Monthly Archives: January, 2013

    Phil Zimmerman

    Field Report: Nueces River Ranch

    Posted by on 1/8/13 at 07:00am

    Conceived as a unique blend of old and new, the nearly completed Nueces River Ranch carefully incorporates historical artifacts into a work of contemporary Texas architecture.  As construction on this hill country residence comes to a close, the project has come full circle from early concepts of what the design would be.  Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    Seeing Architecture in Switzerland

    Posted by on 1/7/13 at 08:14pm

    I recently traveled to Vals, Switzerland, a remote village located in a valley high in the Alps. Vals has an interesting story: the village owned a failing 1960’s hotel/spa complex built over the only thermal springs in the region, and in the early 90’s, invited local architect Peter Zumthor to design the new thermal spa. Vals, still a tiny, distant place,  is now an epicenter for architects from all over the world. Much has been said of the architecture: its uncompromising rigor of Click to Read More

    Mindy Gudzinski

    Holiday Fun with our Littles!

    Posted by on 1/3/13 at 12:34pm

    For the second year in a row Lake|Flato has been a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Inspire U program. The program matches workplace mentors [Bigs] with children [Littles] from various schools in San Antonio. The relationships that develop through this mentorship program have been proven to empower adolescents to make more positive life decisions, attend college or university and go on to lead successful, fulfilling lives.
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    Grace Boudewyns

    Leon Springs is a residence for a professional couple who wanted their last home to achieve the highest level of energy and water efficiency. Our clients wanted a sustainable home that used local durable materials and efficient systems, had healthy indoor air quality, and allowed them to connect on a deeper level with nature.  There are 3 main forms that combine to create several outdoor spaces where the clients enjoy morning Click to Read More