The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara August 20, 2015

I had an email conversation earlier this week with a potential client who asked if he decided to spend more or less on his tenant finish project what it would do to the fees. This is a very interesting question and points out one of […]

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Pioneering the Built EnVironment

by Shane Donalson August 14, 2015
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When you think of a pioneer, you think of someone who is willing to give up what they know to embark on a journey unknown; one who is unafraid of the possible negative consequences because they are so blinded by the positive possibilities.  This is […]

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

by EVstudio AEP August 6, 2015

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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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara August 6, 2015

I recently completed the steps to get an architectural license in New Mexico. We’ve had an engineering license in New Mexico for a few years but with some potential for work in New Mexico it made sense to invest in the architectural license. Members of […]

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6-Unit Multifamily Duplex Project in Durango

by Dean Dalvit June 17, 2015
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EVstudio has designed projects all over Colorado, Texas, and in other regions. One of our exciting projects in the Southwest part of Colorado is in Durango. We were commissioned to design 6 high-end luxury duplex units on a collection of lots for a private Owner/Developer. […]

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Navigating The Highlands at Breckenridge Design Guidelines with an Architect

by Dean Dalvit June 1, 2015

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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And a Column Shalt be Under Thine Beam

by Matt Svoboda May 27, 2015
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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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Which came first, the architect or the contractor?

by Sean O'Hara May 26, 2015

I had a nice conversation with a potential client today and he asked me whether it is better to hire the contractor and use their architect or to hire the architect directly. We do work for clients and we do work for contractors so I […]

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3639 Raleigh Street Custom Denver Home

by Anthony Ries May 20, 2015
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Another great custom home is nearing completion. The exterior is mostly finished and dried in. The hardwood floors are in place as well as the stairs. One of the great features of this home is the exterior design. Situated on a corner lot this home […]

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Architect/Client Privilege? What Does Your Architect Keep Secret?

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2015

I’ll start by saying that there is no legal sort of architect/client privilege where we can hide what you tell us from the courts. However, at EVstudio we will keep information private from third parties upon your request. A common example is the client who […]

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Belcaro Neighborhood Custom Home Nearing Completion

by Anthony Ries May 10, 2015
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The final touches are being applied to a EVstudio Custom Home in the Belcaro Neighborhood. This home is a rare find in Denver with a large lot and great accessibility to the Cherry Creek area. Originally built in the mid fifties we reconfigured the house […]

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Why Hire an Architect When a Contractor Offers to Design-Build

by Sean O'Hara April 30, 2015

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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