Planning

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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Denver Really is a Great City for Architects

by Sean O'Hara April 15, 2017
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One of the highlights in my recent trip to Atlanta was a chance to talk to several professionals and academics about the state of architecture in Atlanta. Listening to their worries gave me a real sense of appreciation for the prospects that architects face in […]

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Press Release – The Enclave in Harker Heights

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Visit Killeen Daily Herald to review the article written on this project at: http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=65758&q=Enclave A new, medium density, high end, gated townhome community is being planned for a seven acre site in Harker Heights. The Enclave is a master planned community planned to offer an […]

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Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control Process (DESC)

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

Douglas County Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control (DESC) is a program integrated into Grading, Erosion, and Sediment Control (GESC) that provides compliance with environmental and construction regulations and activities. A Drainage, Erosion, and Sediment Control permit will provide compliance with all Federal, State, and local […]

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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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Common Land Surveys Available From EVstudio in Colorado

by evstudio January 6, 2017

EVstudio has a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor as part of our team and provides a variety of surveys to meet our clients’ needs. Four of the most commonly requested surveys are improvement location certificates, land survey plats, improvement survey plats and ALTA/ACSM surveys. IMPROVEMENT LOCATION […]

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Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

One of the first steps in a building design is analyzing the existing site to understand its opportunities and its challenges. This necessitates having a survey of the site. Therefore I will usually suggest that clients get a survey immediately after our first meeting. Once […]

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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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Neighborhood Retail: BlogOff from The New Urbanism

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

This past month, I was invited to post to a BlogOff regarding Urban Retail from the author of The Original Green, Steve Mouzon. Follow the links below to see ensuing discussion about Neighborhood Retail: Original Green: The Necessity of Hope PlaceShakers: Retail: When it bends […]

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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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The Five Minute Walk: Calibrated to the Pedestrian

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

The Five-Minute Walk is a standard that is best described as the average distance that a pedestrian is willing to walk before opting to drive. The unit of measurement is commonplace in the planning profession and is often represented by a radius measuring ¼ of a mile.

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The Village Green: Size Matters

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

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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