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Drinking Fountains and Service Sinks in Tenant Spaces

by Anthony Ries February 6, 2015
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We have completed a fair amount of tenant finish work for small spaces. The more cumbersome items to incorporate into those small spaces include the drinking fountain and the service or mop sink. The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) allows an exemption from the drinking […]

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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by Anna Chmel February 1, 2015
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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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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio January 24, 2015
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Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With […]

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My Weekend in the Tiny Log Cabin

by Maciek Gesikowski January 24, 2015
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Traveling to Steamboat Springs this past weekend I stayed in a tiny log cabin in Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The entire cabin was 150sqft between the main living area and the small bedroom located on the upper level. The main area included a propane heating […]

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New Pictures of Condos in Canada

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2015
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We’ve done a series of three condominium buildings in Canada. Needless to say the regulations surrounding condominiums in Canada are far less onerous than the environment in Colorado. These images of the first 66 unit building with a parking podium were recently sent to us […]

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The Challenges of Adding Another Story to Your Building

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2015
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We receive a lot of inquiries from building owners about doing additions. Generally they are interested in expanding out the back or along the side, but once in a while we get asked to help expand by going upward. This could be a residential pop-top […]

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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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