Design Philadelphia 2019

Is it really October already? We know that things have been a bit silent here on our digital portal, but it’s a good silent. Between life, family, and new projects, our busy factor put blogging on the sidelines. We have lots of news and posts to share, and with Design Philadelphia well underway this month, we thought it would be fun to revisit our participation from last year.

Via Laulima organized an event titled, “Architects: Behind the TV Magic,” for Design Philadelphia 2018 that was aimed to enlighten the general public on the architectural profession by speaking specifically about the residential architecture sector.

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“The onset of do-it-yourself and home improvement network programs have mesmerized millions through their television screens. The dramatic before and after transformations are undeniably captivating, but the entertainment value of these shows have effectively distilled the architectural process into one hour episodes with a distorted sense of reality. This presentation and exhibit will provide insight on what it really takes to bring a project into fruition when working with Architects, while highlighting the roles and value that they offer to the design process by revealing their academic and professional journeys.”

We were able to host this event at Temple University within the Architecture department, and in attendance was Temple News where a student from the university newspaper interviewed us and highlighted our talk in her article: https://temple-news.com/professor-reality-tv-creates-misconceptions-architecture/.

The presentation was inspired by our personal and professional experiences as architects (and former students) when we realized how few people understood our jobs, and how difficult it was for us to explain our profession. It was a great experience for Via Laulima and well-received by those that attended. Our hope is that we were able to shed some light on the field of architecture and architects for the audience, and perhaps this knowledge will be passed on to others in return.

We don’t know what the next year will bring, but we look forward to the possibility of participating in the following Design Philadelphia program. In the meantime, if you’re in Philly and love design, check out the events that are taking place throughout the city: https://www.designphiladelphia.org/. The focus this year is ‘Design Purpose,’ and we may be biased but there is so much purpose and relevance behind design. We hope you have time to go and discover what our city has to offer!

We won Best of Houzz 2018!

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We received some great news in our Inbox yesterday!...

"Hi Via Laulima, LLC and congratulations,

We're writing to let you know that you've been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2018 award!Your work won in the Customer Service category, as your portfolio includes some of the most consistent reviews on Houzz in 2017."

This was definitely another exciting surprise! We would like to give a big "THANK YOU!!!" to all of our former clients who have made this possible by providing us glowing reviews. We hope to continue in the same direction for 2018!  

2018 Philly Home Show - Ticket GIVEAWAY!

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The Philly Home Show is quickly approaching! Via Laulima is giving away tickets to FOUR lucky winners. Enter here to win. Each winner will receive two (2) tickets for admission to the show.

The first two winners will be drawn on January 8th and the second drawing will be on January 15th. Winners will be notified by email and tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of your home address. 

Good luck to all, and if you're not one of the lucky winners, stop by our Facebook page for a promo link to discounted tickets. And remember to come and meet us at Booth #416 during the Philly Home Show! We would love to hear about your dream project to see if we can help you make it a reality! 

Meet Via Laulima at the 2018 Philly Home Show!

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We are excited to announce that Via Laulima will be participating in the 2018 Philly Home Show! The show will take place on two weekends: January 12-15th and January 19-21st. Visit phillyhomeshow.com for information on hours, ticket purchases, and exhibitors. 

Via Laulima will be at booth #416. Stop by to get to know us and our work. Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook for ticket giveaways and more. We look forward to meeting you in person and discussing how we can make your dream home a reality!