Architecture

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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Interesting Insights on Architecture That Can Repair Itself

by Dean Dalvit November 30, 2018

Most people  don’t realize that there is a growing  body of research in the world of architecture based on biologic solutions to our built environment. This particular video by Rachel Armstrong from TED.com discusses technologies that are currently being researched that would actually use living […]

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Boulderspace

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2018

I just ran across the Boulderspace blog. Well worth a look, lots of architecture related topics and its more than just Boulder. Originally posted 2008-10-10 02:19:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Denver Colorado Architect

by evstudio November 6, 2018

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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How Can a Supplier Play a Larger Role in Design?

by Dean Dalvit November 6, 2018

I had a great lunch today with Tom Glossa and Denny Rogstad with the Breckenridge Building Center and we discussed the importance of an integrated team approach to design, which would involve a wide variety of team members. The traditional approach to design is for […]

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Cost per Square Foot for Residential Construction

by Dean Dalvit September 29, 2018

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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Starting Out In Architecture Photography

by EVstudio AEP September 29, 2018
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When starting out in photography, one might think that buying an expensive camera is the first step, but I have found it is more important to experiment and learn what you enjoy most about photography, and to do that you need to take pictures. You […]

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