Planning

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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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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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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Incorporating Religious and Institutional Uses into Neighborhoods

by EVstudio AEP May 19, 2017

In all neighborhoods, it is important to include a variety, or mixture, of land use opportunities. Religious institutions provide many great opportunities for a neighborhood. The most obvious asset provided is the accessibility and convenience of getting to and from the use. A religious institution […]

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Complimentary Density Study and Initial Design Consultation

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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As a value added service to all of our clients, past, present and future, EVstudio offers a complementary Density Study and Design Consultation  for potential development sites.  We do this in order to learn about the project objectives and understand the site and the scope […]

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CNU’s Highways to Boulevards Initiatives

by Sean O'Hara April 27, 2017

I recently was part of a conversation with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s President, John Norquist, about the proposed changes to the elevated section of I-70 in Denver. He pointed us to the CNU Highways to Boulevards Initiative website. There are several great examples […]

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