Blog Topics: Architecture as a Profession

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It takes years of school, internships, professional exams, and lots of continuing education to be an architect. Those who dive headfirst into a career in architecture become life-long learners. If you thrive on the discovery of new ideas, technologies, materials, and places, then you might be cut out to be an architect.

Architects Laura and Holly from hpd architecture + interiors in Dallas, love to share their passion for architecture. These posts contain advice for aspiring architects and anyone curious about the “behind-the-scenes” of the architecture profession.

In residential architecture, no two projects are the same because no two homeowners are the same, and that’s what makes design both challenging and fun. If you find yourself energized by problem-solving, prioritizing, planning, and working with people, you might have the personality of an architect.

Architectural Gift Guide for All Ages

Architectural Gift Guide for All Ages

As kids (and future architects), we loved imagining new places by playing with building blocks, Lincoln Logs, and LEGOS®. Drawing, painting, and making things were some of our favorite activities. Little did we know, that kind of play boosts imagination and...

Are You Too Old to Become an Architect? Absolutely Not!

Are You Too Old to Become an Architect? Absolutely Not!

Are you interested in pursuing an education in architecture and a career as an architect? Are you working full-time? Are you married? Do you have kids? How do you navigate both family and career? How long will it take? Is it worth it? Are you too old? First and...

An American in Paris, Working to Save a 1,000-Year-Old Church

An American in Paris, Working to Save a 1,000-Year-Old Church

It's no secret that architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall of hpd architecture + interiors share a passion for architectural historic preservation, however the American idea of historic preservation pales in comparison to our European counterparts. With America only...

Tips for Architecture Students and Emerging Professionals

Tips for Architecture Students and Emerging Professionals

Getting and Making the Most of Your First Architecture Job If you are an Emerging Professional, securing your first architecture job seems like a tough task. We've been there. We get it. The internship and first year design  job market is competitive, and you are...

Residential Architect vs. Commercial Architect

Residential Architect vs. Commercial Architect

The difference between a residential architect and a commercial architect My husband, Bob Davis is a commercial architect at HDR Architecture, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. And I am a residential architect. We met at Texas A&M University in 1994 and were in the same...

HPD’s The Architecture Happy Hour Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary

HPD’s The Architecture Happy Hour Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary

Highly-acclaimed monthly networking event touts milestone at New Life Hardwoods, Dallas Design District HPD Architecture, LLC  recently celebrated the fifth year anniversary of its highly-acclaimed The Architecture Happy Hour monthly networking event. The special...

Olympic Architecture Through the Eyes of a Dallas Architect

Olympic Architecture Through the Eyes of a Dallas Architect

Sitting in my family room, perched comfortably on my couch is the ideal place to watch the drama unfold. The drama of the women’s gymnastics team finals in the London Olympics, that is. The first question, of course is who picked that magenta color for the entire...

HPD Design for Living LLC Joins HPD Architecture LLC

HPD Design for Living LLC Joins HPD Architecture LLC

Move Strengthens Service Offerings to Help Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Maintain Independence and Live Comfortably at Home On August 1st, HPD Architecture LLC, a leading client-centered and solutions-oriented architecture and design firm, announces that...

More Resume Tips for Interns from Dallas Architect

More Resume Tips for Interns from Dallas Architect

It seems talk about interns is in the air. Dallas Architect, Larry Paschall, AIA and I just completed our latest audio podcast from The Architecture Happy Hour. Our topic of interest was “It’s All About the Interns” in which we discussed things to consider when you...

Dallas Architect Asks Have You Visited Your Farmers Market Lately?

Dallas Architect Asks Have You Visited Your Farmers Market Lately?

Dallas Architect, Laura Davis, AIA shares thoughts and images of farmers markets, large and small, near and far. As I was cruising the many blogs I follow, I found a post inspired by farmers markets on the San Francisco Edition of the apartment therapy blog. It...