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Larry Paschall, AIA, is chief executive officer of Spotted Dog Architecture, specializing in residential architecture with a focus on home additions and renovations. In addition to being an architect, entrepreneur, and noted speaker, Mr. Paschall is a fervent advocate for his industry and the communities in which he both lives and serves and is currently pursuing advocacy opportunities within the architecture and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

Mr. Paschall currently serves on the advisory group for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Practice Management Knowledge Community. He is a former board member and chair of the North Texas LLBT Chamber of Commerce and the LGBT Chamber Foundation.

A respected and inspirational speaker, Mr. Paschall has shared his experience and respective industry acumen at state and regional conferences for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), speaking on such topics as alternative marketing for architecture; architects as industry advocates; and LGBT recognition within architecture.

In addition to his design and advocacy activities, Mr. Paschall is author of The Big Gay Architect Blog.


The Big Gay Architect Blog


July 23, 2021

Sense of Misdirection

Architects should have a good sense of direction, for no other reason than our professors pound that into us in nearly every studio. We’re taught the importance of siting a building to take advantage of natural light and topography. Then when we finally start working, every plan drawing is marked…
Food for thoughtLife
July 16, 2021


“By the way, we’re on Facebook and Twitter.” That was my introduction to social media in 2009. One of my partners walked in and made that declaration, and of course, her two older partners had no idea what that meant. We just looked at each other and said “Okay.” But…
Food for thoughtLife
July 9, 2021

Sweater Weather

I’ve started going to the gym again. I may need to take a sweater. After forsaking our gym membership in the middle of the pandemic, James and I realized the time had come to return. Sitting in our office chairs watching our asses spread wasn’t doing anything to get rid…

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