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

How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

How to Change Your Bachelor Pad into a Family Home

Is it time to make room at your bachelor pad for that special someone? Are you getting married and preparing to welcome your new family member(s) into your home? In Episode 82 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall...

Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

Saving the Oldest Church in Paris

We hope you are as intrigued about this story of Americans working to save the oldest church in Paris as we are. In Episode 81 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, host and architect, Laura Davis interviews David Sheppe, President of the American Friends for the...

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Expectations vs. Reality

Decluttering and Organizing Can homeowners (who lack organizing superpowers) realistically be expected to succeed with the Marie Kondo Tidying Up process? What does decluttering really look like in reality? How is the process different if you work with a professional...

Best Gifts for Future Architects

Best Gifts for Future Architects

Looking for the perfect gift for a kid who is creative, shows a curiosity for buildings, and always wants to know how things go together? Dallas Architects Laura Davis and Holly Hall share great ideas for the best gifts for future architects.See show notes. Visit our...

Home Design and Property Secrets You Need to Know

Home Design and Property Secrets You Need to Know

How do you know if a home is going to be easy to renovate? What secrets could your house be hiding from you and how do you find out? Architect and Host, Laura Davis will walk you through how to research a property to reveal potential deal breakers and problems that...

The Alexander Mansion – A Home Restoration Love Story

The Alexander Mansion – A Home Restoration Love Story

Here's our story about how two architects discovered their home restoration labor of love over a cup of tea. It All Started with Tea A beautiful, stately, historic home in Dallas, Texas, called the Alexander Mansion, caught my eye in 2011.Alexander Mansion, built in...

Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

Get Rid of Your Stuff to Re-Imagine Your Home

Do you feel like you are drowning in STUFF? Are all your possessions stressing you out more than they bring you joy? It's time to break down the steps for sorting, purging, donating, and organizing your things so you can sleep at night! Join us on The Architecture...

Alexander Mansion Restoration

Where do you start if you are planning to restore a historic home? Laura and Holly walk you through the steps they are following in the restoration of the Alexander Mansion in association with The Dallas Woman’s Forum. See inside this architectural gem yourself by...

When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

When Do I REALLY Need an Architect?

If you are about to start a home renovation project, how do you know who to call? Do you REALLY need an Architect? Laura and Holly present a useful checklist of questions to help you decide whether you need a contractor, an interior designer, an architect, or all...

Commercial vs. Residential Architect. Husband vs. Wife.

Tune in for our first showdown at the AHH corral. Join us as host Laura Davis interviews her husband architect Bob Davis about the differences and similarities between commercial architecture and residential architecture. This episode will be of special interest to...