the architecture happy hour podcast

Laura Davis and Holly Hall podcasters

meet your co-hosts

The Architecture Happy Hour is an informal and entertaining podcast started in 2009 hosted by hpd architecture + interiors principals, Laura Davis and Holly Hall.

From the very beginning we wanted the podcast to feel like you were sitting down with friends to chat about architecture and home design.” shares Davis. “And if you happen to have a cocktail in your hand, even better.”

Davis and Hall enjoy interviewing special guests to share their thoughts and tips on architecture and interior design. Their intent is to help homeowners and those involved in home projects make decisions more easily.

We think of our listeners as friends, clients, and colleagues. Laura and I share our own experiences from real projects and pass on tips from lessons we’ve learned. We want to know what is important to our listeners so we can be a friendly resource.” says Hall.

Podcast Topics

Designing Your Home to Survive Extreme Weather

Designing Your Home to Survive Extreme Weather

In Episode 92 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about all that went wrong during the massive winter storm that hit Texas and much of the southern US in February 2021. Who knew five inches of...

How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

Life at home has certainly changed in 2020. Working from home and managing kids in the same space has created new challenges. Since the coronavirus outbreak, have you changed the way you purchase groceries and bring take-out food into your home? In Episode 91 of The...

Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

Needs, Wants, and Budget for Your Home Design

A good start to any home design project includes defining your goals which means figuring out your needs, your wants, and how to pay for it. In Episode 90 and the 2nd installment of the Home Design Series on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and...

Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

Planning big purchases for your home this year? Knowing the best time to buy and planning ahead can save you big bucks on things for your home. In Episode 88 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall share...

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

If your home could make New Year’s resolutions, what would they be? Does your home dream of exquisitely appointed closets or cozy, inviting rooms for family gatherings? In Episode 87 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and residential architects, Laura...

Front Porch Design: Outdated to Updated

Front Porch Design: Outdated to Updated

Front porch design is more important that you might think. A well-designed front porch delivers style, hospitality, and security to the front of your home. In Episode 86 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk...

Home Design Podcast: Inside, Outside, & Upside Down

Home Design Podcast: Inside, Outside, & Upside Down

What makes a home look the way it looks? How do you approach designing a home based on where you are designing it and what style do you like? In Episode 85 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about home...