Architect

Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara April 10, 2014

When you are making decisions about hiring an architect, engineer or other licensed building professional it is important to verify that they carry Errors & Omissions Insurance (E&O). As a client, errors and omissions insurance protects you from major professional mistakes that cause you financial […]

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Involving an Architect in Your Land Buying Process and Decision is a Great Idea

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2014

When you are start looking to buy land or a house your first decision is finding the right real estate agent. Your second decision should be finding the right architect. An good architect can help you understand both the physical aspects of the site and […]

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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2014

In a traditional design/bid/build project delivery the architect hires the engineers and the engineering drawings are part of the bid package. With smaller tenant finish projects we are now seeing a scenario where the engineering drawings are being provided design/build by the contractor. The contractor […]

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Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara January 21, 2014
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Last week I gave a talk on “How to Work With an Architect” as part of Colorado Architecture Month. One of the questions from the audience was “how do I find the right architect for my project”. Of course I told them to just talk […]

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When Do You Absolutely Have to Hire an Architect in Colorado?

by Sean O'Hara December 26, 2013

At EVstudio we are licensed architects and we firmly believe that you should have a licensed architect design your project regardless of building type or project size. By hiring a licensed architect you’re getting access to the required education, work experience and testing that an […]

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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by Anthony Ries November 27, 2013
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In an age when computers have taken over our lives I still like to do things by hand. Particularly in the early stages. Computers are great, don’t get me wrong, but a huge benefit in working more closely with your hands is that the ideas […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio November 14, 2013

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit November 4, 2013

I want to address a topic that comes up in every programming interview that very few people give much thought to…Indoor heating and air conditioning… The professional term HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and pretty much sums up your indoor air climate. For […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara October 28, 2013

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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Architectural and Structural Coordination in 3 Dimensions

by Anthony Ries October 28, 2013
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You may have heard that we use a software package known as Revit. One of the things that we really like other than the fairly intuitive interface is that the architects and the structural engineers here work within the same file. Once the schematic design […]

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The Importance of (Well Built) As-Built Drawings

by Dean Dalvit October 26, 2013

We have done a large variety of residential and commercial remodel, addition, tenant finish, adaptive re-use and historic preservation work over the years and one thing seems to ring true as the single, most important component of a highly accurate and well developed set of […]

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Top 10 Myths About Architects

by Dean Dalvit October 17, 2013

Ok, I know that I can’t speak for all architects, and there are certainly those few out there who are responsible for most of the misconceptions about the profession. But I would like to set the record straight for the great many of us who […]

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