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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

Vicki Yuan

LF30: 2001 BARTLIT RESIDENCE

Posted by on 11/3/14 at 08:52pm
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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. 
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Heather Gayle Holdridge
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Lake|Flato’s Ryan Jones will be presenting at Facades+ this upcoming Friday in Dallas, Texas.  He will be sharing our firm’s work in passive envelope design, including case study information on a project we have under construction at Georgia Tech.  We hope you’ll be able to come out and attend his workshop! Click to Read More

Lewis McNeel
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My wife Bekah works for a luxury tour operator. Once a year she gets sent on familiarization trips to South America. I go along for the free hotel rooms. Yes this really is every bit as ideal of a setup as it sounds. I also have a strong interest in hotel design here at Lake|Flato, and so these South America adventures are basically big happy research trips for both of us. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
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Perkins+Will’s Healthy Materials Group and Science Fellow Michael Dedeo have released new research in response to the need for architects and interior designers to develop a better understanding of flame retardants and their impact on health. The white paper, “Healthy Environments: Strategies for Avoiding Flame Retardants in the Built Environment,” identifies opportunities to design healthier buildings without compromising fire safety or code compliance.  Lake|Flato is looking forward to using this helpful guide in our work. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

LF:30 1999 Residence for Art

Posted by on 10/10/14 at 12:21pm
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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

David Lake

Remembering Callie Vickers

Posted by on 10/9/14 at 02:30pm
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A few months ago, we featured the 1984 Vickers Residence as part of our Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series. It is with sadness and much grief that we mourn the recent loss of this client, Callie Vickers, who passed away in Palm Desert California last week. Click to Read More