Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara September 5, 2015
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Last week I gave a talk on “How to Work With an Architect” as part of Colorado Architecture Month. One of the questions from the audience was “how do I find the right architect for my project”. Of course I told them to just talk […]

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The Importance of Travel for an Architect

by Rich Muller September 4, 2015
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Architecture is a risky profession.  If one lands onto the design end of the playing field, pitfalls can include tight budgets, inexperienced clients, zoning constraints, neighborhood committees and an endless list of other challenges.  None greater, however, than the idea of style.  Style is word […]

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How Do Architects Determine Their Fees and How Much Are Architect’s Fees

by Sean O'Hara September 3, 2015

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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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by Anna Chmel August 20, 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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The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara August 20, 2015

I had an email conversation earlier this week with a potential client who asked if he decided to spend more or less on his tenant finish project what it would do to the fees. This is a very interesting question and points out one of […]

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Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

by evstudio August 17, 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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Great City Views from a Custom Home

by Anthony Ries August 17, 2015
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One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A […]

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Pioneering the Built EnVironment

by Shane Donalson August 14, 2015
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When you think of a pioneer, you think of someone who is willing to give up what they know to embark on a journey unknown; one who is unafraid of the possible negative consequences because they are so blinded by the positive possibilities.  This is […]

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Simply Paint? …..High Performance Coatings

by Maciek Gesikowski August 10, 2015
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High Performance Coatings: What are high performance coatings?  Most of us do not know the difference between coatings applied in a house versus high traffic / high wear coatings applied in places like schools and recreation areas or light industrial spaces. Coatings typically serve two […]

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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel August 6, 2015

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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LEED Project Team Formation is an Important First Step in any LEED Certification Project

by EVstudio AEP August 6, 2015

The first step in preparing for the LEED Certification process on a building project is the formation of the LEED Project Team. Integrated design is one of the most important sustainability strategies and a good project team will become the key to an integrated, efficient, […]

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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara August 6, 2015

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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