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The Architecture Happy Hour
hpd architecture + interiors principal Laura Davis and Spotted Dog Architecture CEO Larry Paschall 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: 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: Jun 26, 2012 - 10:30 pm
  • Houses and Baseball Size Hail - A Bad Combination
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  • 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.
  • Pub Date: Apr 24, 2012 - 11:31 pm
  • Work It! Own It! Sell It!
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  • 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.
  • 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: Apr 23, 2011 - 12:46 pm
  • Architects & Architecture in Movies
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  • Laura and Larry skip their scheduled podcast topic to recap Larry's trip to Atlanta and discuss how architect's are portrayed and how architecture impacts movies.
  • 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.
  • Pub Date: Jan 26, 2011 - 6:10 pm
  • Finding a Contractor
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  • The pros and cons in finding a good contractor.
  • Pub Date: Dec 28, 2010 - 7:08 pm
  • The First Interview
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  • What to ask the architect at your first meeting.
  • Pub Date: Nov 23, 2010 - 4:09 am
  • Just in Time for the Holidays
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  • Laura and Larry talk about getting your house fluffed and your presents bought.
  • Pub Date: Sep 24, 2010 - 2:20 am
  • Gays and Architecture
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  • It's Gay Pride in Dallas. Is Larry the only gay architect in Dallas?
  • Pub Date: Aug 24, 2010 - 3:31 am
  • Back to School Special
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  • Tips for surviving architecture school.
  • Pub Date: Jul 20, 2010 - 3:01 am
  • Those Summertime Energy Blues
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  • Options for cooling off your electric bill.
  • Pub Date: Jun 08, 2010 - 4:26 am
  • Architecture On The Road
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  • Laura and Larry talk about making architecture part of your vacation.
  • Pub Date: May 25, 2010 - 1:27 pm
  • The Great Outdoors
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  • Laura and Larry offer some tips for enjoying your outdoor spaces.
  • Pub Date: Apr 26, 2010 - 6:25 pm
  • Things Your Professor Never Told You About Working in an Architecture Firm
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  • Laura and Larry talk about what they missed and what to look out for.
  • Pub Date: Mar 14, 2010 - 6:25 pm
  • Working from Home
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  • Laura and Larry talk about tips for success when working from home.
  • Pub Date: Feb 16, 2010 - 4:11 am
  • Architecture Marketing 101 - Part 2
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  • Laura and Larry finish up with marketing tips for small firms and individuals
  • Pub Date: Feb 10, 2010 - 2:11 am
  • Architecture Marketing 101 - Part 1
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  • Laura and Larry start the new year with some marketing tips for small firms and individuals.
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  • Pub Date: Nov 26, 2009 - 1:17 am
  • The Architect's Love/Hate Relationship with Home Improvement Shows
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  • Laura and Larry kick off the holiday with a talk about the ups and downs of watching home improvement television.
  • Pub Date: Nov 01, 2009 - 9:44 pm
  • Five Things To Know Before Hiring An Architect
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  • Laura and Larry discuss ways for clients to prepare themselves as they begin the search for the architect made just for them.
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