Architect

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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The Hue Circle – It’s Awesome Like the Color Wheel

by Anthony Ries February 23, 2016
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The humble color wheel doesn’t get enough press these days. A lot of us as architects use it almost intuitively. Sometimes we need a little refresher course. I am most familiar with the Munsell system so I went ahead and scanned the first page from […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by EVstudio AEP February 23, 2016
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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Jeffco 2009 IRC Quick Code Check

by Kacy Landsittel February 19, 2016

I came across this portion of Jefferson County’s website, Quick Code Check, that is a very helpful, sort of an abridged, 2009 IRC. It is basically a few key excerpts from the code book that contain some of the most basic and common code issues […]

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