Mixed-Use Buildings in Golden, Colorado

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 23, 2019

EVstudio is working with one of our clients to complete two key mixed-use buildings in downtown Golden, Colorado. When complete these buildings will feature residential units, offices, commercial storefront and underground parking. We’ll post more information as they begin construction in early 2015.   Originally […]

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EVstudio Selected to Provide A/E services for Westminster TOD Multi-Family project

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 8, 2019

Great news! the City of Westminster has partnered with the REgeneration Development team, including EVstudio Architecture and Engineering, to deliver two mixed-use, multi-family, TOD buildings to the Westminster Station Area. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work in this diverse and revitalizing neighborhood just an 11 minute train […]

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Multifamily Projects – Closet Depth for Type B Units

by EVstudio AEP March 21, 2019

Multifamily projects such as apartments and condos typically fall under IBC Group R-2 and are required to have a specific number of Type A and Type B units per IBC 2012 1107.6.2.  Type A units have a higher level of accessibility than Type B units.  […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Apartments in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE November 30, 2018

EVstudio is very active in our Austin office as the multifamily boom continues to drive Austin construction starts. All of our projects start with one fundamental question: How much will this apartment project cost? Our primary resource for construction cost estimating is RSMeans, along with […]

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Filters in Revit for Structural Framing Plans

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

As all architects and engineers using Revit know, the out of box settings are rarely what you need to produce a set of drawings for review. Namely, visual representation of modeled elements often does not match up with your intent. In order to bypass this, […]

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Mixed Use Developments in Texas

by EVstudio AEP September 28, 2018

Mixed use buildings are ones that usually house commercial spaces on the first floor (the public zone), and residential above. This formula has always been normal practice for urban spaces throughout history. Traditionally business owners would run their businesses and live above them. This idea […]

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3 Story vs. 4 Story vs. 5 Story Apartments

by EVstudio AEP August 2, 2018

We recently did a search for a good synopsis of the basic differences in costs and requirements for different heights/stories of apartment buildings. Finding none we decided it was time to fix that. 3 stories Type VB construction does not require rating of the structural […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Multifamily Housing Based on Construction Type

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE February 16, 2018

I recently was working with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver to provide  objective third party opinion of estimated construction costs for an affordable housing project in Denver. We have had the pleasure to work on both market rate as well as affordable […]

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Hot Trends in Apartments -Part 2- Kitchens

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018

This is the second installment of what we are hearing and seeing in Apartment design both at seminars and in the field. As you might notice, much of what is happening in single family residential design is also finding its way into the Multi-family world.  […]

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What’s the Difference Between NFPA 13R and NFPA 13?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE October 5, 2017

While we typically have a fire sprinkler consultant on the design team for our projects, there are some key things that Architects must know about the systems that can influence design. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has a variety of requirements for different types […]

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Colorado Real Estate Journal Article on Westminster Station and Gemini Brewing

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE April 28, 2017

We’re excited that our project our at Westminster Station has been reported on by the Colorado Real Estate Journal Article this week. See the article here:

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Apartments – ADA, FHA, ANSI, Title 9 and the IBC

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2017

When working on Apartment buildings we as Architects are responsible for accommodating a large cross section of the population. Being in the public realm also means that there is quite a complex web of regulation that applies to the site, common spaces and the units […]

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