Architect

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 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 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 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 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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Acapulco Denver Restaurant Sketch

by Sean O'Hara February 15, 2019

I drew this quick sketch to explain the Acapulco Restaurant design to someone at the housing conference. Its drawn on the back of a sheet of heavily printed paper but it should give you a good sense of how this project may end up looking. […]

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Why Hire an Architect When a Contractor Offers to Design-Build

by Sean O'Hara January 18, 2019

Design-build is a common delivery method in construction and a popular buzz word in the industry. What it generally means is that you hire a single person or company who both designs your project and builds your project. Design-build can be great and it can […]

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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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Top 10 Toys for Future Architects (and Engineers)

by EVstudio AEP January 17, 2019

One of the most common questions that we get at EVstudio is, “What kind of toys did you play with as a kid?” Though a seemingly strange question to be asked during an architectural consultation, our clients are usually trying to understand how we ended […]

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Restrained versus Unrestrained Members

by EVstudio AEP January 7, 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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