Architect

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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The Heat is on…

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

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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Have Your Architect Hire the Engineers

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

In the traditional architectural project the client will hire the architect and in turn the architect will bring on any consultants and engineers that are necessary to deliver the project. Recently, I’ve seen a number of clients who prefer to hire all of the consultants […]

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Architects and Engineers need Errors & Omissions Insurance

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

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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EVstudio Will Work With You On Projects in Other States and Other Countries

by evstudio June 10, 2016

We want to remind the readers of evstudio.info that EVstudio does projects in numerous states and you shouldn’t worry about contacting us with questions or potential projects because of your geography. We utilize technology to bridge the gap to the point that working with clients […]

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Sometimes Architects Still Sketch

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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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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Why Hire an Architect When a Contractor Offers to Design-Build

by Sean O'Hara June 3, 2016

Design-build is a common delivery method in construction and a popular buzz word in the industry. What it generally means is that you hire a single person or company who both designs your project and builds your project. Design-build can be great and it can […]

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When Should You Contact an Architect? What Phases of Your Project Can an Architect Help With?

by Sean O'Hara June 3, 2016

There is a common conception that the architect is the person you contact when you need plans for your project. That is only partially correct. In addition to your plans, a good architect can help you with many of the other phases of your project. […]

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Top 10 Toys for Future Architects (and Engineers)

by EVstudio AEP June 3, 2016
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One of the most common questions that we get at EVstudio is, “What kind of toys did you play with as a kid?” Though a seemingly strange question to be asked during an architectural consultation, our clients are usually trying to understand how we ended […]

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Ovation Construction Time Machine

by Matt Svoboda June 3, 2016
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Over the course of nearly three years I have been taking pictures from the same places around the job site at our Ovation multi-family project in Lone Tree, CO and with completion right around the corner I thought it would be fun to put a […]

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LEED Project Team Formation is an Important First Step in any LEED Certification Project

by EVstudio AEP May 20, 2016

The first step in preparing for the LEED Certification process on a building project is the formation of the LEED Project Team. Integrated design is one of the most important sustainability strategies and a good project team will become the key to an integrated, efficient, […]

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And a Column Shalt be Under Thine Beam

by Matt Svoboda May 17, 2016
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One of the most frequently made mistakes in traditional design is the misalignment of a column with regards to the beam or entablature it is supporting.  The face of the beam (on both the inside and the outside) should align with the slenderest part of […]

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