Architect

Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by Calvin Curtis November 14, 2017
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In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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Top 10 Myths About Architects

by Dean Dalvit October 12, 2017

Ok, I know that I can’t speak for all architects, and there are certainly those few out there who are responsible for most of the misconceptions about the profession. But I would like to set the record straight for the great many of us who […]

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

by Sean O'Hara October 5, 2017

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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The Importance of Specifications and MasterFormat

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

According to the Dictionary of Architecture & Construction a specification is “a written document describing in detail the scope of work, materials to be used, methods of installation, and quality of workmanship for a parcel of work to be placed under contract; usually utilized in […]

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EVstudio Designs Aircraft Hangars

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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We recently submitted an airplane hangar with office space for permit. The hangar itself is a little less than 12,000 SF and the two story office space is nearly 5,600 SF. The hangar space will accommodate a single Gulfstream G550 or a couple smaller aircraft. The office […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017
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Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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When Do You Absolutely Have to Hire an Architect in Colorado?

by Sean O'Hara August 25, 2017

At EVstudio we are licensed architects and we firmly believe that you should have a licensed architect design your project regardless of building type or project size. By hiring a licensed architect you’re getting access to the required education, work experience and testing that an […]

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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara August 25, 2017

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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10 Things to Know About Log Homes

by Dean Dalvit August 3, 2017

We’ve done a fairly large number of log home designs in the past and I thought it might not be a bad idea to use the blog as a primer for folks who might be interested in building a log home of their own. Below […]

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

by Sean O'Hara August 3, 2017

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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Designing Your House – Part 4

by Sean O'Hara May 19, 2017

The next set of spaces to design are the private spaces for the family. First an easy question, how many bathrooms and bedrooms would you like to have in the house? How many of them will be used every day, which ones actually serve other […]

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The Importance of (Well Built) As-Built Drawings

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017

We have done a large variety of residential and commercial remodel, addition, tenant finish, adaptive re-use and historic preservation work over the years and one thing seems to ring true as the single, most important component of a highly accurate and well developed set of […]

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