Architect

EVstudio will acquire your Architecture or Engineering Firm

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

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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Waterloo Swim Facility in Austin, Texas

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017
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Waterloo Swimming is a 30,000 square foot enclosed training and teaching swimming facility. The construction is a clear span pre-engineered metal frame structure spanning over 104 feet. The exterior is concrete masonry units in the pool area with a metal stud,insulation and gypsum board wall […]

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

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

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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New Location of EVstudio Texas Featured in Killeen Daily Herald

by evstudio May 15, 2017

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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Have Your Architect Hire the Engineers

by Sean O'Hara April 28, 2017

In the traditional architectural project the client will hire the architect and in turn the architect will bring on any consultants and engineers that are necessary to deliver the project. Recently, I’ve seen a number of clients who prefer to hire all of the consultants […]

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Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease

by EVstudio AEP April 28, 2017

A recent assignment has come in for a building to host people who are suffering from memory loss related diseases.  The facility, which is in Texas, falls under the assisted living use category and therefore needs to address certain aspects of the International Building Code […]

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Education and Training Required to Become a Licensed Architect

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is “what does it take to become a licensed architect?” The answer is relatively simple to explain but difficult to complete. Most states have adopted a common process for architectural licensure: The first item is […]

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

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

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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Jeffco 2009 IRC Quick Code Check

by Kacy Landsittel April 27, 2017

I came across this portion of Jefferson County’s website, Quick Code Check, that is a very helpful, sort of an abridged, 2009 IRC. It is basically a few key excerpts from the code book that contain some of the most basic and common code issues […]

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Copperas Cove Schools Get New Architect

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2017
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The Copperas Cove Leader Press featured an article on Friday March 1, 2013 about the new official relationship between the Copperas Cove ISD and EVstudio.     Floor Plan of SC Lee Junior High Weight Room On Tuesday Feb 26 the School Board of Trustees […]

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Why does a Range Matter in My Break Room or Kitchenette?

by Bill Foster April 12, 2017
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Most jurisdictions in the US use the IBC which references ANSI 117.1 for specific accessibility standards.  (It is also interesting to note that the IBC simply references ANSI 117.1, not a particular year in Chapter 11.  You actually need to go to the index in the […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP April 10, 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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