EVstudio Works with Local College to Design S.A.M. House

by Ian Paulin September 24, 2015
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EVstudio worked with Central Texas College (CTC), various contractors, local suppliers and students on their Green Umbrella Project also known as the S.A.M. (Sustainable, Afforadable, Modern) home. This project consists of the design and construction of a high-efficiency, sustainable house incorporating emerging renewable energy systems […]

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Engineering License in Texas

by Shane Donalson September 4, 2015

I finally got my fingerprinting done (2 hours of my life I will never get back) to send to Texas so I could get my Texas PE license.  I am also currently licensed in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Oklahoma.  The MEP department […]

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Community Based Clinic for US Army Medical Command

by EVstudio AEP August 1, 2015

In an effort to provide our US Army Soldiers and their families with better access to health care services, the US Army Medical Command (USMEDCOM) has initiated the Community Based Clinic program.  As the name would imply, this program takes the health care facilities that would […]

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Urban Street Tree Well

by John W. Olson June 16, 2015
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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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Steel Screw Pile Foundation

by Jim Houlette April 20, 2015

A deep foundation system that is gaining popularity in areas with difficult soil, contaminated soil and due to its speed of construction is steel screw piles. At first glance screw piles look like the typical helical pier.  However, there are significant differences that make a […]

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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 […]

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Office Emergency Preparedness

by Trevor Maddy March 26, 2015
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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 […]

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EVstudio at SXSW 2015 – Colorado Music Party in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit March 2, 2015
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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 […]

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Construction complete on custom home design in Harker Heights Texas

by Ian Paulin February 18, 2015
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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 […]

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Design Completed for Central Texas Parade of Homes

by Ian Paulin February 11, 2015
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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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