Monthly Archives: June, 2013

    Seema Kairam

    Destination: Lake Flato

    Posted by on 6/28/13 at 08:59am

    There is always some portion of my brain that is constantly spinning, trying to find opportunities for a good road trip. So after I accepted the job at Lake|Flato, my first thought was, which route are we going to drive?  Click to Read More

    Claire Matucheski

    On August 1st AIA San Antonio will be presenting the 3rd Annual Sustainable Urban Development Luncheon. Chaired by Lake|Flato’s own Tenna Florian at Lake|Flato’s own Briscoe Western Art Museum. The subject of the luncheon will be Architecture 2030: The Rise of 2030 Districts. Click to Read More


    Better Know an LF’er: Corey Leamon

    Posted by on 6/21/13 at 08:30am

    Corey Baby  by David Lake (Loosely inspired by Sherry, The Four Seasons) Click to Read More

    Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes

    Posted by on 6/20/13 at 01:38pm

    I recently took a trip home and visited some of the sites that were devastated by May’s round of tornadoes. The most talked about tornado struck Moore May 20th, moving about 200 miles per hour and spanning 1.3 miles wide.  The day before, a tornado touched ground in Shawnee.  May 30th and 31st experienced another round of tornadoes which hit Broken Arrow, El Reno and Oklahoma City.  The El Reno tornado was moving at 300 miles per hour and was 2.6 miles wide – the widest tornado recorded in U.S. history. It is a surreal experience to walk around the aftermath of these huge storms.  The disaster has lead to heated discussions about how to make sure affordable storm shelters can be available to residents.  There is currently a 6 month backlog for storm shelters in Oklahoma (which start around $2,500). If you would like to help the cleanup/recovery effort, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, AmeriCares, Operation USA and Feed the Children have all been working hard to help our friends in Oklahoma.     Click to Read More


    East Coasters Invade L|F

    Posted by on 6/20/13 at 09:39am

    We’d like to introduce two new LFers who have just completed their first two weeks! Josh Nieves, our newest student intern, and Rob Lingo, our newest intern architect, are helping out our residential studio.  Click to Read More

    Claire Matucheski

    What Makes A Winner

    Posted by on 6/19/13 at 07:29pm

    In case you haven’t heard yet, back in April 2013 our very own Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse was awarded an AIA COTE Top Ten Award. The award is given by the American Institute of Architects to the top ten most sustainable projects across the country. We’re certainly very proud to be on the list beside so many names we admire. There was an especially interesting post in Gizmodo about what elements set each winner apart. Some of these elements included Living Machines, 100% on site renewable energy production, energy meters in every classroom, or in our case it was “energy surfing”. Yeah, that’s right, surfing in San Antonio. Click to Read More


    Midnight in Mexico

    Posted by on 6/17/13 at 01:36pm

    The San Antonio Book Festival and the Library Foundation will host Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness next Monday, June 24. The event will be a discussion led by Corchado and author of Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz.  Click to Read More


    Better Know an LFer: Oliver Adamson

    Posted by on 6/13/13 at 04:40pm

    “While some may be intimidated by Oli’s tattoos or his silent demeanor, his British accent or the way he effortlessly pulls off a pair of new cowboy boots with skinny jeans, we here at Lake|Flato found him to be one of the nicest guys on the planet. We gave him the nickname “sweet angel baby”, and named our kickball team after him. Oli has always been Click to Read More

    Jonathan Smith

    Cradle of Liberty Inspiration

    Posted by on 6/12/13 at 05:31pm

    Recently the library team visited our joint venture partner Shepley Bulfinch’s office in Boston. When not hard at work on the Austin Public Library we were able to briefly take in some of Boston including the MIT chapel, Boston Public Library, and Fenway.  Click to Read More

    Claire Matucheski

    LEED Earth Campaign

    Posted by on 6/10/13 at 10:13am

    In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced last week a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 114 countries where LEED has yet to take root. Click to Read More