Architect

What’s in a name?

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017
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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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A Reason We Have Engineers and Architects – Designing to Meet Code

by Jim Houlette January 20, 2017

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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Vintage and Modern Architectural Drawings

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

As a young architect working in the modern world I am always fascinated by older construction drawings that were completed by hand. Today we do everything final in software. It can make one think in a more rectilinear way but it also makes layout out […]

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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

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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Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

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

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 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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Architect License in New Mexico

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

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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Designing Your House – Part 7

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

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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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio June 10, 2016

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

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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Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

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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A/E Firms have an Advantage over Architects with Municipality Regulations

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

Municipalities are increasingly asking for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to stamp drawings that could previously be stamped by architects. We see this a lot with small structural and civil pieces incidental to commercial projects. Municipalities are also adding new documents to their requirements […]

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