Design

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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Mixing Paints and Doing Subtraction

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018

When paints are mixed together each absorbs certain wavelengths of light. The color that is not reflected is what we see. For instance, if red wavelengths are absorbed, yet blue and green wavelengths are reflected, then we see that color as blue-green. One thing to […]

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EVstudio Has the Building Professionals You Need

by EVstudio AEP June 15, 2018

At any given time we have a large number of projects under construction. During the construction phase of a project questions invariably arise. That is the nature of the work, whether new, or more frequently, renovation work. At times those questions are best answered by […]

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Post Tensioned Slab on Grade Sport Courts

by Jim Houlette May 11, 2018

Why use a post tensioned slab-on-grade for your sport courts? Performance and long term total cost. A post tensioned concrete slab on grade requires little maintenance compared to a asphalt or mildly reinforced concrete slab.  In addition, post tensioned slabs do not require control joints […]

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Proper Bearing of I-Joist Rafters

by evstudio March 29, 2018

As today’s architectural design trends toward more open floor plans with vaulted ceilings there is a need for economical rafters that will span long distances while maintaining a shallow profile. In many situations pre-manufactured I-joist rafters fit that need. As a structural engineer I have […]

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