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  • Pub Date: Feb 28, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • A Brief Chat with Felderman Keatinge
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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.
  • Pub Date: Feb 13, 2017 - 2:15 pm
  • Let Her Rip!
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  • Laura and Larry discuss the challenges surrounding talking money with clients and how sometimes the best solution is to just rip off the band aid.
  • Pub Date: Jan 27, 2017 - 4:45 pm
  • Off to a Rocky Start
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  • Larry and Laura kick off their ninth season of The Architecture Happy Hour and 2017 discussing recent their recent experiences with the city permit office. And having to break bad news to their respective clients.
  • Pub Date: Dec 21, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Year-End Madness
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  • Laura and Larry share the year-end madness since the last podcast! Client, cookies, and Christmas!
  • Pub Date: Oct 19, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • Never Too Old
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  • Laura and Larry discuss a recent listener's e-mail about starting architecture school later in life and navigating both family and career.
  • Pub Date: Aug 30, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Listener Mail
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  • Laura and Larry respond to a listener's questions about how designing a custom home in the US works.
  • Pub Date: Jul 25, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Doing It By Hand
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  • Are we missing something important by no longer drawing by hand? Laura and Larry discuss Larry's recent experience with a client's reaction to a hand drawing of their home. In the era of computer renderings, are architects missing an opportunity by not presenting hand drawings to clients?
  • Pub Date: Apr 03, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Video Killed The Podcast Star?
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  • Larry and Laura talk about the benefits of adding video to your website as well as their own recent foray into the world of video. Stay tuned!
  • Pub Date: Mar 09, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • What to Expect!
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  • Laura and Larry have returned from baby hiatus!! And 2015 is off to a busy start for everyone. If you're starting a project, be sure to talk with your team about your expectations as well as find out how they expect your project to proceed.
  • Pub Date: Oct 05, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • The Little Things
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  • It's Laura's last podcast before baby number two!! Larry and Laura talk about the little things you discover you need whether getting ready for a new baby or getting ready for finishing a new home. And how both should reflect the authenticity of the owner or parent.
  • Pub Date: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Time to Go!
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  • Is it time for a new job? Laura and Larry share some subtle clues about when it's time to start searching for a different employer. Also included - a quick re-cap of the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago.
  • Pub Date: May 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • The Road to Renovation
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  • Laura and Larry talk about getting what you want out of a renovation, whether it's a true want, something culturally related, or just about the way you live.
  • Pub Date: Apr 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Up Up and Away!
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  • They're back!! Laura and Larry return to talk about adding that second floor. Why go out when you can go up?
  • Pub Date: Feb 25, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • And Then There Were Three...
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  • Larry's dog Ginny is down to three legs, and he and Laura discuss the issues to think about when bringing home a disabled pet.
  • Pub Date: Oct 30, 2013 - 10:10 am
  • Why Should I Be a Mentor?
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  • Laura and Larry discuss Larry's first experience with being a mentor and why mentoring benefits not only the intern but also the mentor.
  • Pub Date: Aug 20, 2013 - 9:00 am
  • Living Small
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  • How much space is too much space? Can we live in less? Laura and Larry discuss the need for living larger and one contractor's quest to make smaller functional.
  • Pub Date: Jul 30, 2013 - 8:15 pm
  • It's Listener Mail!
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  • Laura and Larry share a recent e-mail conversation with listeners from Portland about using an architect versus using a designer.
  • Pub Date: Jul 09, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • How Do You See It?
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  • How do your clients understand your design? Laura and Larry discuss different options for communicating ideas to clients, from paper cut-outs to 3D imagery.
  • Pub Date: May 03, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • To The Rescue!
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  • Laura and Larry share their experiences rescuing clients and their projects - about being the second phone call the client makes - after they're already involved with a contractor.
  • Pub Date: Mar 31, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • Can I Be My Own General Contractor?
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  • Laura and Larry share an e-mail from a potential client about being their own general contractor and discuss what to consider when asking yourself that question. Do I know enough to shepherd a project through from start to finish?
  • Pub Date: Feb 25, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • A Little Like Buying an Old Car
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  • Laura and Larry share ideas about where to look under the hood when buying an older home.
  • Pub Date: Jan 29, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • What We Learned on Winter Vacation
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  • It's been five years(!) in business. Laura and Larry share some of the important lessons they've learned over the last five years. And also talk a little about winter break!
  • Pub Date: Jan 27, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • Better Late Than Never
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  • It's only the end of January, and we finally have the December podcast ready! Join Laura and Larry as they anticipate 2013 and lament about traveling for the holidays.
  • Pub Date: Nov 26, 2012 - 11:15 pm
  • My Degree is Worth What?
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  • Larry finally gets to vent about the latest study on why you shouldn't get an architecture degree.
  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2012 - 8:45 am
  • From Greece to Atlanta
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  • What does it take to practice architecture in the US? Larry and Laura answer a listener's question about practicing in the US as a foreign architect as well as recap their recent visit to Atlanta.
  • Pub Date: Sep 05, 2012 - 11:15 pm
  • From Brady Bunch to Modern
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  • Do you live in a 70's house but have a more contemporary bent? Laura and Larry talk about simple ideas and a few complex options for providing your home with a more modern aesthetic.
  • Pub Date: Jul 31, 2012 - 10:50 am
  • Who's your...Architect?!?!
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  • Who's your favorite architect? Laura and Larry get down to figuring out just who their favorite really is (not counting themselves).
  • Pub Date: Apr 22, 2012 - 10:43 pm
  • The Bridge Dallas Built
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  • A new bridge opens in Dallas, but is it art? Larry and Laura talk about the new Calatrava-designed bridge and Dallas' need for brand-name architecture.
  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2012 - 11:13 pm
  • Where Did January Go?
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  • It's February 2012 and the first podcast of the year. What happened to January? Laura & Larry talk about anniversaries, their new vocabulary, and what they've learned so far this year.
  • Pub Date: Dec 28, 2011 - 3:45 am
  • What Are You Doing for 2012?
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  • January is just around the corner. Have you started planning for 2012? Laura and Larry talk about strategic planning and Christmas shopping in the last podcast for 2011.
  • Pub Date: Nov 16, 2011 - 4:00 pm
  • What We Learned on Our "Summer Vacation"
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  • Okay. So not quite summer. Laura and Larry share what they've learned from recent presentations at Texas Society of Architects and Virginia Society AIA.
  • Pub Date: Oct 16, 2011 - 6:23 pm
  • Interview with an Intern Pt. 2
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  • It's part two of Laura and Larry's discussion with student intern Chris.
  • Pub Date: Oct 16, 2011 - 6:16 pm
  • Interview with an Intern Pt. 1
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  • Laura and Larry grill their student intern Chris about his experience working in an architecture firm, his expectations, and his future.
  • Pub Date: Aug 29, 2011 - 5:55 pm
  • Keeping Your Head Out of the Sand
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  • There's too much to do!! Laura and Larry talk about keeping your head up while balancing work, marketing, and home life.
  • Pub Date: Jul 26, 2011 - 10:06 pm
  • Simple Summer To-Do List
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  • Summer's flying by, and Larry and Laura suggest 10 simple tasks for homeowners.
  • Pub Date: Jun 28, 2011 - 12:34 am
  • It's All About the Interns
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  • It's June, and as Larry and Laura prep to speak at the Texas Society of Architects convention in October, they share some tips for both interns and the architects who hire them.
  • Pub Date: May 30, 2011 - 3:00 pm
  • AIA 2011 Convention Recap
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  • Larry talks about who and what impressed him at his first AIA National Convention.
  • Pub Date: Mar 18, 2011 - 9:12 am
  • Aging in Place and Universal Design: Why is this important now?
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  • We're all getting older and living longer. Laura and Larry talk about the importance of aging in place and universal design.