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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. Learn more about hpd architecture + interiors at www.hpdarch.com.

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  • Pub Date: Mar 06, 2018 - 8:00 am
  • 71: A Chat with Shylo Preston at The Kitchen Source
  • Listen:
  • 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.

    Find the show notes on our website: www.hpdarch.com/ahh71

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Refresh Your Home for Spring
  • Pub Date: Feb 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
  • 70: 20 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
  • Listen:
  • 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/

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The Architecture Happy Hour podcast
  • Pub Date: Sep 15, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • 69: When Did You Know You Loved Architecture?
  • Listen:
  • 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 send Holly a welcome message on our Facebook Page:
    www.facebook.com/archhappyhour

    We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us

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  • Pub Date: Sep 08, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • 68: Exciting News and a Look Back at Lessons Learned
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: May 31, 2017
  • 67: The Magic Behind Cruise Ship Architecture
  • Listen:
  • Larry and Laura discuss recent soccer goals, listening to Michelle Obama speak about life outside the White House, and the architecture of cruise ships.

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  • Pub Date: Feb 24, 2017 - 11:30 am
  • 66: A Chat with Architects Felderman Keatinge
  • Listen:
  • 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

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  • Pub Date: Feb 13, 2017 - 2:15 pm
  • 65: Talking Money with Clients
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Jan 27, 2017 - 4:45 pm
  • 64: The Joys of Dealing with the City Permit Office
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Dec 14, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • 63: Year-End Madness: Clients, Cookies, and Christmas!
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry share the year-end madness since the last podcast! Clients, cookies, and Christmas!

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  • Pub Date: Sep 29, 2016 - 9:15 am
  • 62: Never Too Old to Become an Architect
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry discuss a recent listener's e-mail about starting architecture school later in life and navigating both family and career.

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  • Pub Date: Aug 05, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • 61: Listener Mail: How Custom Home Design Works
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 60: The Romance of Hand Drawing is Still Alive
  • Listen:
  • 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: Jul 13, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • 59: Is the Commercial Market at a Tipping Point?
  • Listen:
  • Is the commercial construction market in Dallas reaching a tipping point? Laura and Larry discuss the escalating cost to build commercial property in Dallas and its surrounding areas, and if the market has reached a point where costs outweigh return. Also, it was Larry's first week of flying solo. Did he opt for Judge Judy or Family Feud, and what color is his muu-muu?
  • Pub Date: Jun 24, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • 58: A Look at Round Table Masterminds and Architects
  • Listen:
  • As Summer heats up, Larry and Laura discuss contractor round table groups and how knowing about other architects' businesses could be beneficial for the profession.
  • Pub Date: May 27, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • 57: When I Grow Up... Following Your Passion
  • Listen:
  • Larry's on the countdown clock to finding a new job. And Laura shares her recent experience speaking at Career Day at her son's school. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Pub Date: May 09, 2016 - 6:30 pm
  • 56: Has Technology Ruined the Design Process?
  • Listen:
  • After a brief detour about softball, Laura and Larry talk about getting ahead of ourselves thanks to technology and how technology has allowed us to move away from process - and not always to our benefit.
  • Pub Date: Apr 24, 2016
  • 55: Larry's Leaving, Love It or List It
  • Listen:
  • Larry's bidding farewell to HPD, and "Love It or List It" finds themselves in some hot water. Laura and Larry share their thoughts about the recent lawsuit against the producers and hosts of "Love It or List It", then talk about Larry's imminent departure from HPD and everyone's future plans.

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  • Pub Date: Apr 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • 54: Zaha Hadid 1950-2016
  • Listen:
  • Iconic architect Zaha Hadid passes unexpectedly, leaving a gap in the architecture world. Laura and Larry discuss the potential impact on role models for future women architects as well as the impact on her own firm.
  • Pub Date: Mar 28, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • 53: Finding a Contractor You Can Trust
  • Listen:
  • Spring is here which means wacky weather for Texas. With an unexpected tornado last December and several hail storms since the start of 2016, the contractors are rolling in. But who do you trust? Laura and Larry discuss some signs to look out for should you find yourself seeking repairs for weather related damage.
  • Pub Date: Mar 06, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • 52: Is Getting Your Architect License Worth It?
  • Listen:
  • Is getting your architecture license really worth it? Larry's niece wants to know the good and the bad of having a license, as well as what you can and cannot do with or without one. Plus Laura and Larry talk a little about upcoming changes to the Intern Development Program.
  • Pub Date: Feb 21, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • 51: Getting the Business - The Art of Networking
  • Listen:
  • Business networking can result in multiple referral sources. So who gets the business? Laura and Larry discuss how to divy up referrals to fellow professionals and what to look for in pairing clients and friends with networking associates.
  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • 50: Building Costs and Reality
  • Listen:
  • The new year couldn't get far before Laura and Larry have their annual discussion about construction costs, the unreality of HGTV, and the new challenge posed by Consumer Reports.
  • Pub Date: Jan 24, 2016 - 1:58 pm
  • 49: How to Work with Challenging Architecture Clients
  • Listen:
  • They're back!! Laura and Larry return to talk about how to work with challenging architecture clients in a busy work environment.
  • Pub Date: Apr 03, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • 48: Does Video Have a Place on an Architect's Website?
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 47: Keeping Architecture Project Expectations in Check
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 46: The Little Things Needed for Big Change
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 45: Is It Time to Make a Change in Your Career?
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 44: Home Renovation - Wants vs. Needs
  • Listen:
  • 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
  • 43: Adding a Second Floor to Your Home
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry talk about adding a second floor to a one story home. Many families like where they live, but they need more room. Adding a room on the first floor might not be an option. Hear what considerations must be made when adding a second floor.
  • Pub Date: Feb 25, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • 42: For the Love... Accommodations for a Disabled Pet
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Oct 30, 2013 - 10:10 am
  • 41: Why Should I Be a Mentor?
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry discuss Larry's first experience with being a mentor and why mentoring benefits not only the intern but also the mentor.

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  • Pub Date: Aug 20, 2013 - 9:00 am
  • 40: Living in Smaller Homes
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Jul 30, 2013 - 8:15 pm
  • 39: It's Listener Mail! Using an Architect vs. a Designer
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry share a recent e-mail conversation with listeners from Portland, Oregon about using an architect versus using a designer.

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  • Pub Date: Jul 09, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • 38: How Do You Communicate Ideas to Clients?
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: May 03, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • 37: Rescuing Clients and Their Projects from Bad Design
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Mar 31, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • 36: Can I Be My Own General Contractor?
  • Listen:
  • 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?

    We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us

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  • Pub Date: Feb 25, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • 35: What to Look for When Buying an Older Home
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry share ideas about where to look under the hood when buying an older home.

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  • Pub Date: Jan 29, 2013 - 11:00 pm
  • 34: Lessons From Our First Five Years in Business
  • Listen:
  • 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!

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  • Pub Date: Dec 17, 2012 - 10:00 pm
  • 33: Changing the Conversation with a Potential Employer
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry discuss the unusual uptick in business and the need for job applicants to change the conversation with potential employers.

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  • Pub Date: Nov 26, 2012 - 11:15 pm
  • 32: My Degree is Worth What?
  • Listen:
  • Larry finally gets to vent about the latest study on why you shouldn't get an architecture degree.

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  • Pub Date: Oct 03, 2012 - 8:45 am
  • 31: What Does It Take to Practice Architecture in the US?
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Sep 05, 2012 - 11:15 pm
  • 30: Update your Home's Style From Brady Bunch to Modern
  • Listen:
  • Do you live in a 1970'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.

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  • Pub Date: Jul 31, 2012 - 10:50 am
  • 29: Who's your...Architect?!?!
  • Listen:
  • Who's your favorite architect? Laura and Larry get down to figuring out just who their favorite really is (not counting themselves).

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  • Pub Date: Jun 26, 2012 - 10:30 pm
  • 28: Houses and Baseball Size Hail - A Bad Combination
  • Listen:
  • Are you ready for baseball size hail? Laura and Larry talk about the recent hail storm in Dallas and how to prepare yourself for what comes after as well as steps you can take to ready yourself next time.

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  • Pub Date: Apr 24, 2012 - 11:31 pm
  • 27: Tips For Selling to Architects
  • Listen:
  • Whether you're an intern, a vendor, or a client, Larry and Laura offer tips to selling yourself, your product, or your project to architects.

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  • Pub Date: Apr 22, 2012 - 10:43 pm
  • 26: A New Bridge by Calatrava in Dallas
  • Listen:
  • 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.

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  • Pub Date: Feb 08, 2012 - 11:13 pm
  • 25: How Are You Wired? Finding Your Joy is Good for Business
  • Listen:
  • Laura & Larry talk about ah-ha moments from a workshop Laura attended with a business coach. Learn how you are wired and focus on activities that give you energy and feed your interests. You will be a better employee and avoid burn out.

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  • Pub Date: Dec 28, 2011 - 3:45 am
  • 24: Strategery? Business Planning for an Architecture Office
  • Listen:
  • Have you started planning for your business for the new year? Laura and Larry talk about strategic planning and Christmas shopping in the last podcast for 2011.

    We love to hear from our listeners. Contact us here: www.hpdarch.com/contact-us

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  • Pub Date: Nov 16, 2011 - 4:00 pm
  • 23: Architects Speaking at Conventions
  • Listen:
  • Laura and Larry share what they've learned recently by becoming presenters at the Texas Society of Architects Convention and the Virginia Society AIA Convention.

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  • Pub Date: Oct 16, 2011 - 6:23 pm
  • 22: Interview with an Intern Pt. 2
  • Listen:
  • It's part two of Laura and Larry's discussion with student intern Chris.

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