything. I was extremely fortunate to attend a School of Architecture where they taught us the importance of observing and absorbing Architecture through the process of sketching. I learned how to quickly create and record an […]

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