Monthly Archives: May, 2012

    Rand Pinson

    Digital Pin-up: Big Bend

    Posted by on 5/30/12 at 08:00am

    The beauty of Big Bend National Park’s remarkable landscape has much to tell us about relationships between the geology and paleontology of this unique place. Big Bend National Park has produced some of the most significant fossil finds in recent decades, yet these wonders are not adequately displayed or interpreted in the Park. Additionally, Big Bend National Park is one of the only National Parks with a clearly visible K-T boundaryline Click to Read More

    Corey Leamon

    Our Newest Project Designer

    Posted by on 5/29/12 at 02:29pm

    Say hello to Ashley Hereen, a recent addition to the Lake|Flato team! She comes to us most recently from Austin, Texas but was born in Las Vegas. She received her BA from Yale in 2005 and followed up with a Masters from Harvard in 2009. Her interest in the firm stems from “the sense of place… projects tied to physical and cultural contexts, sensitive to environmental opportunities and constraints, that often explore a contemporary Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Pecha Kucha Standing Ovation

    Posted by on 5/29/12 at 09:08am

    In case you missed last Thursday’s PechaKucha Night, here is the presentation that received the first and only standing ovation: Rancher Linda Perez. Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Shou-Sugi-Ban in Process

    Posted by on 5/28/12 at 06:04am

    Mike and Tim from Reznikoff Custom Furniture recently sent us some shots of their burning process for a shou-sugi-ban finish to be applied as an interior finish for SK Ranch. Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese technique of charring wood to naturally protect it from weather, pests and rot. The result is a gorgeous textured charcoal finish. On SK Ranch, Mike and Tim are starting with vertical grain cedar boards and finishing with a clear polyurethane sealer. Click to Read More

    Jonathan Smith

    Mid Atlantic Inspiration

    Posted by on 5/25/12 at 09:39am

    Cameron and I traveled to from Maryland to North Carolina last week and took in some architecture while catching up with friends… Click to Read More

    Corey Leamon

    Waller Creek Design Week Kick-Off

    Posted by on 5/21/12 at 11:00am

    Last week marked the start of Austin’s Waller Creek design competition between four final teams. On Tuesday, our very own David Lake, FAIA, and Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, with Dr. Kongjian Yu of Turenscape, spoke to a packed audience at the Blanton Museum in Austin about our team’s vision of a living and productive landscape for Waller Creek. Afterward, the team was eager to hit the ground running and worked through the Click to Read More

    Big Bend: Rocks and Hard Places

    Posted by on 5/21/12 at 04:05am

    After hearing innumerable accounts of the raw beauty of Big Bend National Park, two fresh-faced LFer’s embarked on a four night excursion in the Chisos backcountry. Repeatedly battered by the unforgiving wilderness, what were once the innocent, emerged weathered, salty adventurers. For those pressed for time: snakes, unknown creatures in the night, wind, rain, fog, mud, and mud. Click to Read More

    jennifer young

    Connecting Nature to Design

    Posted by on 5/18/12 at 02:19pm

    What are the Bottom Line Benefits of Biophilic Design? How can our designs more effectively connect with Nature? These are some of the questions being discussed at this year’s AIA Convention by a panel including Jason McLennan, founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, William Browning, partner of Terrapin Bright Green, and Bob Berkebile, founding principal of BNIM Architects. Read a short article about this panel’s discussion here. Click to Read More

    The Project: Broadford Farm Pavilion Location: Hailey, Idaho Project Team: Brian Korte AIA, Jay Pigford AIA, David Lake FAIA, Dale Riser Click to Read More