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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Designing Your Home to Survive Extreme Weather

3/2/2021
Who knew five inches of snow could bring the entire state of Texas to its knees? A week of extreme cold and unprecedented snow caused near catastrophic effects on the state's electric grid and utility providers. Many homes and businesses suffered extensive damage from busted pipes and flooding. In Episode 92 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about all that went wrong during the massive winter storm that hit Texas and...

Duration:02:27:57

How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

7/4/2020
Life at home has certainly changed in 2020. Working from home and managing kids in the same space has created new challenges. Since the coronavirus outbreak, have you changed the way you purchase groceries and bring take-out food into your home? In Episode 91 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about the many areas of home design that will undoubtedly be changed by all that we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this...

Duration:01:02:21

Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

2/20/2020
A good start to any home design project includes defining your goals which means figuring out your needs, your wants, and how to pay for it. In Episode 90 and the 2nd installment of the Home Design Series on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about what happens at the beginning of each home design project. Much time is spent helping their clients define their needs, wants, and budget. In this episode: Goals – why are we...

Duration:00:46:41

7 Essentials for Starting Your Home Renovation or New Home Design Project

2/13/2020
What to Think About Before You Design Your Own Home You're thinking of starting a new home design project, but you're not quite sure where to start. Are you wondering, "How long does it take to build a house?" or curious about "How much does it cost to build a house?"? In Episode 89 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall roll out the first episode in their new Home Design Series, talking about the 7 Essentials for Starting Your...

Duration:00:23:14

Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

2/5/2020
Planning big purchases for your home this year? Knowing the best time to buy and planning ahead can save you big bucks on things for your home. In Episode 88 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall share the best times of the year to buy things for your home. In this episode A month by month guide on the best time of year to buy things for your home Linens, bedding Carpet, flooring Home decor, furniture Televisions, electronics...

Duration:00:23:34

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

1/8/2020
If your home could make New Year’s resolutions, what would they be? Does your home dream of exquisitely appointed closets or cozy, inviting rooms for family gatherings? In Episode 87 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about ways you can help your home be more healthy, better organized, and budget-smart in the new year! In this episode Sorting, purging, and organizing Donate to local charities, recycle, pay it forward...

Duration:00:33:44

Front Porch Design: Outdated to Updated

12/16/2019
Front porch design is more important that you might think. A well-designed front porch delivers style, hospitality, and security to the front of your home. In Episode 86 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about the many facets of front porch design and what steps you can take to turn your porch from outdated to updated. In this episode Front porch nostalgia - why Hollywood loves a good front porch Porch functions - shelter,...

Duration:01:14:27

Home Design Podcast: Inside, Outside, & Upside Down

10/1/2019
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 do you like? In Episode 85 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about home design influences. 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. site...

Duration:01:42:04

Fun Trends in Home Decor

4/26/2019
in this episode Want to share with us which trends in home decor you are seeing? Visit us on social media @archhappyhour or send us a message here Trends are a great way to refresh the energy, colors, and textures in your home Blend and combine trends for unique looks Choose elements that are easy to change and less expensive but offer big impact It's springtime and we are ready to freshen up our homes. In Episode 84 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, host and architect, Laura Davis...

Duration:00:44:38

Notre Dame Cathedral is Burning

4/15/2019
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

How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

3/29/2019
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

Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

2/6/2019
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

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Expectations vs. Reality

1/30/2019
Decluttering and Organizing Can homeowners (who lack organizing superpowers) realistically be expected to succeed with the Marie Kondo 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...

Duration:01:00:12

Best Gifts for Future Architects

11/21/2018
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. Visit our blog for the 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 gifts received as children can...

Duration:00:28:06

Home Design and Property Secrets You Need to Know

11/7/2018
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 for Podcast: Property Secrets You need to Know. in this episode In Episode 78 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura shares tips on how...

Duration:00:28:48

Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

10/24/2018
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

Alexander Mansion Restoration

10/12/2018
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

When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

10/5/2018
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 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 requirements for when you...

Duration:00:35:20

Commercial vs. Residential Architect. Husband vs. Wife.

9/28/2018
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. In this Episode In Episode 74 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura interviews Bob Davis, Project Architect at HDR...

Duration:00:41:20

Podcast: Surprising Trends in Millennial Home Decor

8/31/2018
This episode turns our preconceived notion about trends in millennial home decor on its head. In an interview with our PR specialist/antique collector, 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 episode. :) Old boxes are popular finds at...

Duration:01:23:41