Architect

Involving an Architect in Your Land Buying Process and Decision is a Great Idea

by Sean O'Hara October 8, 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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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara October 4, 2014

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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Recommendations and Kind Words From Our Past Clients – What They Say About EVstudio’s Architects

by evstudio October 4, 2014

As part of putting together the EVstudio Monograph we went through some letters of recommendation and comments from our past clients. We really appreciate all of our wonderful clients, especially those who go out of there way to write us recommendations. Thank You All. “No […]

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A Reason We Have Engineers and Architects – Designing to Meet Code

by Jim Houlette October 4, 2014

EVstudio’s Structural Department was recently called to an existing house to provide recommendations to a home owner for completing a remodel in progress.   This is a typical request that EVstudio takes care of several times a week. But this visit will always be remembered, […]

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Do I remodel or start from scratch?

by Sean O'Hara October 4, 2014

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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Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by John W. Olson October 4, 2014

As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, […]

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A Daily Dose of Architecture

by Sean O'Hara October 4, 2014

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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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara September 24, 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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When Should You Contact an Architect? What Phases of Your Project Can an Architect Help With?

by Sean O'Hara September 20, 2014

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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Acapulco Denver Restaurant Sketch

by Sean O'Hara September 2, 2014

I drew this quick sketch to explain the Acapulco Restaurant design to someone at the housing conference. Its drawn on the back of a sheet of heavily printed paper but it should give you a good sense of how this project may end up looking. […]

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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio September 2, 2014

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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Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara August 29, 2014

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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