Architect

Dwelling Unit Separation Wall at Duplexes and Townhomes (2 Hour Fire Wall)

by Sean O'Hara December 15, 2015

The International Residential Code requires that in townhomes and duplexes, each unit needs to be separated from the next by fire walls. In addition each unit needs to be self supporting where the collapse of one unit will not damage the neighboring unit. In my […]

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The Clubhouse at Fairway Villas for Oakwood Homes

by Bill Foster December 9, 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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Basic Stucco Overview

by Maciek Gesikowski December 9, 2015
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There are basically two types of stucco products and two stucco systems: Traditional vs Acrylic Stucco:   Traditional Stucco: Consists of cement, silica sand and lime. Traditional stucco comes in bags and is typically 1/5 of cost of the Acrylic stucco.  There are virtually unlimited amounts […]

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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by Anthony Ries December 4, 2015
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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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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by Anthony Ries December 4, 2015
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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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MountAir Townhomes Under Construction – Foundation In!

by Anthony Ries November 25, 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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10 Good Questions to Ask When Planning an Indoor Agricultural Grow House

by Bill Foster November 11, 2015

As you might know, there is a big growth in Indoor Agriculture in Colorado. If you’re planning one, these are the top ten questions that you’ll want to ask: Are there any existing drawings of your facility?  You will almost certainly need a building permit […]

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A Sketch in Time

by Bill Foster November 9, 2015
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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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NCARB Certificate and Architects, What Does it Mean

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2015

One of the more important qualifications on my architectural resume is having an NCARB Certificate. But what exactly is an NCARB certificate, who needs one and how do you get one? NCARB is the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. NCARB is a non-profit federation […]

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Nostalgic about NM and the Architecture of Acoma

by Peter Gozar October 29, 2015
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After almost nine years of living in New Mexico, my wife and two goldens have decided to leave the Land of Enchantment and move to Colorado.  In the time that I have lived there, I learned to appreciate the beauty of Santa Fe, its long […]

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EVstudio High-end Single Family Design in 15 Minutes

by Rich Muller October 22, 2015
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INT. ARCHITECTURE OFFICE – MORNING A bustling architecture firm in Denver’s Golden Triangle District is filled with the hum of telephones ringing, architect’s discussing projects, and the constant pinging of email and skype chimes. DISSOLVE TO: INT. ARCHITECTURE OFFICE – CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S OFFICE -  11:00am […]

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Links from EVstudio.info to Your Website

by Sean O'Hara October 1, 2015

With the increasing number of link requests that we get from Consultants, Clients, Engineers, Contractors and Builders, I thought it would be useful to explain how to get EVstudio.info to link to your website. First, an important distinction, generally speaking our evstudio.us domain does not […]

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