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hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture.

hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture.
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hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture.

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English


Episodes

85: Home Design Inside, Outside, and Upside Down

10/1/2019
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What makes a home look the way it looks? How do you approach designing a home based on where you are designing it and what style to you like? In Episode 85 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about influences that shape home design. In this episode How we are enjoying our new office What does a vacation to Hawaii have to do with home design? Designing from the inside out vs. from the outside in Classical architectural styles vs....

Duration:01:42:04

84: Fun Trends in Home Decor

4/26/2019
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It's spring time and we are ready to freshen up our homes. In Episode 84 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, host and architect, Laura Davis shares her favorite trends in home decor. If you are viewing this in a podcast app, these show notes and episode can be found at www.hpdarch.com/ahh84. Thank you to our sponsor! Renlita Custom Opening Solutions offers custom, vertical, operable openings. Check out their website at www.renlitausa.com/ahh. in this episode Want to share with us which...

Duration:00:44:38

83: Notre Dame Cathedral is Burning

4/15/2019
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We are unbelievably saddened by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019. With so many emotions and questions about the tragedy in Paris, France we wanted to express our support for the Parisians and the millions of people around the world who love this building as we do. A grave loss like this really brings home the importance of documenting our historic treasures. Not only to record their condition through the years, but for the unimaginable task of having to rebuild and restore...

Duration:00:12:09

82: How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

3/29/2019
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Is it time to make room at your bachelor pad for that special someone? Are you getting married and preparing to welcome your new family member(s) into your home? In Episode 82 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall offer ideas for decorating and remodeling your bachelor pad into a family home. If you are viewing this in a podcast app, these show notes and episode can be found www.hpdarch.com/ahh82. In this Episode How to tone down the...

Duration:00:44:49

81: Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

2/6/2019
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We hope you are as intrigued about this story of Americans working to save the oldest church in Paris as we are. In Episode 81 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, host and architect, Laura Davis interviews David Sheppe, President of the American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés Church. This church, which is more than 1,000 years old is the sole focus of this organization's international preservation efforts. If you enjoyed your classes in European Architectural...

Duration:00:36:43

80: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Expectations vs. Reality

1/30/2019
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Can home owners (who lack organizing superpowers) realistically be expected to manage the Tidying Up process? What does decluttering really look like in reality? How is the process different if you work with a professional organizer? In this episode of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Architects and hosts Laura Davis and Holly Hall review the Netflix series called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and get candid feedback and helpful tips from professional organizer, Traci Olivares of Totally...

Duration:01:00:12

79: Best Gifts for Future Architects

11/21/2018
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Looking for the perfect gift for a kid who is creative, shows a curiosity for buildings, and always wants to know how things go together? Dallas Architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall share great ideas for the best gifts for future architects. See show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh79. Visit our blog for the 2018 Architectural Gift Guide for All Ages. In this episode In Episode 79 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura and Holly are inspired by a video featuring Elton John showing that...

Duration:00:28:06

78: Property Secrets You Need to Know

11/7/2018
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How do you know if a home is going to be easy to renovate? What secrets could your house be hiding from you and how do you find out? Architect and Host, Laura Davis will walk you through how to research a property to reveal potential deal breakers and problems that will make remodeling or adding onto a home difficult or even impossible. See show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh78. in this episode In Episode 78 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura shares tips on how to research a...

Duration:00:28:48

77: How to Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

10/24/2018
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Do you feel like you are drowning in STUFF? Are all your possessions stressing you out more than they bring you joy? It's time to break down the steps for sorting, purging, donating, and organizing your things so you can sleep at night! Join us on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast as residential architect, Laura Davis shares how to get rid of your stuff to re-imagine your home. See show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh77. in this episode In Episode 77 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, we...

Duration:00:35:05

76: Saving the Alexander Mansion

10/12/2018
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Where do you start if you are planning to restore a historic home? Laura and Holly walk you through the steps they are following in the restoration of the Alexander Mansion in association with The Dallas Woman’s Forum. See inside this architectural gem yourself by joining Laura and Holly at several upcoming events at the Alexander Mansion. Links and dates to the events open to the public appear below. See photos and full show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh76. in this episode In Episode 76 of...

Duration:00:36:24

75: When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

10/5/2018
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If you are about to start a home renovation project, how do you know who to call? Do you REALLY need an Architect? Laura and Holly present a useful checklist of questions to help you decide whether you need a contractor, an interior designer, an architect, or all three. See photos and full show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh75. in this episode In Episode 75 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, here's what we learned: Check if you need a building permit Different communities have different...

Duration:00:35:20

74: Commercial Architect vs. Residential Architect. Husband vs. Wife.

9/28/2018
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Tune in for our first showdown at the AHH corral. Join us as host Laura Davis interviews her husband architect Bob Davis about the differences and similarities between commercial architecture and residential architecture. This episode will be of special interest to architecture students and interns. Please note: No marriages were harmed in the making of this podcast. See Show Notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh74. In this Episode In Episode 74 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura...

Duration:00:41:20

73: Surprising Trends in Millennial Home Decor

8/31/2018
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This episode turns our preconceived notion about Millennials and their choices in home decor on its head. In an interview with Susan Morrow (PR specialist by day, antique dealer by night), we are delightfully surprised to learn about the unexpected buying trends of this younger consumer. We also discuss an emerging trend of South African home design. See Show Notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh73. By the way, Holly, my co-host, was unavailable for this recording. She will be back on a future...

Duration:01:23:41

72: 7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary

3/10/2018
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In Episode 72 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura and Holly share their tips on how to update your kitchen to a more contemporary style. Learn how to break down a kitchen renovation into parts to make the selections and decisions easier. See show notes and photos at www.hpdarch.com/ahh72. In this Episode 7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary Open up the Living Room to the Kitchen New cabinets – to go or not to go with the grain? Change the Kitchen back...

Duration:00:22:35

71: A Chat with Shylo Preston at The Kitchen Source

2/27/2018
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In Episode 71 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura and Holly recap the recent meetup of The Architecture Happy Hour networking group at the Kohler Signature Store. Laura shares an interview she did at The Kitchen Source with Shylo Preston, a Kitchen & Bath Sales Designer. Shylo Preston, Designer, The Kitchen Source In this Episode Networking in your industry can make you more valuable to your clients How Shylo Preston became a Kitchen and Bath Designer and found her niche in Dallas...

Duration:00:17:38

70: 20 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

2/21/2018
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Laura and Holly share ideas on ways to refresh your home for Spring by making it more happy, healthy, efficient, and beautiful. Read the blog on this topic here: www.hpdarch.com/refresh-home-spring/ We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors: www.hpdarch.com Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/archhappyhour Connect with us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/hpdarchitecture

Duration:00:42:33

69: When Did You Know You Loved Architecture?

9/15/2017
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Help us welcome our new co-host, Holly Hall, architect and interior designer at hpd architecture + interiors in Dallas, Texas. Holly shares stories about growing up around architecture and going from a journalism major in college to being one of only a few women in the architecture program at the University of Texas. We'll hear about changing technology (you'll be glad you never had to create architectural specifications 50 years ago) and how typing can get you through an all-nighter. Please...

Duration:00:25:39

68: Exciting News and a Look Back at Lessons Learned

9/8/2017
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Join Laura and Larry for Larry's last happy hour podcast as they look back on what started it all, what they've learned, and the next adventure as Holly Hall joins Laura as co-host. We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors: www.hpdarch.com Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/archhappyhour Connect with us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/hpdarchitecture

Duration:00:30:38

67: The Magic Behind Cruise Ship Architecture

5/31/2017
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Larry and Laura discuss recent soccer goals, listening to Michelle Obama speak about life outside the White House, and the architecture of cruise ships. We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors: www.hpdarch.com Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/archhappyhour Connect with us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/hpdarchitecture

Duration:00:27:50

66: A Chat with Architects Felderman Keatinge

2/24/2017
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Laura and Larry speak with Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge of Felderman Keatinge in California about office culture, human-centric design, and how working together as husband and wife continues to drive their creativity and passion for architecture. Learn more about Felderman Keatinge at www.fkastudio.com We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors: www.hpdarch.com Connect with us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:56