Monthly Archives: December, 2013

    Cameron Smith

    Big House Inspiration

    Posted by on 12/16/13 at 09:59am

    During Greenbuild 2013 I had the unique experience of touring the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. A short walk from downtown, Eastern State was the world’s first designed prison intended to inspire penitence and rehabilitate its prisoners through the “Pennsylvania System” of isolation. Click to Read More


    There are many points in time to begin telling this story. In geologic time, we could start 10 million years ago when the west Texas landscape was forming. We could start our story when the people of the Lower Pecos were making their rock art 3,000 years ago. We could start when Lake|Flato began their work with the Witte Museum, creating a new home for Click to Read More

    Corey Squire

    A few themes from greenbuild 2013

    Posted by on 12/2/13 at 04:26pm

    Last week a few of us traveled to Philadelphia for Greenbuild to learn about the latest trends in sustainable design. The week was full of seminars and product demonstrations and culminated with a keynote by Hillary Clinton and a performance by Bon Jovi. Here are the major takeaways from the week.   We should know what our buildings are made of. The one overarching theme of Greenbuild this year was material transparency.  A building may be beautiful, but is it giving its occupants asthma, or allergies, or cancer?  Click to Read More