Day: April 27, 2017

When Do You Need More Than One Door? – Spaces That Require More Than One Means of Egress

The 2006 International Building Code spells out the conditions where you are required to have two or more exits or as I prefer to see it, where you can have only one exit from a space. Generally the requirements are straight forward but there are a few complex conditions that I’ve called out. The first …

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Apartments – ADA, FHA, ANSI, Title 9 and the IBC

When working on Apartment buildings we as Architects are responsible for accommodating a large cross section of the population. Being in the public realm also means that there is quite a complex web of regulation that applies to the site, common spaces and the units themselves. Scoping is critical in sorting through these regulations. What …

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Education and Training Required to Become a Licensed Architect

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is “what does it take to become a licensed architect?” The answer is relatively simple to explain but difficult to complete. Most states have adopted a common process for architectural licensure: The first item is education, you need an accredited degree from a NAAB (National …

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Jeffco 2009 IRC Quick Code Check

I came across this portion of Jefferson County’s website, Quick Code Check, that is a very helpful, sort of an abridged, 2009 IRC. It is basically a few key excerpts from the code book that contain some of the most basic and common code issues for residential structures. It also contains links to some of …

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6-Unit Multifamily Duplex Project in Durango

EVstudio has designed projects all over Colorado, Texas, and in other regions. One of our exciting projects in the Southwest part of Colorado is in Durango. We were commissioned to design 6 high-end luxury duplex units on a collection of lots for a private Owner/Developer. One of the challenges for this project was to manage …

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Streetscape Brick Paver Considerations

The Incorporation of pavers in a Streetscape is a great way to economically break up the monotony of a sidewalk. Even a single band of brick pavers can go a long way to incorporate elements of the architecture into the landscape. The Country Club Plaza often serves as inspiration for me when designing a streetscape. …

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