Texas

Location Efficiency as the Framework of Activity Centers

by John W. Olson March 28, 2015

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 […]

Read the full article →

Office Emergency Preparedness

by Trevor Maddy March 26, 2015
Thumbnail image for Office Emergency Preparedness

After a recent electrical fire in an office adjacent to ours in Austin, I felt it worth giving some advice on basic office emergency preparedness. Every office building should have an emergency exit route graphically displayed near the stairs and elevators. Make sure all employees […]

Read the full article →

EVstudio at SXSW 2015 – Colorado Music Party in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit March 2, 2015
Thumbnail image for EVstudio at SXSW 2015 – Colorado Music Party in Austin Texas

We are thrilled to announce that EVstudio will be representing both Colorado and Texas at the Colorado Music Party at The 512 on 6th Street in downtown Austin during SXSW 2015. The Colorado Music Party is a venue promoting Colorado music all week at The […]

Read the full article →

Construction complete on custom home design in Harker Heights Texas

by Ian Paulin February 18, 2015
Thumbnail image for Construction complete on custom home design in Harker Heights Texas

The Hadley Residence is a 3,400 square foot, Energy Star certified, custom home EV Studio designed in collaboration with DPD Custom Homes. It is a beautiful, single story, stone and stucco home located in the lake front community of The Springs of the Escarpment, Harker […]

Read the full article →

Design Completed for Central Texas Parade of Homes

by Ian Paulin February 11, 2015
Thumbnail image for Design Completed for Central Texas Parade of Homes

I recently completed the design on a home which will be entered in the next Central Texas Parade of Homes for Symphony Homes. On this custom home project I used a Design/Build approach where I work directly with the builder to ensure the design stayed in […]

Read the full article →

Phase 1 Completion of the Urgent Care Facility

by Ian Paulin December 16, 2014

With a fast-growing customer base, Freedom Urgent Care in Harker Heights, Texas, had a need for an expanded patient waiting area, additional exam rooms and the creation of a new clinic area for outside doctors to be able to lease.  In collaboration with the builder, […]

Read the full article →

Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by John W. Olson October 4, 2014

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, […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Can I Re-Use My Existing Building?

Can I Re-Use My Existing Building?

by EVstudio AEP August 29, 2014

With the increased demand for a more sustainable way to use buildings, adaptive reuse of existing buildings has become a viable economic solution. Adaptive reuse consists of improving, remodeling, and adding to an existing structure for either different or more extensive spatial requirements. The first […]

Read the full article →

Raft Slab-on-Grade Foundation

by Jim Houlette May 20, 2014

A Raft Slab-on-Grade foundation can be as simple as a 4” thick slab with no reinforcement and a shallow perimeter rib to an 8” thick slab heavily reinforced with deep ribs spaced roughly 10’o.c.  The wide range of concrete thicknesses and reinforcement is a function […]

Read the full article →

Construction is complete for EV Studio Parade of Homes house

by Ian Paulin May 20, 2014
Thumbnail image for Construction is complete for EV Studio Parade of Homes house

This weekend I visited a home EVstudio designed for DPD Custom Homes that’s located at 1089 Niagra Heights in the Springs at the Escarpment subdivision. This home was entered into two Central Texas Parade of Homes competitions. (Temple Area Builders Association & Central Texas Home Builders Association) In the […]

Read the full article →

Northwest Hangar Development HANGAR B – Midland, TX

by EVstudio AEP April 23, 2014
Thumbnail image for Northwest Hangar Development  HANGAR B – Midland, TX

EV recently completed the design for Hangar B located at the Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas. Being constructed under the supervision of Western LLC (Elizabeth, CO), the client needed a facility that provided executives both access to private office space and close proximity to their […]

Read the full article →

Christian House of Prayer (CHOP) Civil Engineering

by DJ Zehnacker March 23, 2014

EVstudio Civil Engineering has recently completed civil construction drawings for a major development/expansion to the existing Christian House of Prayer campus located in Killeen, Texas.  The project consists of a new lecture hall, a strip retail area, and major drainage and utility improvements throughout the […]

Read the full article →