Kacy Landsittel

Vent and Insulation Clearance in the 2009 IRC

by Kacy Landsittel May 30, 2019

For rafter framed or truss framed roof construction, not only is ventilation of these cavities required by the 2009 International Residential Code, but a minimum air flow clearance is required to maintain the path of ventilation. Per the 2009 IRC, Chapter 8, Section 806.3, here […]

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EVstudio Client / Designer Collaborative Environment and DWF Design Review

by Kacy Landsittel May 30, 2019

EVstudio delivers architectural design for our clients in many forms and levels of detail tailored to our clients. Typically throughout the design process, the design is delivered by means of 2D floor plans, elevations and hand sketches to convey concepts fed from a collaborative client / […]

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Round Log Siding in Residential or Commercial Construction

by Kacy Landsittel May 21, 2019

Log built structures are one of many specialized construction types that we have extennsive experience with at EVstudio. It is fairly typical that some of the building, like the upper or lower story for example, is not constructed of log but instead of typical stud […]

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Revit 2012 – Where are the Special Characters?

by Kacy Landsittel February 22, 2019

Typing and creating notes in Revit is similar to AutoCAD, however use of special characters requires a couple extra steps. To be able to use a symbol in Revit such as degrees or diameter, from the Windows operating system anyway, one needs to open the […]

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Reverse Brick Ledge, a Detail for Finished Concrete Floors

by Kacy Landsittel February 15, 2019

Some of our clients prefer a finished concrete floor over carpet, tile or other floor coverings. This is often the case when the home owner wants to incorporate in-floor radiant heat into the basement or slab on grade main level concrete floor. Unfortunately, the result […]

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Where are the Best Places to Find FREE Revit Families?

by Kacy Landsittel February 15, 2019

On one hand I have to hand it to the Revit developers for a robust and state of the art design tool. But on the other hand, and as most Revit users will tell you, the out-of-the-box Revit leaves something to be desired. This subject […]

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Foundation Wall Height Design Considerations for Residential Garages

by Kacy Landsittel February 8, 2019

There are many ways that openings like doors and windows come into consideration with respect to how we, at EVstudio, design foundation walls. More specifically, there are special criteria that go into a foundation wall design for residential garages because the threshold of door openings are at […]

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Architectural Copper – Science Meets Aesthetics with Living Finishes

by Kacy Landsittel January 24, 2019

Copper takes form in many ways and applications in our built environments. Plumbing lines, plumbing fixtures, electrical conducting applications, as an architectural metal for the exterior skin as siding or roofing and many others, the precious metal also is at the whim of exterior and […]

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Adams County- Homes for Hope Project

by Kacy Landsittel January 18, 2019

In 2018, EVstudio was awarded a unique and special project with Adams County’s Children & Family services, with director Janis James and other staff, to help alleviate a challenging problem they encounter. It’s often the case that when a family faces a situation where a […]

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Cub Creek Ranch Mountain Modern Home Complete

by Kacy Landsittel November 30, 2018

The Cub Creek Ranch home combines traditional exterior materials of rustic wood, stone, and corrugated metal with modern geometric forms and massing. This modern aesthetic leaves much of the structure exposed. Steel I-beams, columns and a steel c-channel moment frame inform the structural stability while […]

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Revit Tip #9 – Change Orientation of Family During Placement

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

At the intermediate levels of Revit, there are a number of tricks to aid the design flow process. This tip removes an otherwise additional step of using the rotate tool when inserting and placing a family and allows you to align it with any line […]

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EVstudio Remodel Featured as ‘Kitchen of the Week’ on Houzz.com

by Kacy Landsittel November 6, 2018

We had the distinct pleasure to work with a repeat client for a remodel and addition to their newly purchased mountain residence in Evergreen, CO. The design caught the attention of the well-known custom home and remodel website Houzz.com, see the Houzz article here, Kitchen of […]

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