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Cecelia Smith

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER: ANA LOZANO

Posted by on 12/19/14 at 12:47pm
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Professional. Responsible. Pleasant. Thoughtful. Poised. Click to Read More

Jessica Vonderau

LF 30: Hilltop Arboretum

Posted by on 12/18/14 at 04:54pm
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In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER: JOE LOMAS

Posted by on 12/15/14 at 06:48pm
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Joe just rocks. Click to Read More

Laura Kaupp
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A giant smile breaks across my face when Jeannette visits my desk – she is either asking to help me with something or offering some crazy baked goodie. I think it’s her smile that goes airborne and infects other people causing them to break out in senseless smiles. Or maybe she puts something in those baked concoctions – they aren’t normal ingredients, you know. I’m not sure they ever make it to the other floors.  Click to Read More

Corey Squire
October, November Graph with labels

November was a big month for the Josey pavilion. After winning an AIA San Antonio Honor Award and celebrating its official grand opening, the pavilion is still operating as predicted, recording an energy surplus of 68 kWh after two months of occupancy. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
AIANY COTE

Lake|Flato’s Andrew Herdeg will serve as a juror for AIA New York’s inaugural COTE Awards.  The local awards program was inspired by the national AIA COTE Top 10  program, which awards the 10 best projects for sustainable design in North America each year.  The AIANY COTE Awards will recognize truly sustainable projects within 100 miles on Manhattan that set the standard for both beauty and performance. Click to Read More

Corey Squire

Lessons from Greenbuild

Posted by on 11/13/14 at 01:08pm
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Recently, a few of us traveled to GreenBuild in New Orleans to see what’s new in the world of sustainability. Though the official theme of the conference was resilience (particularly relevant given the host city) a few other hot topics kept popping up. Here are three major themes that I noticed from Greenbuild 2014. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

LF30: 2003 Dallas Arboretum

Posted by on 11/12/14 at 10:58am
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In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
2030 Commitment Graph

Each year, firms that have signed up for the AIA 2030 Commitment report their progress toward the 2030 Challenge in their design work.  Lake|Flato is proud to have participated and reported in the AIA 2030 Commitment program since its inception.  The AIA produces an annual report summarizing the results of everyone’s reports.  The 2013 report has just been released and is rife with interesting data on our industry’s progress toward carbon neutrality. Click to Read More

Corey Squire
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The Josey Pavilion, our first project seeking Living Building Challenge certification, began its operational phase on October 1st and things are looking good. During the month of October, Josey Consumed 139 kWh of electricity and generated 358 kWh. This is net positive usage of 219 kWh, meaning that 219 kWh of energy were sent back into the grid. Josey generated about 25% less energy than predicted, which is a little disconcerting but it also used less than half the energy that we had anticipated. A few more months like this and we should be in the clear.   Click to Read More