John Olson from EVstudio – Interview on CNTV

by EVstudio AEP April 19, 2019

John Olson, the director of our Colorado Springs office, was recently interviewed by CNTV. This is the video where he talks about the firm history and our approach to our projects small and large. John’s a planner and landscape architect and there are also some […]

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Feasibility Analysis for Your Next Project

by EVstudio AEP March 18, 2019

We were recently asked by a client to see if the project they wanted to build on a site would work and roughly how much it would cost and I thought it might be helpful to our readers to know what information is important and how […]

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Project Spotlight: The Oaks at Eastlake

by Macy Andre June 29, 2018

Throw Back Thursday- Residential Splendor The Oaks at Eastlake subdivision is one of many projects EVstudio has worked on with Boulder Creek Builders. This particular project scope included 26 acres of site development, 140 four-plex units, four duplex units, and one single-story clubhouse. Located in […]

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Denver Really is a Great City for Architects

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP March 29, 2018

One of the highlights in my recent trip to Atlanta was a chance to talk to several professionals and academics about the state of architecture in Atlanta. Listening to their worries gave me a real sense of appreciation for the prospects that architects face in […]

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Complimentary Density Study and Initial Design Consultation

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 27, 2018

As a value added service to all of our clients, past, present and future, EVstudio offers a complementary Density Study and Design Consultation  for potential development sites.  We do this in order to learn about the project objectives and understand the site and the scope […]

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Project Spotlight: Entertaining District Master Plan

by Macy Andre October 5, 2017

Throw Back Thursday- Entertaining Concepts   Master planning is often a service client’s overlook or doesn’t know where to go to get the help they need. EVstudio has experience in planning on a broader scope than just a single building or home, as exemplified in […]

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by evstudio January 6, 2017

One of our primary goals in writing the EVstudio blog is to answer your questions about EVstudio and your larger questions about architecture, planning, development, construction, new urbanism, real estate, Denver issues, Colorado issues, AIA issues etc. Please let us know any questions or issues […]

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How to Avoid Master Plans that Collect Dust – Public Participation

by EVstudio AEP October 1, 2015

Too often, written documents, or master plans tend to accumulate dust without being implemented.  This can be a very frustrating process for the both the governing entity who commissions the master plan process and for the consultant who writes the master plan.  I have noted […]

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Planning for Housing and Community Development

by evstudio May 6, 2015

This post comes from Stephanie O’Hara, Planner Analyst for EVstudio. Immediately prior to joining EVstudio she worked for Jefferson County, Colorado for 6 years in various planning roles. EVstudio looks for planning opportunities in both the public and private sector: While working at Jefferson County […]

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EVstudio Announces Merger with Olson Planning and Urban Landscapes

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE January 10, 2012

EVstudio is pleased to announce our merger with Olson Planning and Urban Landscapes. Olson Planning & Urban Landscapes is a Landscape Architecture and Planning firm in Colorado Springs. Specializing in urban streetscapes, neo-traditional neighborhood design, landscape retrofits, redevelopment, comprehensive plans and code updates, Olson Planning […]

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Denver Zoning Code Hours for Meeting With Planning Staff – January 2010

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 5, 2010

It is critically important to understand what the new Denver zoning code means for your property and your neighbors. We have worked with many of our clients on this and you also have the option of meeting with city staff at “New Code Office Hours”. […]

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CNU Colorado is an Official Chapter and Photos from the Norquist Lecture

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP March 16, 2009

One of the groups that I’m involved with is The Congress for the New Urbanism. In September of 2007, Steph and I were two of the five members of a group determined to get a local chapter for the organization in Colorado. EVstudio has volunteered […]

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