Give Your Architect Too Much Information

by Sean O'Hara October 1, 2015
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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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Designing Your House – Part 7

by Sean O'Hara October 1, 2015

Now let’s talk a little bit about the interior design of your home. We’re not interior designers per se but as the architects we are still designing these spaces as we design your house. We’re also incorporating these decisions into the plans to give you […]

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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio September 18, 2015

EVstudio started in the mountains of Colorado just west of Denver and has become known for doing work all over the state. While our Evergreen office is still busier than ever, our Denver office has been in full swing for over a year now. As […]

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Pick a Professional Based on Who You Like

by Sean O'Hara September 10, 2015

As an architect, I interview with new and potential clients almost every day. If they do choose to work with us, I’m often a part of their selection process for picking a contractor to build their project. In both cases much of the focus is […]

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Do I remodel or start from scratch?

by Sean O'Hara September 8, 2015

We have done quite a number of residential remodels in the last of couple years, and one of the first questions that people ask their architect is often “do you think I should remodel it or should I tear it down and start over”. This […]

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Finding and Choosing the Best Architect for Your Project

by Sean O'Hara September 5, 2015
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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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What is your architectural style?

by Sean O'Hara September 4, 2015

When I speak with potential clients, this is one of the first questions that I’m often asked. They want to know what style and design tastes I’ll bring to their project. The simple answer is that I will design the style based on the preferences […]

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The Importance of Travel for an Architect

by Rich Muller September 4, 2015
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Architecture is a risky profession.  If one lands onto the design end of the playing field, pitfalls can include tight budgets, inexperienced clients, zoning constraints, neighborhood committees and an endless list of other challenges.  None greater, however, than the idea of style.  Style is word […]

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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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