Matt Svoboda, AIA

This or That #1: LEED accreditation vs. certification

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 26, 2019
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LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was developed by the US Green Building Council as a way to quantify environmentally friendly design in buildings and everywhere you go in our industry you hear about people and their projects becoming either accredited […]

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This or That #4: Trellis vs. Pergola

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 26, 2019
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Home and garden advertisements interchange these a lot…so what’s the real difference? In this corner: a trellis is defined as “a frame or structure of latticework frequently used as a support for growing vines or plants”. And in this corner: a pergola is defined as […]

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And a Column Shalt be Under Thine Beam

by Matt Svoboda, AIA April 19, 2019
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One of the most frequently made mistakes in traditional design is the misalignment of a column with regards to the beam or entablature it is supporting.  The face of the beam (on both the inside and the outside) should align with the slenderest part of […]

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Family Locker Rooms in Your Recreation Center

by Matt Svoboda, AIA March 28, 2019

In family locker rooms, full service “cabanas” with their own toilet, lavatory, shower and changing area are now more common.

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Accessible and Smart Rec Center Cabana Design

by Matt Svoboda, AIA March 8, 2019

One of the most important functions of recreation center cabanas in family locker rooms is providing a convenient place for users of all physical ability levels to change in comfort and privacy. As the recreation center cabana concept has become more common, the diversity of target users has increased and the types and […]

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This or That #5: Isometric vs. Axonometric

by Matt Svoboda, AIA September 28, 2018
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Isometric vs. Axonometric The names for these types of three-dimensional drawing are often used interchangeably, which is somewhat correct because in fact one is a subset of the other, so what’s the difference? In this corner: an axonometric projection is a type of orthographic projection where […]

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DU Kitchen Expansion Rendering

by Matt Svoboda, AIA August 6, 2018
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We have been very lucky to have a great relationship with the University of Denver, completing many projects there over the years.  Our most recent project is the expansion of the kitchen at the Centennial Halls dormitory on the northern side of campus.  EVstudio is […]

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Revit Tip – Disappearing Sections

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 27, 2018
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Your section indicator has gone missing…how to get it back? Most regular Revit users have come across this: you have created a section but the indicator cannot be seen in your current plan view.  You may be able to see it in other plans and […]

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This or That #2: Soffit vs. Eave

by Matt Svoboda, AIA May 29, 2018

These two architectural terms are often used interchangeably and it’s understandable since two people pointing out the soffits and eaves on a house, let’s say, may appear to pointing to the same thing.  So what’s the difference? In this corner: an eave is the lowest […]

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Revit Tip: ALL YOUR TAG ARE BELONG TO US

by Matt Svoboda, AIA May 11, 2018
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Often you will see things on your screen that only almost make sense. Here is a common occurrence of indecipherable text in Revit…I’ll tell you why it happens and how to avoid it. When you create an elevation view in Revit, a tag for that […]

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Functional Schematic Design Trick – Use the Golden Rectangle

by Matt Svoboda, AIA February 16, 2018
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Often in the earliest stages of Schematic Design I will need to quickly ascertain what the overall size and shape of a finished project will be so that I may begin to wrap my arms around the entire scope of the job and start to […]

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Cherry Hills Village – Composing an Entry

by Matt Svoboda, AIA February 16, 2018

We recently finished a master bathroom addition that is a good example of how composed sight lines and clearly aligned circulation paths can enhance one’s experience while moving through a space.  In the image below we see the new entrance to the master bath with […]

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