Alterations, Restoration and Accessibility in Historic Buildings – IBC

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

The 2006 International Building Code addresses how the code relates to modifications of historic buildings. The IBC states that “The provisions of this code relating to the construction, repair, alteration, addition, restoration and movement of structures, and change of occupancy shall not be mandatory for […]

Read the full article →

Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019
Thumbnail image for Denver’s Historic Pride – The Equitable Building

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 […]

Read the full article →

Classification of Work and Scope in the Existing Building Code

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 8, 2019

The International Existing Building Code is a building code that is being adopted by an increasing number of municipalities. While the International Building Code has provisions for existing buildings it offers fewer options than the IEBC. The first step in identifying the applicable code provisions […]

Read the full article →

Historic Preservation is the Conservation of our Cultural Heritage

by evstudio July 27, 2018

The practice of Historic Preservation is the conservation of our cultural heritage. Historic buildings, even when they’ve fallen to misuse and disrepair, are often important landmarks in the landscapes of our communities. In addition, many historic buildings are important chronicles of the activities and ways […]

Read the full article →

Project Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

by Katelyn Wager, PE June 29, 2018
Thumbnail image for Project Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

EVstudio’s Structural and Civil Engineering teams have joined Infinity Property Collection and Meridian 105 Architecture to work on an exciting update to a historical firehouse is Denver’s LoHi neighborhood.  The brick building located at West 32nd Avenue and Erie Street was originally built in the […]

Read the full article →

Working with HistoriCorps Again!

by EVstudio AEP June 28, 2011

EVstudio is very excited to be continuing work with the fantastic historic preservation collaborative HistoriCorps this year. HistoriCorps is now entering it’s 3rd summer of volunteer driven historic preservation projects and is in the process of expanding to a national model. This public-private partnership is […]

Read the full article →

The Yellow Barn at Conifer: Early American Pre-fab in the Mountains

by EVstudio AEP June 11, 2011

The historic “Yellow Barn” (well, it used to be more yellow than it is today) at the corner of Highway 73 and Barkley Road in Conifer has long been a well known and beloved landmark and icon of the mountain community. What many may not […]

Read the full article →

Historic Structure Assessments in Preservation Planning

by EVstudio AEP March 4, 2011

A Historic Structure Assessment is one of the most common first steps in a historic preservation project. The process involves the documentation of the construction history and current physical condition of the historic property. The assessment is usually undertaken after the building or property has […]

Read the full article →

2011 Saving Places Conference for Historic Preservation in Colorado

by EVstudio AEP February 2, 2011

The 2011 Saving Places Conference hosted by Colorado Preservation Inc. will take place at the end of this week, February 2 – 5th at the Embassy Suites – Denver Convention Center. The annual conference is the largest historic preservation conference in the nation and is […]

Read the full article →

Moving Locomotive #278 off Historic Bridge

by Jim Houlette, PE May 19, 2010

Last week four historic train cars, including Locomotive #278, were removed from their resting place on the historic bridge in Cimarron, CO.   EVstudio provided structural engineering services for the temporary bridge span and assisted with keeping a pair of eyes on the structure during the […]

Read the full article →

Saving Places Conference: Historic Preservation & Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP February 12, 2010

Elicia Ratajczyk, LEED-AP, from EVstudio Evergreen attended the Saving Places Conference in Denver last week. The annual historic preservation focused conference is hosted every year by Colorado Preservation Inc. The theme of this years conference was Historic Preservation and Sustainability. The conference was well attended […]

Read the full article →

EVstudio awarded National Park Service Historic Train Relocation

by Jim Houlette, PE January 13, 2010

EVstudio will provide structural engineering services for the relocation of Locomotive #278 from the Denver & Rio Grande (D&RG) Narrow Gauge Railroad located near Cimarron, CO.  Working with Au’ Authum Ki, Inc and Disher and Company the historic Steam Engine, Coal Tender, Box Car and […]

Read the full article →