Designing Your House – Part 5

by Sean O'Hara January 17, 2019

We’ve moved through the major spaces in the house both public and private and now its time to discuss the accessory spaces. The laundry room can be as simple as a closet or far more complex. How much space do you want to dedicate to […]

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Designing Your House – Part 1

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

The first part of information that we need in programming your project is often the most straightforward. What is the address and legal description for the project? I actually like to confirm this prior to the first meeting so that we can research the property […]

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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara September 28, 2018

What is the structure that is going to be holding up your house? More than any of our previous questions, your initial answer may be that’s why you hired an architect. While it’s defintely true, we still like to explore your options with you and […]

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Designing Your House – Introduction

by Sean O'Hara July 11, 2018

Programming is the architect’s term for figuring out what elements need to be in a project and how they should fit together. Ideally at the beginning of each project you should go through the programming process with your architect and give them all of the […]

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Designing Your House – Part 2

by Sean O'Hara March 27, 2018

The next programming step after getting all of the general information on your project is discussing the site. In almost all cases our architectural designs are going to be site specific so it is important to have the site picked out. In many cases I […]

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Historic Preservation and Sustainability – One Strategy Contributing to Both Goals

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018

Dean and I had a very interesting meeting with the Heritage Resources Program Leader for the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service last week and during our meeting we began discussing the idea of sustainability and historic preservation. This very topic will be […]

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Designing Your House – Part 4

by Sean O'Hara May 19, 2017

The next set of spaces to design are the private spaces for the family. First an easy question, how many bathrooms and bedrooms would you like to have in the house? How many of them will be used every day, which ones actually serve other […]

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Designing Your House – Part 8

by Sean O'Hara May 15, 2017

The next piece that we talk about is the exterior design of your house and the form and massing of the design. The discussion of style is quite a long one, so at some point I’ll write a more thorough style post. For now let’s […]

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Designing Your House – Part 7

by Sean O'Hara November 30, 2016

Now let’s talk a little bit about the interior design of your home. We’re not interior designers per se but as the architects we are still designing these spaces as we design your house. We’re also incorporating these decisions into the plans to give you […]

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Designing Your House – Part 6

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016

With this post we move outside of the house and discuss your outdoor spaces. Clearly some of these choices are going to be climate driven so we would need to take into account the earlier discussion about sun and wind when designing them. A first […]

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Designing Your House – Part 3

by Sean O'Hara April 28, 2016

First a general floor plan consideration. What is your goal for the square footage target? Does it need to be bigger, smaller or the same as where you currently live? Do you want all of your living spaces on one level or split over several? […]

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Parametric Conceptual Design Made Easier

by Kayla Harmon October 22, 2015
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Another efficient learning tool for designers to use is a new software called Dynamo. Dynamo, created by AutoDesk, can be purchased as a stand-alone software called Dynamo Studio, or as a free plugin for Revit Architecture. It is a new parametric conceptual design tool that […]

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