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Jonathan Smith

Field Report : Austin Central Library

Posted by on 4/29/16 at 02:13pm
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To celebrate the large live oak that was craned up to the 6th floor green roof reading garden at the Austin Central Library today here are some recent images of the construction progress at the Austin Central Library paired alongside the corresponding renderings. Click to Read More

Justin Ford

Two L|F-ers Off to Graduate School

Posted by on 4/26/16 at 12:03pm
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Graduate School Admissions Notification Season is winding down and two Lake|Flato interns, Wo Wu and Pavan Iyer, have emerged with acceptance letters in hand.  Click to Read More

jennifer young

Who was Harriet Pattison?

Posted by on 4/25/16 at 08:50am
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“We previously knew Harriet Pattison through bits and pieces…. But now an oral history project sheds more light on Harriet Pattison’s life and work. As part of an ongoing oral history series on landscape architects, the D.C. based nonprofit the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is releasing a 93-minute oral history on Harriet Pattison. In 32 wide-ranging clips, Pattison reveals how she approached her work, life, and Kahn. The series begins with her growing up in Chicago, through her opening of a private practice, to her major works like the Hershey Company Headquarters.”  
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Pavan Iyer

Get to Know the Interns

Posted by on 4/19/16 at 01:04pm
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LF’s four newest interns have been here for a while and are well-acclimated to the Lake|Flato lifestyle. Here’s the Dogrun-exclusive on Adam, Emilie, Alistair and Elijah. Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith

Meet Ryn

Posted by on 3/24/16 at 09:19am
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Ryn is always glowing. It could be the darkest, rainiest day and she still has enough sunny demeanor and charm to get through it and brighten the rest of us around her. Though animated with a subtle quick wit that could make even the Grinch laugh in conversation, Ryn is sharply focused. Click to Read More

Adam Heisserer

Liftfund Daylight Testing

Posted by on 2/4/16 at 04:10pm
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Last year, we went to the new LiftFund Headquarters in San Antonio to collect daylighting measurements. Collecting real data tells us how accurate our daylighting simulation was, and gives us invaluable information about which strategies are working and which are not. Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith
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It’s the close of the first week back at work in the new year, and like everyone else, many of us at LF have been reflecting on and chatting about goals we’re undertaking to make our personal, family and professional lives more enriching and productive than the previous year. This year, we broadened our frame of new-year’s-resolution-thought and contemplated things we — and others in the architecture/design/green building/urban planning/(and on and on) community — could do to improve the profession as a whole. We also thought it would be productive to include inspiration from some industry blogs for getting started — since that seems to be, naturally, the most difficult part of resolutions every year. LF’ers present, New Year’s Resolutions for Architects: Click to Read More

Adam Heisserer

Energy Monitoring at the Prow

Posted by on 12/17/15 at 03:00pm
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Last month we installed an eMonitor on the Prow, a porch house in the Davis Mountains. This is our first time monitoring an off-the-grid project, and our most remote installation so far. eMonitors track the energy use of individual electric circuits, and transmit the data in real time to an online account where it can be observed and analyzed. Owners can use this feedback to make informed decisions about energy use and save significantly on their energy bills, and we can improve future design decisions based on real data. Click to Read More

Adam Heisserer

Hardberger Park Earns LEED Gold

Posted by on 12/10/15 at 06:00pm
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The Urban Ecology Center, a visitor center and event facility for Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio, officially earned LEED Gold certification this week. In collaboration with landscape architects Stephen Stimson & Associates and Rialto Studio, the buildings’ architecture and its surrounding landscape perform in concert to teach strategies for sustainable water usage and collection. Click to Read More

Claire Fontaine

Don’t Go Chasing Rockslides

Posted by on 12/2/15 at 10:12am
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And there we were… huddled behind a gigantic boulder, shivering, wet, and terrified. This was sure to be the end.  It was unbelievable how quickly the status of our trip had changed. One moment we were experiencing a blissful July 4th afternoon on the Rio Grande, the next we were sitting silently imagining the tragic headlines that might follow our demise: “8 Lake|Flato Employees Die a Catastrophic Death at Big Bend.” Or at least I was. Click to Read More