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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


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


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

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


Posted by on 1/9/15 at 05:50pm

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


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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Heather Gayle Holdridge

Lake|Flato has a very high percentage of employees who commute daily by bicycle.  This study has some great information on how that impacts our happiness and well-being. Via (brought to me via Rand Pinson): “Commuters who bike to work are the most satisfied with their morning travel, according to a new study by Portland State Urban Studies Planning Graduate School. The study concludes that commuters who walk to work were almost as happy as cyclists, the least happy being solo drivers. Considering that 76.6% of Americans drive alone to work, the findings should resonate with most of us. “Lead researcher Oliver Smith indicates that getting to work using your own power increases what he terms ‘commute well-being.’ Major factors that dragged down well-being scores included traffic congestion (non-existent for bike riders), crowded transit vehicles, safety concerns (especially for bikers), and travel times longer than 40 minutes (for auto drivers only).” You can read the full article for more on why bike commuters are happiest and other interesting research by PSU. LF’ers pass the Pearl Stable while riding downtown on a sunny afternoon.   Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith


Posted by on 12/19/14 at 12:47pm

Professional. Responsible. Pleasant. Thoughtful. Poised. Click to Read More

Jessica Vonderau

LF 30: 2002 Hilltop Arboretum

Posted by on 12/18/14 at 04:54pm

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


Posted by on 12/15/14 at 06:48pm

Joe just rocks. Click to Read More