HPD Architecture, LLC has been selected by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas chapter for the “Under the Radar – The Best of Small Firms 2013.” The honor recognizes outstanding design work by Dallas’ up and coming small firms and sole practitioners. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of three judges who then determine the winners.
AIA Dallas Small Firms Roundtable hosted a reception at the Dallas Center for Architecture on Monday, October 14, 2013 to celebrate this year’s “Under the Radar” recipients. HPD’s winning body of work is currently exhibited at the Center and will also be displayed at the Texas Society of Architect’s Convention in Fort Worth, November 7-9, 2013.
HPD was founded in 2008 by principals Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS, Larry Paschall, AIA, and Laura Davis, AIA, IFDA. The firm specializes in residential and commercial architecture. The trio of architects’ combined diversified talents, perspectives, and experiences provide unique and well-conceived design solutions.
The firm’s honored work for the “Under the Radar – The Best of Small Firms 2013” recognition included three client projects:
(1) Condominium Renovation – Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS:
A long-time client wanted “update finishes” for her condominium that had a “tired” 70s look to showcase the residence’s spectacular mountain views. The anticipated updates actually evolved into a complete renovation of the home. Having worked together on seven projects during their 30-year relationship, Holly knew exactly what the client liked and desired.
(2) Penthouse Apartment – Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS:
HPD’s client was enthusiastic about transitioning from the home where her children had grown to a penthouse in the downtown area. Working with an un-built space, Holly created the look to reflect the owner’s desire to have a livable environment to showcase an extensive art collection. All areas of the residence were designed to open to spectacular views and flow onto the terrace.
(3) Home Remodel – Laura Davis, AIA, IFDA:
The renovation of a 1972 home transformed the structure and aesthetics from dated ranch-style to contemporary. The client dreamed of a home where she could proudly entertain guests and enjoy her art and collections from her travels. A special element throughout the project was the intuitive connection Laura shared with her client. During a recent walk-through of the nearly completed renovation, the client stated with a smile, “I can hardly remember what it looked like before.” Evidence of a successful transformation for the home and for her.
“We are excited to be recognized by AIA Dallas’ highly-respected jury members for the ‘Under the Radar’ exhibition,” said Holly Hall, AIA, CAPS. “As 2013 is the inaugural year for this competition, it is truly an honor to be included among the noted small firms in the Dallas area.”
About AIA Dallas
AIA Dallas, the 5th largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, encourages, promotes, advances and coordinates positive change through design.
The AIA Dallas Small Firm Roundtable focuses on the needs of small firms. It seeks to integrate the existing benefits and services offered by the AIA with small firms in the Dallas area. The roundtable’s goals are to further their special and unique needs and act as a central body to facilitate growth, understanding, and knowledge. The inaugural Small Firms Roundtable 2013 exhibit, “Under the Radar – the Best of Small Firms” seeks to recognize outstanding design work by some of Dallas’ sole practitioners and smaller Architectural firms. aiadallas.org