Architecture

Two at EVstudio quoted in Eco-Structure Magazine

by Anthony Ries January 24, 2015

Our very own Anthony J. Ries, AIA, LEED BD+C and Lisa A. Barter, RA, NCIDQ, LEED AP were recently interviewed for an article on Tubular Daylighting Devices. Their expertise in the area of daylighting coupled with prior articles written for www.EVstudio.com/blog brought the attention of magazine. The […]

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Mountain House Framing Progress in the Fog

by Katelyn Spainhour January 18, 2015
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I recently visited the site of one of our custom mountain homes.  The exterior finishes are almost complete, and the interior walls are waiting for drywall.  Unfortunately I went up on a foggy day, so I wasn’t able to capture the wonderful view that this […]

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MountAir Townhomes Under Construction – Foundation In!

by Anthony Ries January 17, 2015
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Even with all of this cold weather the MountAir Townhomes in Lakewood Colorado are under construction. These are among the first new townhomes in the area and have great access to the Wadsworth Light Rail station at 13th and Wadsworth. The foundations for both buildings […]

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Cost per Square Foot for Residential Construction

by Dean Dalvit December 16, 2014

One of the most challenging tasks of building your own home is wrestling with the idea of how much home your budget can reasonably afford to build. There are many factors that are involved in the actual costs of a home, and in the beginning, […]

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EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Aurora, Colorado

by Andrea Sagehorn December 4, 2014
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EVstudio was hired to produce full sets of structural plans for several Oakwood homes, including “The Avon” house located in Aurora, Colorado. “The Avon” is a 2-story ranch house located in the Tollgate Crossing community.  The house is 2,645 square feet, includes 4-6 bedrooms, 2.5-4.5 […]

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3rd Material Option for Lakewood Townhome

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014
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Our final color and material palette is below. This is one of the most conservative schemes in terms of color. The idea was to make most the building very basic but them make the canted, cantilevered walls pop out just that much more by using […]

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The Four Treatments for Historic Properties

by Anthony Ries December 2, 2014

When working with, or evaluating, federally registered historic structures it is important to understand the basic approaches that can be taken in regards to modifications. Rehabilitation: This treatment is when an owner wants to maintain the historic character of the building yet use it for […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by Anthony Ries October 8, 2014
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One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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AutoCAD vs. Revit: A Structural Engineer’s Opinion

by Katelyn Spainhour October 4, 2014

As the design  industry continues to slowly transition away from traditional drafting programs, namely AutoCAD, and into using building information modeling (BIM) programs, such as Autodesk’s Revit, structural engineers seem to be putting up a fight.   The interface is more artsy, commands seem primitive, […]

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Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

by Dean Dalvit October 4, 2014

With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as […]

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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

by EVstudio AEP October 4, 2014

Terms like ‘Green’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘LEED’ are being thrown around lately and architects have been a big part of the throwing. In fact, at EVstudio have been discussing these terms a lot lately. So what do these terms really mean and what do they really […]

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Q&A

by evstudio September 2, 2014

One of our primary goals in writing the EVstudio blog is to answer your questions about EVstudio and your larger questions about architecture, planning, development, construction, new urbanism, real estate, Denver issues, Colorado issues, AIA issues etc. Please let us know any questions or issues […]

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