HPD’s The Architecture Happy Hour Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary

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Highly-acclaimed monthly networking event touts milestone at New Life Hardwoods, Dallas Design District

(L-R) Holly Hall, Larry Paschall, Laura Davis, HPD Architecture

(L-R) Holly Hall, Larry Paschall, Laura Davis of HPD Architecture

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

In 2010, HPD’s principals, Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS, Larry Paschall, AIA, and Laura Davis, AIA, pioneered The Architecture Happy Hour monthly networking event to bring together architects, interior designers, and various industry members interested in reaching out to the design community. Held at a different location each month, the group is focused on creating trusting business relationships in a relaxed yet energetic atmosphere. From 140 members at its launch, The Architecture Happy Hour has grown to 1,947 in membership. It is the 8th largest architecture and 6th largest interior design meet-up group in the world*.

In addition, HPD authors and hosts the audio podcast, The Architecture Happy Hour, an informal discussion about architecture for design professionals, clients, and architecture students available on iTunes. Currently, there are more than 65,000 worldwide subscribers to the podcast.

“We launched The Architecture Happy Hour to broaden our firm’s professional network,” said Davis, vice president, HPD. “Little did we know the impact this monthly event would have on the design community overall.”

“Playing a role in watching people connect with those they never would have met is a privilege for us,” added Davis.

More than 175 well-wishers joined the celebration at The Architecture Happy Hour’s fifth year anniversary event. Sponsors included Abadi Accessibility; Design by Keti; DeVance Electronic Lifestyle; ProSource; DJ Deluxe Productions; Elegant Additions; Elevating Systems; Brian Hadar; JWA Construction; Susan Melnick; ProtectUs Security; Signature Millwork; Target Public Marketing; and Trimble Studios.




VP, Architect, hpd architecture + interiors
Laura Davis is a Texas and Colorado registered architect and interior designer, and a co-founder of hpd architecture + interiors. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, retail, and historical projects, Laura’s heart lies with her specialty in Historic Preservation. She loves to revitalize older properties, cherishing their character and the stories they hold. Her true passion lies in understanding her clients deeply, uncovering their desires and motivations, and crafting designs that turn houses into cherished homes.

Laura Davis is a registered architect and interior designer in the state of Texas and Colorado, and a founding member of hpd architecture + interiors. Laura's extensive experience includes residential as well as commercial and retail projects.  She also has a particular interest in restoration, holding a certificate in Historic Preservation. She is energized by the character of older homes and the stories of those who have lived there. Responding to the needs of the current owner, while also honoring the personality of the original home is a delicate process to be enjoyed.

Laura Davis

Vice President, Architect, Interior Designer Principal , hpd architecture + interiors


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