Monthly Archives: August, 2012

    Rebecca Bruce

    On Site at the Hog Pen Creek Residence

    Posted by on 8/28/12 at 10:50am

    Yesterday Ted, Brian and I were on site at the Hog Pen Creek Residence. We took a lunch break for some burgers on the breezy porch and to enjoy the view of Lake Austin. Click to Read More

    Corey Leamon

    Another Great Addition!

    Posted by on 8/22/12 at 01:45pm

    Give a howdy to Kerry Phillips, who is joining us from SRG in Portland, Oregon to work on Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building. She graduated from Virginia Tech’s 5-year master’s program. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Hill Country Jacal in Pipe Creek because of its beauty, simplicity, and honesty – just how she wants to live and design! In her spare time, she loves to have long-labored walks through the wilderness with Click to Read More

    Brantley Hightower

    The Architecture of the CCC

    Posted by on 8/20/12 at 11:19am

    So Sammy and I went on a little father/daughter hike over the weekend to Palmetto State Park. Located about an hour east of San Antonio, the park has a swampy, prehistoric quality that is most unusual for central Texas. It also contains a number of structures build by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As Jonathan identified in an earlier post, these buildings are great on many levels. Click to Read More

    jennifer young

    ABC (American Bird Conservancy) director Dr. Christine Sheppard talked recently on NPR about her research on how birds see…or don’t see the glass in buildings. Sheppard says birds don’t see the way we do. “Reflection is definitely a problem,” she explains. Most birds don’t have good depth perception beyond their beaks — they have to get relatively close to an object to see much detail or distinguish it from background. Reflections in glass can make it seem as if there’s no building there — just more sky, clouds and trees. Click to Read More

    Jonathan Smith

    East Texas Inspiration

    Posted by on 8/17/12 at 08:30am

    Cameron and I recently traveled behind the pine curtain and into East Texas… top to bottom: Tyler State Park Bathhouse; Ruby’s Hat Outlet in Corsicana; CCC built trail Tyler State Park; CCC wall Tyler State Park; bathhouse wall Tyler State Park Click to Read More

    Corey Leamon

    New Accomplishments in the Office

    Posted by on 8/16/12 at 10:12am

    Cameron Smith and Erica Goranson have some great news! They have both added a few letters to the end of their name. Cameron passed her LEED exam and is now accredited for LEED AP BD+C. And, Erica passed her exam to become a licensed architect. Congratulations, Lake|Flatonians! Click to Read More

    Mindy Gudzinski

    AIA Boot Skoot’n Boogie

    Posted by on 8/13/12 at 11:30am

    Early last Friday morning a few LF gals loaded up their grill, with brisket and homemade Barracho Beans in tow to the San Antonio National Shooting Complex to enter the AIA Brisket Grilling competition.  They were joined later on in the afternoon by a group of LF guys taking part in the Skeet Shooting portion of the competition!  Thanks to our fellow LFers who showed up to support us and enjoy a tasty meal!  Click to Read More

    Grace Boudewyns

    Hotel San Jose A 1930s motor hotel in an eclectic district of South Austin was transformed from low-rent lodging to a hip, modern destination. Rooms in the existing three buildings were restructured, and a new 16-room building was added in the former parking lot to create a central courtyard. This communal outdoor space serves as an outdoor lobby, lounge and Click to Read More

    jennifer young

    A new report prepared by Perkins and Will compiles information on building materials that may cause or aggravate asthma. This is really important stuff. Check out the report here. “There is no doubt that the environments in which we all live, learn, work, and play are changing and affecting our health” ~Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Pecha Kucha San Antonio, Volume 7

    Posted by on 8/8/12 at 01:09am

    The next PechaKucha is coming up – come early to get a good seat!! Click to Read More