Architect

Agreements, Proposals and Contracts Used by Architects, Engineers and Contractors

by Sean O'Hara July 6, 2014

There are no shortage of different forms for agreements, proposals and contracts in the design and construction industry. The base contracts of the design and construction industry are the contracts produced by the American Institute of Architects. These contracts have been in place for more […]

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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara May 29, 2014

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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What’s in a name?

by Dean Dalvit May 20, 2014
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What started as a one-man business called Eagle View Architecture has grown into 7 professionals (and counting). When we first doubled in size, we shortened the name to EV (now you all know where that came from) Studio. When we first came up with that […]

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Give Your Architect Too Much Information

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014
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When I meet with new clients about their projects, about half the time they apologize because they feel they are giving me too much information. I tell them “don’t apologize, I’d rather have way too much information than not enough information”. So, if in doubt, […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit May 20, 2014

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 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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Jefferson County Height Restriction

by Sean O'Hara May 20, 2014
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Jefferson County, Colorado has changed the way that they look at building height effective May 20th, 2008. This is the first change in this definition since 2002. Its a little hard to explain so hopefully I’m allowed to post this graphic from the Zoning Resolution. […]

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Designing Your House – Part 1

by Sean O'Hara May 18, 2014

The first part of information that we need in programming your project is often the most straightforward. What is the address and legal description for the project? I actually like to confirm this prior to the first meeting so that we can research the property […]

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Looking for a Modern House in Washington State?

by evstudio April 11, 2014

Chris Craver, our newest hire, designed his sister’s house in Washington State and its on the market. Definitely worth a look. Move Modern Listing Chris Craver Designed Home There are quite a few interesting listings on the Move Modern Website. Originally posted 2008-07-08 00:06:58. Republished […]

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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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