Architecture

Working with your Architect – The Written Program

by EVstudio AEP April 19, 2019
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We have another new home entering into the construction document phase from schematic design. It’s been a joy to work with this particular client in large part because they had a well thought out program – or list of spaces they want in their home. […]

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And a Column Shalt be Under Thine Beam

by Matt Svoboda April 19, 2019
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One of the most frequently made mistakes in traditional design is the misalignment of a column with regards to the beam or entablature it is supporting.  The face of the beam (on both the inside and the outside) should align with the slenderest part of […]

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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 29, 2019

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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Residential or Commercial

by Sean O'Hara March 21, 2019

Even when I was in college, people would frequently ask me if I wanted to do residential or commercial architecture. There seems to be a belief that there is a distinct difference in architects who choose to do residential and architects who choose to do […]

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Additional Color Scheme for Lakewood Townhomes

by EVstudio AEP February 15, 2019
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As part of our color selection and design process for the Lakewood Townhomes we looked at three material and color palettes. Below is the second of those schemes. It’s definitely fun, vibrant and exciting. As a multi-disciplinary team we have the staff in house with […]

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The Four Treatments for Historic Properties

by EVstudio AEP February 15, 2019

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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Grades of Solid Clay Masonry – Bricks

by EVstudio AEP February 8, 2019

Common building bricks come in three grades which indicate the bricks resistance to weathering. The weathering general refers to how much rain is expected and how low the temperatures get. NW: Negligible Weathering – Typically used for interior applications as well as a backup for […]

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Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

by Dean Dalvit January 29, 2019

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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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 2019

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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Great City Views from a Custom Home

by EVstudio AEP December 14, 2018
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One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A […]

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What size is a door anyway?

by EVstudio AEP November 30, 2018

Residential doors come in all sizes and a couple shapes too. The most common door in a residential application is 6′-8″ (80″) tall. Sometimes a door that is 7′-0″ (84″) will be specified. However, this is less common and more expensive. If the impact of […]

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A Culture of Opportunity at EVstudio

by LindaAnn Rogers November 30, 2018

One of the most encouraging and motivating aspects about working at EVstudio is the culture of opportunity.  A recent nationwide leadership study of nearly 500 senior leaders, managers, supervisors and key employees sought to answer the question, “What is the one most important thing that […]

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