Designing a Commercial Kitchen – What the Small Restaurant Owner Needs to Give Their Architect

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 15, 2019

I’ve designed a number of restaurants recently and I’ve noticed a common thread. In many cases restaurant owners have an existing location and want to expand with an additional location or they may want to move their existing equipment to a new location. They know […]

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Create Cooking- A tasty visit to a client’s project

by Eva Pearce March 26, 2019

Designing a new way to cook   It is such a pleasure to be able to experience an EVstudio design first hand. Recently I was a happy customer of Create Cooking, a 1,600 sf. ft. retail/restaurant tenant at The Stanley Marketplace. At Create Cooking, you […]

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Acapulco Denver Restaurant Sketch

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP 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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Noodles Restaurant- Savannah, Georgia

by EVstudio AEP February 15, 2019
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Noodles Restaurant is a restaurant in Savannah that was designed by Don Eckols of EVstudio Austin. The restaurant is locally-owned fine-food influenced by Venice, Italy. This design is a scaled down version of the Piazza St. Marco. The restaurant incorporates a series of open spaces […]

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Restaurants, Bars, Bakeries and Occupant Loads

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 30, 2018

When you are designing restaurants, bars, bakeries and other food service businesses the number of occupants is a fairly important factor. Occupant loading is not determined by the actual number of people, but rather by the number of square feet in your space. You’ll have […]

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Project Announcement: Historic Denver Firehouse Remodel

by Katelyn Wager, PE June 29, 2018
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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 […]

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LEED Project Team Formation is an Important First Step in any LEED Certification Project

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

The first step in preparing for the LEED Certification process on a building project is the formation of the LEED Project Team. Integrated design is one of the most important sustainability strategies and a good project team will become the key to an integrated, efficient, […]

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Restaurant Floor Plans Free Initial Consultation

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 27, 2018
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Evstudio has had the pleasure of designing a wide variety of restaurant, cafe, bar and similar projects and it has become a specialty within our greater body of commercial work. Designing a restaurant can be difficult business if you are not fully in tune with all […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Open a Restaurant?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE February 1, 2018
Thumbnail image for How Much Does it Cost to Open a Restaurant? provides a wealth of information for Restauranteurs and other professionals in the restaurant industry. EVstudio has a team of experts steeped in restaurant design and rely on industry information to guide our clients through the design process. They created a survey that included hundreds […]

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Project Spotlight: The Wild Game & Rendezvous Tap Room

by EVstudio AEP October 12, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Putting the Wild back into gaming   The term “renovation” can be daunting, but when it comes to this movie theater-turned entertainment nook, you can see how successful a completely renovated interior can turn out. The Wild Game, located in Evergreen, CO […]

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Change of Use May Require a Structural Engineer

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 25, 2017

When the use of a building changes from one occupancy to another, say a store to a restaurant, you certainly need an architect to help you. The architect deals with exiting, fixture counts, layout issues and provides the stamped plans that you’ll need for the […]

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REgeneration Development and Gemini Beer Company Partner to Bring a New Taproom/Restaurant to Westminster Station’s First Mixed-Use Building

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE April 10, 2017

The City of Westminster is excited to announce that local brewer Gemini Beer Company has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with developer Westminster Station REgeneration LLC to bring a new taproom/restaurant to Westminster Station’s first mixed-use building, designed by EVstudio. Chris Dutton, Owner of Gemini Beer Company has previous experience operating other brewpubs in the Denver […]

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