Monthly Archives: October, 2013

    Heather Gayle Holdridge

    “A growing number of architecture firms are requesting Health Product Declarations from building product manufacturers, and the industry’s response will affect what they specify going forward.” Lake|Flato is proud to be included in this EcoBuilding Pulse article by Katie Weeks.   Click to Read More

    Karno Widjaja

    The Big Apple Visited: Four Freedoms Park

    Posted by on 10/29/13 at 07:14pm

    Earlier this month, I had a wonderful opportunity to revisit The Big Apple a.k.a. New York City. Besides attending a conference and meeting fellow architects and practitioners, the highlight of the visit was being able to see new sights and explore new areas that I had never been to before. What I like about NYC is that there’s something to see and explore during every visit. Click to Read More

    Rand Pinson

    Digital Pinup: Bridge House

    Posted by on 10/28/13 at 11:16am

    The Bridge House is a primary residence for a family in Houston, Texas.  The original house on the property was built in the 1930’s and underwent a series of additions throughout the years.  The house is very large and inefficient for a single family, so the client approached us to design a new house that would be more open, well-connected, and environmentally responsible. Click to Read More

    Corey Squire

    223 miles in 23 Hours and 47 Minutes

    Posted by on 10/22/13 at 12:01pm

    This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to run from Republic Square Park in Austin to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi. Click to Read More



    Posted by on 10/22/13 at 08:00am

    “I knew David and I would become good friends when I heard his answer to an intro question at his first office meeting: “What is your favorite color?” The answer, of course, is gray. Jump ahead a few months and we found ourselves working together on the same project, and jump ahead a few years, now after his return from grad school, and I’m lucky Click to Read More

    jennifer young

    In an industry where increased [and necessary] attention is being given to materials – what they are made of and where they come from – Lance Hosey reminds us that there is a third dimension we must not forget about. Read this recent post to consider how the selection of building materials can also be used to promote social equity…and check out the Living Building Challenge’s new program —JUST   Click to Read More


    Journey of the pennant

    Posted by on 10/21/13 at 02:18pm

    This past weekend several Lake Flato riders took to the road on the MS 150 along with the rest of the “Grackles”. The following is a slightly different perspective on the ride. Click to Read More

    Vicki Yuan

    LF Represented at TEDxSan Antonio 2013

    Posted by on 10/18/13 at 12:19pm

    Last Saturday, the fourth annual TEDxSan Antonio was held at the Rackspace Global Headquarters. I learned during the introduction that Rackspace has been webhosting since its inception, so it was the perfect venue to host the live conference. The locally organized TEDx committee, charged with curating “Ideas Worth Spreading”, Click to Read More

    Ashley Heeren

    The Grackles Century Ride for MS

    Posted by on 10/16/13 at 06:59am

    Every year (for now 8 years) the Third Street Grackles fundraise for and ride in the Bike MS: Ride to the River, a two-day 157-mile bike ride that raises money for multiple sclerosis research and other services supported by the National MS Society. This year the ride was shortened a bit — day two was canceled due to a bad weather front — but day one was glorious enough on its own. And I was able to celebrate a little personal accomplishment: 100 miles was the longest I’ve ever ridden in a day by 70 miles! Click to Read More


    Posted by on 10/9/13 at 02:22pm

    Have you ever known a Renaissance woman? Linda Perez is the first person who comes to mind when I hear that moniker. Linda gained local fame when her emotional Pecha Kucha talk elicited both tears and a standing ovation (the only I’ve ever witnessed) at the Center for Click to Read More