Design

Quickly Construct Concrete Pad Footings with FASTBAG

by evstudio January 31, 2019

At a recent seminar I attended I was introduced to the Fab-Form product called FASTBAG. This product is brilliantly simple….a textile bag you can fill with concrete and reinforcing bars to take the place of the wood formwork traditionally utilized to construct pad footings. The […]

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

by Sean O'Hara January 18, 2019

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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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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Different Structural Foundation Types

by Jim Houlette November 30, 2018
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  There are many different foundation types and each one has a unique feature and advantage over other types.  I’ll go into a brief summary of each foundation type and why I used the foundation design in each situation.  Here is a list of the […]

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Design Options in Revit

by evstudio November 6, 2018

Design is rarely a linear path; often we start with several concepts that we feel are viable options. It is usually necessary to present multiple options to clients so they can determine how the project would best suit their needs, or to work through different […]

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Structural Modeling in Revit

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

With each new project we use more and more of the tools in our BIM toolbox. The latest tool that we have developed to the level of prime-time is our structural steel framing within Revit. We are currently working on a very unique custom home […]

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Looking for a Modern House in Washington State?

by evstudio September 29, 2018

Chris Craver, our newest hire, designed his sister’s house in Washington State and its on the market. Definitely worth a look. Move Modern Listing Chris Craver Designed Home There are quite a few interesting listings on the Move Modern Website. Originally posted 2008-07-08 00:06:58. Republished […]

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Mudroom – A Degrading Name for a Very Important Room

by Dean Dalvit September 6, 2018
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Often overlooked in a program, the average Mudroom just happens to be one of the most heavily used and under appreciated rooms in the typical home. Many homes will combine the owner’s entrance with the laundry room, which may make sense given the similar functions […]

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A Jacques Benedict Treasure in Montclair

by EVstudio AEP August 23, 2018
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For the past few weeks we have been working hand-in-hand with the owner of a fantastic historic property in the Montclair neighborhood. The first phase of the project was to open up the kitchen and make it more livable and applicable to how people live […]

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Simpson Strong-Tie Will Replace Commonly Specified “AB” and “ABE” Standoff Post Bases with the “ABW” in 2012

by evstudio July 23, 2018
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New for 2012 is the Simpson Strong-Tie ABW standoff post base. It will be available in March of 2012 and will serve as the replacement to the similar AB and ABE products. The advantages of the ABW will be that it will provide a slightly […]

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The Hue Circle – It’s Awesome Like the Color Wheel

by EVstudio AEP July 2, 2018
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The humble color wheel doesn’t get enough press these days. A lot of us as architects use it almost intuitively. Sometimes we need a little refresher course. I am most familiar with the Munsell system so I went ahead and scanned the first page from […]

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5 Services to Consider When Working with your Design Team

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018
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When hiring EVstudio to work with you on your building project, you’ll always get a great experience working with the team of architects and engineers through the pre-design, design, construction documents  and construction phase. That’s a given but sometimes it makes sense to hire us […]

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