Landscape

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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The Village Green: Size Matters

by EVstudio AEP August 24, 2017

The Village Green is a coveted feature of Traditional Neighborhoods, both Old and New. It is, however, a neighborhood element that requires careful calibration, like many other features of a successful neighborhood. As an Urban Enthusiast (or Urbanist) and Landscape Architect, I occasionally find myself […]

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This or That #4: Trellis vs. Pergola

by Matt Svoboda May 15, 2017
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Home and garden advertisements interchange these a lot…so what’s the real difference? In this corner: a trellis is defined as “a frame or structure of latticework frequently used as a support for growing vines or plants”. And in this corner: a pergola is defined as […]

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Streetscape Brick Paver Considerations

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2017

The Incorporation of pavers in a Streetscape is a great way to economically break up the monotony of a sidewalk. Even a single band of brick pavers can go a long way to incorporate elements of the architecture into the landscape. The Country Club Plaza […]

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Pueblo Landscape Standards: Important Requirements for Landscape Architects in Pueblo

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

The most recent update to the Pueblo Municipal Code is the requirement by the State of Colorado to have a landscape architect stamp for projects submitted to the City’s Building Department.  The State of Colorado signed a bill with this requirement in 2007 which most […]

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Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio June 10, 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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Location Efficiency as the Framework of Activity Centers

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

The convenience factor, or Location Efficiency, is often a forgotten component of development in a society that has become increasingly automobile dependent. Development occurs with the assumption that people drive and will always get in a vehicle.  Location efficiency can be defined as the ability to access […]

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The Fulfillment of Being an Expert Witness

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

A statement is made to all college students interested in the architecture or landscape architecture profession. That is that ‘they will learn more in the first month of real experience on the job during an internship or their first year out of school that they […]

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Land Entitlements and Redevelopment Options for Golf Courses

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

Recently, I faced an issue that I see becoming a common issue as the golf industry continues to decline and the costs and availability of water continues to decrease.  That issue is what to do with the excess number of golf courses that our country […]

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Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by evstudio June 10, 2016
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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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Urban Street Trees: Root Barrier

by EVstudio AEP May 20, 2016

In an urban environment, street trees are considered a necessity, but sometimes a nuisance. There are a series of considerations that should be made when incorporating street trees into the urban framework. Root Barrier: What is the most common nuisance in our historic neighborhoods in regards […]

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