Experience Urbanism at a Reasonable Pace

by Sean O'Hara January 19, 2018

It is spring in Denver and its harder than ever to want to stay inside. People are running, riding bikes, driving their convertibles, fixing the lawn and eating on the patio at El Noa Noa. Denver is sunny year round, but the spring is especially […]

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Inverse Relationship of Level of Service and Pedestrian Propulsion

by EVstudio AEP January 19, 2018
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Discussions of one-way streets are commonplace in planning circles in the United States. They usually arise with the best of intentions for a community as transportation planning usually does.  See Strong Towns Blog Post: Paved with Good Intentions for more information. In some instances, they are […]

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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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Educational Series: From Buying to Building in the Foothills

by Brian Welch January 11, 2018

EVstudio has a rich history in providing educational information via our blog, lectures and community outreach for all things A/E related. We believe that by sharing our knowledge we can be an asset to schools, young professionals in the industry and other service organizations by […]

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When Should You Contact an Architect? What Phases of Your Project Can an Architect Help With?

by Sean O'Hara December 7, 2017

There is a common conception that the architect is the person you contact when you need plans for your project. That is only partially correct. In addition to your plans, a good architect can help you with many of the other phases of your project. […]

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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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The City Home – Maximizing Rentable Square Footage

by EVstudio AEP November 20, 2017
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Whenever a multi-family developer starts a project with us and the discussion turns towards design within the apartment industry, one thing which always comes up is cost vs. design impact.  As architects, we are keenly aware of the pressures developers are under to contain costs […]

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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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Separation of Top of Foundation Wall and Adjacent Exterior Grade

by evstudio August 28, 2017

One of the most commonly asked questions to the structural department involved the required distance between the top of a foundation wall and the adjacent exterior grade. The 2009 International Residential Code requires a minimum of 6 inches of separation where brick veneer is not […]

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Feasibility Studies – Look Before You Leap

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017

You wouldn’t buy a house without an inspection or a car without a test drive would you?  It makes sense that before you commit yourself to such an important investment you want to make sure that what you are buying meets your expectations and needs; […]

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