Architect

Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

In the last several months, I’ve had many questions about what constitutes a “restrained” concrete member, and what constitutes an “unrestrained” concrete member.  The volume has been such that I’ve decided to take a break from my usual post-tensioned discussions and lay this out. This […]

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Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Equitable Building – Stout St and 17th St. Built in 1911, Denver’s Equitable Building was designed by Boston architects, Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul.  Planned to maximize light into offices, the floor plan is two ‘E’s back to back.  The nine story building is constructed of […]

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Jefferson County Height Restriction

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 12, 2019

Jefferson County, Colorado has changed the way that they look at building height effective May 20th, 2008. This is the first change in this definition since 2002. Its a little hard to explain so hopefully I’m allowed to post this graphic from the Zoning Resolution. […]

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Climate Change and an Architects Role

by Michael Hammond June 6, 2019

In this day and age, it’s hard to not hear about the state of our environment. Whether you call it “Global Warming” or “Climate Change,” the word is increasingly getting out about how we as humans are directly affecting our planet, and it isn’t for […]

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Designing Your House – Part 9

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 21, 2019

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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New Page on EVstudio.us “Top Ten Reasons to Choose EVstudio”

by evstudio April 19, 2019

There’s a new page on EVstudio.us. We’ve listed the top ten reasons to choose EVstudio: 1. EVstudio is your architect for life. We are willing and able to work with you on any project type and we will still be here in 10, 20 even […]

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And a Column Shalt be Under Thine Beam

by Matt Svoboda, AIA April 19, 2019

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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Social Networks for Design Inspiration

by evstudio March 29, 2019

Surely you’ve heard of Pinterest by now; it’s the social media website that allows users to virtually “pin” images and links that they find inspiring, from delicious looking recipes to captivating architectural masterpieces. Pinterest has provided both designers and homeowners a place to collect information […]

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Christmas Lights and Your Architect’s Design

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP March 28, 2019

As I drove around today I noticed that people are starting to hang their Christmas lights. If Christmas lights are important to you and something you plan to put up on your house, multifamily building, office building, retail center, etc go ahead and let your […]

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The Relationship Between Architectural Scope and Fee on Tenant Finish (TI)

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP March 15, 2019

I had an email conversation earlier this week with a potential client who asked if he decided to spend more or less on his tenant finish project what it would do to the fees. This is a very interesting question and points out one of […]

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Architectural and Structural Coordination in 3 Dimensions

by EVstudio AEP March 11, 2019

You may have heard that we use a software package known as Revit. One of the things that we really like other than the fairly intuitive interface is that the architects and the structural engineers here work within the same file. Once the schematic design […]

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Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP February 22, 2019

One of the first steps in a building design is analyzing the existing site to understand its opportunities and its challenges. This necessitates having a survey of the site. Therefore I will usually suggest that clients get a survey immediately after our first meeting. Once […]

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