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Simply Paint? …..High Performance Coatings

by Maciek Gesikowski February 14, 2018
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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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Allowable Building Height, Story and Area Tables Updated in IBC 2015

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018
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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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Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara February 14, 2018

When you are making decisions about hiring an architect, engineer or other licensed building professional it is important to verify that they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O). As a client, errors and omissions insurance protects you from major professional mistakes that cause you financial […]

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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio February 14, 2018

Construction is underway for the new home of EVstudio Texas. The new location at 109 W. Avenue D in Copperas Cove, Texas is Copperas Cove native and EVstudio Texas principal Gene Dane’s effort to give back to the community and help revitalize the city’s abandoned […]

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The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara February 14, 2018

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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EVstudio and Virtual Reality- the next wave of design innovation

by Riley Sloan February 9, 2018

After a long research period, our VR teams at EVstudio are finally working to implement virtual reality into some of our recent projects.  Here at EVstudio, Virtual Reality has been a common discussion topic around the office, and while a lot of us still don’t […]

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EVstudio in an Architect Who Accepts Credit Cards

by evstudio February 1, 2018

We’ve had a few clients ask us if we accept credit cards for payments and yes, we’re happy to. We have long realized that every construction project has a different financing and we want to work with you to make your project work. Architecture fees […]

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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by EVstudio AEP February 1, 2018
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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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Why Hire an Architect When a Contractor Offers to Design-Build

by Sean O'Hara January 11, 2018

Design-build is a common delivery method in construction and a popular buzz word in the industry. What it generally means is that you hire a single person or company who both designs your project and builds your project. Design-build can be great and it can […]

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Focus on Client Satisfaction – Varying Communication Styles to meet Client Needs

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017
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I recently had a client who is a retired rocket scientist; he was thorough and deeply involved throughout the entire design and drawing process and had very little trouble understanding the drawings (all the way through the construction documents). We were able to function flawlessly […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2017
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Out here in the west, we take our energy conservation pretty seriously. Energy reduction in lighting is something we’re ALL concerned about, and compact fluorescent replacement bulbs, used in the right way, make great sense to save energy. There are a lot of great places […]

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