Interior Design

The ADA, ICC/ANSI A117.1 and Kitchen Sinks in Break Rooms

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

Building codes and guidelines are always full of exceptions and variations on a theme and the Americans with Disabilities Act is no different. The ADA was first created in 1990. It is designed to protect against discrimination based on disability. The act has five titles […]

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New Cost Effective Ideas for Daylighting at NREL

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

We toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, and were able to see a number of design solutions that were relatively low-cost, but provided a great sustainable approach to many of their design goals. One in particular was with Daylighting. The challenge was […]

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How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

Hi, Lisa. I really want to save energy by using compact fluorescent bulbs in some of my light fixtures, but the last batch I bought was an awful cold blue color that made me feel funny.  How can I avoid making the same $9 mistake every time?   […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure Visualized

by EVstudio AEP June 3, 2016
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As a continuation of our floor plan revisions to the Mansion on Olive Street in Denver we also visualized some of the key rooms. As the architect I worked closely with our in-house interior design team and the owner on helping everyone visualize the interior […]

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What is the difference between STC, CSTC and CAC?

by Bill Foster May 17, 2016

Ceilings have their own testing system (CAC) that is equivalent to wall ratings and more applicable to ceilings per the ASTM. Walls are rated using single pass tests to determine their STC rating because only 1 wall separates two rooms. This test isn’t really applicable to […]

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sEVen Tips to Take Your Interior Space to the Next Level!

by EVstudio AEP March 10, 2016
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SEVEN Tips to take an interior space to the next level: Most people invest a good amount of time and energy in tailoring the spaces they inhabit to their personal needs and preferences. This process is different for every person, as it often relates to […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 2, 2016

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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SXSW Office Layout SketchUp Model

by Kayla Harmon February 1, 2016
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I was asked to create some renderings for our client’s space at SXSW for marketing purposes. They already had the space picked out which had an existing layout. The layout consisted of a kitchen and living area for a social gathering focal point, two restrooms […]

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Window Sill Requirements for ICC Changing in 2012

by Bill Foster November 4, 2015

Time to start looking at the new changes coming from the upcoming ICC codes for buildings in 2012! Sill height is a requirement that will affect almost any 2 story building and thought I would do a quick post on it.  Basically these rules serve the same purpose that […]

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Innovative New Modules Bring LED's Closer to Widespread Use

by EVstudio AEP October 1, 2015

The recent LIGHTFair International (LFI) in Las Vegas, the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show, reported record breaking attendance of over 20,000 industry professionals. Many attendees are watching the industry closely to see innovative product solutions, particularly LED’s. This year did not disappoint.  While […]

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Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by EVstudio AEP July 31, 2015

Our very own Anthony J. Ries, AIA, LEED BD+C and Lisa A. Barter, RA, NCIDQ, LEED AP were recently interviewed for an article on Tubular Daylighting Devices. Their expertise in the area of daylighting coupled with prior articles written for brought the attention of magazine. The […]

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Commonwealth Heights Update…Including New Name!

by Matt Svoboda July 23, 2015
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Our 190-unit multi-family project at Commonwealth Heights  in Lone Tree, Colorado is at the midpoint of its 16-17 month construction schedule.  The project is phased into four distinct buildings.  Buildings 1 and 2 are completing sheetrock row and Building 1 has a show unit nearly […]

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