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New Architectural Design – “Off-Grid Living”

by Kayla Harmon November 30, 2016
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The new age of futuristic living is just around the corner. Technology is ever growing, making the idea of robots, hover cars and livable space crafts more of a possibility in today’s world. The “ecocapsule”, designed by Nice Architects is a low-energy living space with […]

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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

I recently completed the steps to get an architectural license in New Mexico. We’ve had an engineering license in New Mexico for a few years but with some potential for work in New Mexico it made sense to invest in the architectural license. Members of […]

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You Built Without a Permit and Received a Stop Work Order – Now What?

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

As architects and engineers we are typically in the business of providing permit drawings before people do construction. But sometimes people choose to build something without getting the proper permits and when someone turns you in, you’ll receive a stop work order. When that happens […]

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EVstudio Wraps 2nd Multi-Family Project in Saskatoon

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2016
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Continuing on the heels of EVstudio’s first international multi-family project located in Saskatoon, comes the Sequoia Rise condominium project.  Sequoia Rise is Phase II of a three phase effort to supply housing to a city experiencing the growing pains of rapid development and a tight […]

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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio November 30, 2016

The Prairie Style is often associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s.  One of his finest examples was the Robie House with its dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows, open floor plan, and sweeping horizontal lines […]

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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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EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

As you probably know, EVstudio has grown a lot in the last few years. We have several offices and cover every significant discipline for the design of land and buildings. We plan to continue this growth both organically and through continued merger and acquisition. We […]

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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 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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How Do Architects Determine Their Fees and How Much Are Architect’s Fees

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

I’ve noticed that most architects have avoided putting information on their website about what architects charge for their services and how much their fees are. However, in the EVstudio spirit of providing information on all sorts of architecture related topics I will give you an […]

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The Easiest Place to Find Fire Rated Assemblies is the Gypsum Association Manual

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

After several projects of fighting with the UL Manual (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International Building Code I discovered that there is a much easier visual way to find fire rated assemblies. I use the Gypsum Association Fire Resistance Design Manual. Everything is visual and it […]

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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel June 10, 2016

Copper takes form in many ways and applications in our built environments. Plumbing lines, plumbing fixtures, electrical conducting applications, as an architectural metal for the exterior skin as siding or roofing and many others, the precious metal also is at the whim of exterior and […]

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Designing Your House – Part 6

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

With this post we move outside of the house and discuss your outdoor spaces. Clearly some of these choices are going to be climate driven so we would need to take into account the earlier discussion about sun and wind when designing them. A first […]

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