Monthly Archives: October, 2012

    Corey Leamon

    The West Texas Attraction

    Posted by on 10/30/12 at 05:05pm

    In the Lake|Flato office, trips out to West Texas are common. A short 6-7 hour drive – we are talking Texas proportions here – will land you in the middle of the phenomenal yet unforgiving landscape that is the mountain-speckled desert. But what’s so great about the middle of nowhere? I’ve spent a deal of time trying to explain it to others and I still can’t put words to it well. There’s a feeling out there in Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Big Bend and Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Craft Call: Cactus Max Fine Metal Artwork

    Posted by on 10/28/12 at 10:29pm

    “One of the most enjoyable aspects of working on any project is the opportunity to collaborate with skilled craftsmen and artisans. This is where detail visions come to life and are made, changed, and often remade, into real things, often not even components that are seen yet are required to execute a detail. When budgets allow, these fabrications are limited only by imagination and can range from custom steel doors, decorative railings, Click to Read More

    Jonathan Smith

    La La Land Inspiration

    Posted by on 10/24/12 at 05:30pm

    Cameron and I recently spent time in the LA area and made the pilgrimage to the Schindler house as well as the Gamble House. We stumbled upon some other interesting things in the area as well. Click to Read More


    New Face in the L|F Office

    Posted by on 10/24/12 at 10:32am

    Welcome Robert Amedeo, our newest addition to the L|F family! An Austin native, Robert is joining us as a student intern and has already impressed us with his Revit skills. Robert recently completed his BS in Architecture from University of Texas at San Antonio. His favorite L|F projects are the Pearl Brewery/Full Goods and ASU Polytechnic Academic Buildings. Robert exemplifies the true All-American Boy, spending his Click to Read More

    Heather Gayle Holdridge

    2012 LEED Fellows Announced

    Posted by on 10/18/12 at 01:44pm

    The second class of LEED Fellows was announced today, and Bob Harris is on the list!
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    Ashley Heeren

    L|F represented at TEDxSA 2012

    Posted by on 10/18/12 at 09:25am

    TEDxSanAntonio brought 22 presenters to a stage at Trinity this past Saturday, and I left with my brain completely full. Topics included unplugging youth at summer camp, getting volunteer work to “add up,” respecting bacteria, and even group drumming to end the day. Plus, our own L|F partner Bob Harris gave a beautiful talk entitled “Beauty, Place, and the Environmental Imperative,” weaving together nature, architecture, and our essential human needs. All this happened in front of a backdrop that a group of L|Fers designed! Click to Read More

    Brandi Rickels

    Broadway Reach

    Posted by on 10/17/12 at 11:19am

    Looking for something to do in and around town this weekend?  The seven member institutions of the Broadway Reach (listed below) are hosting a Member’s Open house weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20-21.  If you are a member of ANYof the participating institutions, you have FREE access to any participating organization this weekend!  Not a member?  All venues will be selling memberships to new members at a Click to Read More


    Sustainability Team Welcomes New Intern

    Posted by on 10/17/12 at 10:30am

    Say hello to our newest sustainability intern, Uma Patwardhan! Uma joins us most recently from Pittsburgh, but she grew up in Mumbai, India. She received her Masters in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Bachelor of Architecture in India. Uma has jumped right in and is working on multiple projects for Lake|Flato. When Click to Read More

    Heather Gayle Holdridge

    Dynamic Scrim

    Posted by on 10/17/12 at 09:29am

    The Zahner Tessellate system can be put on a timer to put on a show, or respond to changes in temperature, light levels, and time of day.  It would be pretty interesting to watch your building shift according to exterior conditions!  You can watch also watch a video of this responsive building system. Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Pecha Kucha vol 8 – November 5, 2012

    Posted by on 10/15/12 at 03:31pm

    Read: Night BEFORE Election Day! The next PechaKucha promises to be another great one. There will be several food-themed talks, relevant to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday 🙂 Other talks will focus on art, with some science and mental health thrown in! Visit for links to websites for each presenter. Click to Read More