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, 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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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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