Architect

Real Estate Development in a Recession

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

At the height of this most recent economic slowdown, with architectural billings somewhat down at most firms and non-existent at others, I decided to venture out into the world of land development.  A risky proposition in any economy, land development is generally described as buying […]

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10 Good Questions to Ask When Planning an Indoor Agricultural Grow House

by Bill Foster January 20, 2017

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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Allowable Building Height, Story and Area Tables Updated in IBC 2015

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017
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Updated versions of the International Building Code are published every 3 years.  On a new project, one of the first code restrictions to determine is the allowable building height, area, and number of stories. Since 2000, the International Building Code has shown the allowable building […]

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Pre-engineered Truss Terms and Configurations

by Kacy Landsittel January 20, 2017

Your architect should  be supplied design and calculations for review of wood trusses prior to manufacturing. This allows the architect to verify that the intentions for the architecture side of things are matched up with the truss design. The graphics are simplified examples (courtesy of […]

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Live-Work Balance as an EVstudio Architect

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Much has been made of the current boom here in Denver in regards to architectural staffing.  If one were to visit the AIA Jobs Board page one would find a multitude of available positions ranging from intern to regional director.  To many it seems that 2009 […]

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Vintage and Modern Architectural Drawings

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

As a young architect working in the modern world I am always fascinated by older construction drawings that were completed by hand. Today we do everything final in software. It can make one think in a more rectilinear way but it also makes layout out […]

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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

In a traditional design/bid/build project delivery the architect hires the engineers and the engineering drawings are part of the bid package. With smaller tenant finish projects we are now seeing a scenario where the engineering drawings are being provided design/build by the contractor. The contractor […]

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Top 10 Movie Architects

by Bill Foster January 20, 2017

As part of the Summer movie season, one of our principals suggested some blogs on the lighter side of things. So without too much intro I thought I would tackle the topic of searching out some of the better known Architect Roles in famous films in […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2016
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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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9-Story Mixed-Use Tower

by Sean O'Hara December 14, 2016
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This is a quick sketch that we recently put together for a proposed 9-story mixed-use building. It has a podium of parking on the bottom level with multifamily housing above. At the beginning of projects we use a variety of tools to create concepts to […]

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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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