Footing Inspection for Narrow Urban Houses

by Billy Henly January 21, 2015
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This photo is from the footing inspection for two narrow Denver urban houses that EVstudio recently completed.  The site is two adjacent 25 foot wide lots, which results in very narrow floor plans.  The houses are two stories with half basements which eliminates the need […]

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Fire Penetration Rating Terms

by Bill Foster January 20, 2015

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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MountAir Townhomes Under Construction – Foundation In!

by Anthony Ries January 17, 2015
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Even with all of this cold weather the MountAir Townhomes in Lakewood Colorado are under construction. These are among the first new townhomes in the area and have great access to the Wadsworth Light Rail station at 13th and Wadsworth. The foundations for both buildings […]

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

by Anthony Ries January 9, 2015
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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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Mixed Use Development in Denver – LoHi

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 2015
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EVstudio is currently working with Southern Land Company on a mixed use development in Denver’s LoHi district. This mixed-use apartment project is set to have restaurants and retail shops on the ground level. Located at the corner of 18th and Central next to Prost Brewing, this […]

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EVstudio Adds 3 New Team Members in December

by Sean O'Hara January 5, 2015

EVstudio added three new teams members in three different departments in December. Kayla Harmon joined our Denver Architecture Studio as a project designer. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and most recently worked at Vertical Arts Architecture. Erik Larson is the newest […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014
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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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Involving an Architect in Your Land Buying Process and Decision is a Great Idea

by Sean O'Hara October 8, 2014

When you are start looking to buy land or a house your first decision is finding the right real estate agent. Your second decision should be finding the right architect. An good architect can help you understand both the physical aspects of the site and […]

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Is it More Cost Effective to Build Up or Build Out?

by Sean O'Hara October 8, 2014

I received a question from a reader of He asked: “Does it cost more to build two stories vs one story?” The answer is that it really isn’t that simple. A two story house should cost less for these simple reasons: Land Cost. If […]

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The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

by Bill Myhren October 8, 2014
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EVstudio won two Awards this weekend at the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards gala which honors the top achievers in the Denver area new home industry. The awards were presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver. Awards are comprised […]

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Recommendations and Kind Words From Our Past Clients – What They Say About EVstudio’s Architects

by evstudio October 4, 2014

As part of putting together the EVstudio Monograph we went through some letters of recommendation and comments from our past clients. We really appreciate all of our wonderful clients, especially those who go out of there way to write us recommendations. Thank You All. “No […]

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

by Sean O'Hara October 4, 2014

The most heavily trafficked architecture blog is A Daily Dose of Architecture. John Hill manages to fuel his blog with almost daily articles, book reviews and high quality images. There are archives dating back to February 2004. Definitely worth coming back to again and again. […]

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