Landscape

Recycling Water

by Michael Banks March 29, 2018
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Out for a summer bike ride with my son one day, we found ourselves at the top of a winding downhill path through a park lined by green grass being gently misted by the park’s sprinkler system. As we started down the hill, memories of […]

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Can I Remove Trees on My Property in Austin?

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018
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A common question that we get when designing site plans and evaluating sites with our clients is “Are there any regulations on which trees I must keep, and which I can remove on my site?” The short answer is probably. This issue really depends on […]

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Green Roofs – Some are Intense

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

I want to talk today about intensive green roofs. These roofs are beautiful but expensive due to their continued maintenance and irrigation requirements and structural requirements.  In exchange for high cost a building owner gets a green roof that can have a large variety of […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 27, 2018

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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Landscape Edging: Which Type is Most Applicable for My Landscape?

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

Previously, I wrote a blog on edge restraints (Landscape Edging: Which Variety Should I Use?) and some of the positives and negatives associated with them. In this blog post, I am going to relate the types of edge restraints to locations in which they would/should […]

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Consider LED Outdoor Lighting to get LEED Points

by Dean Dalvit February 1, 2018

It’s no surprise that LED lighting has made a significant impact on the energy use for lighting applications with it’s extremely low energy use per footcandle. New ground is being broken in all lighting uses and we are seeing LED lighting in everything from decorative […]

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The Neighborhood Unit: How Does Perry's Concept Apply to Modern Day Planning?

by EVstudio AEP January 11, 2018

False interpretations of Perry’s concept have conceived segregation of land uses, further validating the modern-day road classification system and unfortunately created an auto-centric society in today’s first ring and outward suburban communities.

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Water Wise Landscapes – Xeriscape Not Zeroscape

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017

EVstudio specializes in providing low-water use and water conservation landscapes to our clients. Xeriscape is a common term used as it relates to the landscape architecture profession, especially in the State of Colorado.  According to dictionary.com, xeriscape “employs drought-resistant plants in an effort to conserve resources, […]

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Project Spotlight: The Oaks at Eastlake

by Macy Andre December 7, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Splendor The Oaks at Eastlake subdivision is one of many projects EVstudio has worked on with Boulder Creek Builders. This particular project scope included 26 acres of site development, 140 four-plex units, four duplex units, and one single-story clubhouse. Located in […]

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Urban Street Tree Well

by EVstudio AEP November 14, 2017
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The urban landscape can be a complicated environment for a successful landscape. Variables of vegetation forms, types, tolerances and aesthetics must be carefully calibrated for a successful streetscape. Also important is how the landscape can assist in storm water drainage management. We practice with a […]

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Colorado Springs Neighborhood Landscape Master Plan

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017
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We recently completed a Landscape Master Plan in Colorado Springs on the northwest side of town. The Master Plan was in response to increased water costs, maintenance concerns and as a retrofit to trees and vegetation that were inappropriately planted in the 1980’s. The Master […]

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Project Spotlight: Entertaining District Master Plan

by Macy Andre October 5, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Entertaining Concepts   Master planning is often a service client’s overlook or doesn’t know where to go to get the help they need. EVstudio has experience in planning on a broader scope than just a single building or home, as exemplified in […]

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