Architect

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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Designing Your House – Part 2

by Sean O'Hara August 29, 2014

The next programming step after getting all of the general information on your project is discussing the site. In almost all cases our architectural designs are going to be site specific so it is important to have the site picked out. In many cases I […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara July 14, 2014

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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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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