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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio June 10, 2016

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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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

What is the structure that is going to be holding up your house? More than any of our previous questions, your initial answer may be that’s why you hired an architect. While it’s defintely true, we still like to explore your options with you and […]

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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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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Municipalities are increasingly asking for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to stamp drawings that could previously be stamped by architects. We see this a lot with small structural and civil pieces incidental to commercial projects. Municipalities are also adding new documents to their requirements […]

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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

When the use of a building changes from one occupancy to another, say a store to a restaurant, you certainly need an architect to help you. The architect deals with exiting, fixture counts, layout issues and provides the stamped plans that you’ll need for the […]

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Designing Your House – Part 6

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

With this post we move outside of the house and discuss your outdoor spaces. Clearly some of these choices are going to be climate driven so we would need to take into account the earlier discussion about sun and wind when designing them. A first […]

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Designing Your House – Introduction

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Programming is the architect’s term for figuring out what elements need to be in a project and how they should fit together. Ideally at the beginning of each project you should go through the programming process with your architect and give them all of the […]

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

The most heavily trafficked architecture blog is A Daily Dose of Architecture. John Hill manages to fuel his blog with almost daily articles, book reviews and high quality images. There are archives dating back to February 2004. Definitely worth coming back to again and again. […]

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Designing Your House – Part 4

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

The next set of spaces to design are the private spaces for the family. First an easy question, how many bathrooms and bedrooms would you like to have in the house? How many of them will be used every day, which ones actually serve other […]

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EVstudio in an Architect Who Accepts Credit Cards

by evstudio June 10, 2016

We’ve had a few clients ask us if we accept credit cards for payments and yes, we’re happy to. We have long realized that every construction project has a different financing and we want to work with you to make your project work. Architecture fees […]

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Navigating The Highlands at Breckenridge Design Guidelines with an Architect

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

I have been involved with a number of projects in The Highlands at Breckenridge, and this post centers specifically around navigating the design review process in the most expedient way possible. First thing to note here: all design review processes will take time, and sometimes […]

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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

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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