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While Supermétal may sound like an arena rock band they are actually a Quebec based specialty structural steel contractor working on the Austin Central Library. Earlier this month I took a trip to visit Supermétal’s Rock Hill South Carolina Plant to review one of the steel bridges for the library being constructed in the shop. I enjoy seeing how items we design are expertly crafted, and Supermétal’s shop did not disappoint. Click to Read More

Corey Squire

Josey Pavilion, Through the winter

Posted by on 2/6/15 at 11:12am
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The Josey miniseries is back and better than before with re-branded sustainability graphics! At Lake Flato, we are pushing forward with our efforts to visually display the graphs and data of the sustainability world and after a month hiatus, here they are.   This is the fourth and fith post of a thirteen post series on the process of obtaining Living Building Status. Each month over the next year, we will be posting an update on our water and energy usage as well as an overview on how we achieved each of the 20 imperatives mandated by The Living Building Challenge.   Since the last update in early December, energy use has been running smoothly. December was basically a wash where a combination of cold and cloudy conditions caused out energy generation to drop and our consumption to raise. At the end of the month, we had generated just 10 more kWhs that be consumed.   January saw our energy use raise back up to pre-grand opening levels, netting 81 kWh for the month and 165 kWh for the performance period so far. Decatur saw a drier than average December and a slightly wetter than average January, as our Click to Read More Click to Read More

Casey Nelson

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER: JUSTIN AND DAVID

Posted by on 1/30/15 at 09:21am
Justin and David

We are also very happy to welcome David and Justin who have migrated south to San Antonio to join the office as our newest design staff members. Click to Read More

Josh Nieves

The Interns Take on Government Canyon

Posted by on 1/28/15 at 04:12pm
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Taking advantage of the 70 degree weather in January, the intern crew decided to take a trip to Government Canyon and check out a classic Lake|Flato visitor center as well as some prehistoric dinosaur foot prints. Click to Read More

Casey Nelson
January 2014 Interns on a Fence

It has been a very busy start to 2015 here at Lake | Flato. With many great projects on the horizon, we have assembled a veritable intern army of talented, interesting, fun folks to help keep things running smoothly.
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Pavan Iyer

Dorothy

Posted by on 1/23/15 at 10:10am
Dorothy, our new weather station
Dorothy, our new weather station

Say hello to the newest member of our team, Dorothy. Coming in at over 7 feet tall, she is a hard worker who really puts her head to the wind in everything does. Dorothy is energized on sunny days, and lets everybody know when it is raining. Click to Read More

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Lake Flato’s “Maryland Team” has recently completed Schematic Design for the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building at the Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, MD. We’ve been collaborating with Cooper Carry out of Atlanta, GA again for our second biomedical lab building (after Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biomedical Building). Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
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A recent article in The Guardian cites several studies on sustainable offices and why workers are demanding healthy work environments. Click to Read More

Seema Kairam

IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEADQUARTERS

Posted by on 1/9/15 at 05:50pm
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For some at Lake|Flato, the end of 2014 meant wrapping up design documents for the new headquarters building for IDEA Public Schools located in Weslaco, Texas. We are very excited to break ground on construction over the next few weeks.
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Casey Nelson

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER : ERIC BOWMAN

Posted by on 1/7/15 at 11:42am
Eric Bowman

Eric Bowman, our new Digital Design Manager joined us right before Christmas, an early present for many Revit users here at the office. While many of us were fooled at Halloween (see Rob’s costume below) the search for a BIM guru ended right before the holidays. 
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