Floor Plan for a Small House 1,150 sf with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths

by Sean O'Hara May 30, 2019

  One of our clients likes to build smaller, affordable homes that he can keep as rentals. With this project he had a relatively narrow lot and we needed to create a narrower plan with the rooms stretching out from front to back. The finished […]

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The Beauty of Red Rocks

by EVstudio AEP May 30, 2019

For those who have not been, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre must be one if not the most beautiful concert venues in the world.  (I have not included many photos, as Red Rocks is a place that one must experience by visiting!)  Located near Morrison, Colorado […]

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Public Transportation – Denver

by EVstudio AEP May 7, 2019

As a new comer to Denver, I thought that I would join the young Denver work force and bike to work.  During a sunny  warm day in July, I was riding my bike that I used for my commute to meet my wife at lunch […]

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Open for Business During Construction

by EVstudio AEP May 7, 2019

One of our recently designed projects was recently permitted with no review comments and is now under construction. The project is a remodel of an existing retail center at a very busy intersection. The owner and tenants where very concerned about the impact the remodel […]

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City of Denver Affordable Housing Fee Now in Effect January 2017

by Dean Dalvit April 19, 2019

Affordable housing fee in effect; New application required for building permits As of January 1, new development in Denver is subject to a fee ranging from $0.40 to $1.70/sq. ft., depending on project type. These fees will support the development and preservation of affordable housing. Every […]

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Wall on Grade Foundation

by Jim Houlette April 19, 2019

Simple and cost effective, but limited in design capabilities.  A wall on grade is just as simple as it sounds.  If the bearing capacity of the soil is moderate to high and the load from the structure is light then a typical spread footing can […]

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Steel Screw Pile Foundation

by Jim Houlette March 29, 2019

A deep foundation system that is gaining popularity in areas with difficult soil, contaminated soil and due to its speed of construction is steel screw piles. At first glance screw piles look like the typical helical pier.  However, there are significant differences that make a […]

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LoHi Denver Apartments — Construction Update

by evstudio March 29, 2019

EVstudio’s multi-family project in the LoHi Denver neighborhood is well into its first construction phase (see my post back in May, when the site consisted of a few piles of dirt). While I took the pictures below, the crew was in the process of pouring Building […]

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Getting Nailed: A Brief History of Nails

by evstudio February 8, 2019

Unless they get one in their car tire I am willing to bet that the average person does not spend a lot of time thinking about nails. I actually do think about nails quite a bit, but then again I am a structural engineer who, […]

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The City of Denver MultiFamily Development Process

by EVstudio AEP January 29, 2019

If you live in Denver or have driven through it recently, you probably are more than aware that multifamily development is BOOMING in the City of Denver. I will use the word “multifamily” to define any apartment, townhome, or condo development. If the current City […]

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Inspiration Point Park – A continuing inspiration for Architects, Engineers, and Civil Planners

by Tracy Stinson January 28, 2019

I would like to think it’s not a coincidence that EVstudio’s new offices are within walking distance to Inspiration Point Park, located in Denver’s Lakeside community at Sheridan and I70. A stroll through the park is a voyage into a range of diverse landscapes, from […]

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Floor Plan for Small 1,200 sf House with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

by Sean O'Hara January 18, 2019

In addition to the many large custom homes that we design and engineer at EVstudio we also put together a fair number of smaller homes. This floor plan comes from a speculative investment home that we designed for an affordable lot in Denver. In only […]

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